Your Path To Literary Agents
We offer tough, realistic and constructive feedback on your writing - similar in style to the kind of feedback professional authors get from their publishers. If your work is strong enough to sell, we will help you place it with literary agents - and we have an outstanding record of success.
A good editing service will transform your manuscript - and transform you as a writer.
Online writing courses
We have courses for every range of ability and experience - and they're simple, friendly and intimate. And naturally, because we're the Writers' Workshop, all our tutors are accomplished professional authors (or screenwriters) with a track record of success. If you are writing with a view to getting published, then this is the place to start. View our full range of courses here
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Oh, and if you would like more support in your day-to-day writing life, then why not join the Word Cloud, our community for writers? It's free to join - and you'll meet countless passionate writers, just like you.
Meet literary agents
Do you dream of the chance to sit down with an attentive literary agent as you discuss your work face to face? Wouldn't you love to have the chance to meet top editors over lunch or a glass of wine in the evening?
Dream no more. All this (and more) is possible at the WW Festival of Writing in York. Every year we gather agents from some of London's best agencies, plus some of the UK's most impressive editors and authors and we bring them together for a weekend that's intense, inspiring and fabulously productive. Book your place today - and inspire yourself by reading about last year's event here.
Literary Agencies represented at this year's Festival will include: Rogers, Coleridge & White, AM Heath, Conville & Walsh, Blake Friedmann, Andrew Lownie, The Marsh Agency, Lorella Belli Agency, DHH Literary Agency, Sheil Land Associates, The Blair Partnership, Lindsay Literary Agency, Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency, Greenhouse Literary Agency, Wade & Doherty Literary Agency, Hardman & Swainson, Caroline Sheldon, Watson, Little Ltd, The Agency, Andrew Nurnberg Associates, Darley Anderson Literary Agency, Greene & Heaton Ltd, United Agents and PFD.
Literary agents advice library
We've placed work with most of the largest literary agents in London - including Curtis Brown, United Agents, Shiel Land, Conville & Walsh, AM Heath, MBA, Darley Anderson, Aitken Alexander, PFD, Rogers Coleridge White - and numerous others. No one knows more than we do.If you have a question about literary agents (including children's literary agents), we've got the answer. Learn more.
What are literary agents?
Literary agents are also correctly known as authors agents - but you'll also find people talking about book agents, publishing agents, fiction agents, writers agents or even writing agents.
And what these guys do is simple. They are there to sell manuscripts to publishers. They aren't there to promote books that already exist (eg: self-published books). They're there to find publishers in the first place. For more on what agents do, go here. For more on different types of publisher, check this out. If you want an agent for a children's book (or picture book), you should probably check out our children's pages.
What are editorial services?
This site talks about manuscript assessment - but you'll also find us (and others) talking about manuscript evaluation, manuscript appraisal, manuscript review, editorial services, feedback services, editorial critiques and so forth. In essence, these are all names for the exact same thing: tough professional advice on what a manuscript needs to achieve excellence.
That process of manuscript assessment and advice is our core service. It's what we do. You can find out what's involved by looking at our "Get Feedback" page or, better still, read through a sample editorial report here.