A quality service at competitive prices

Our Fees

Writers Surgery

£95.00 per session


£2,125.00 (inclusive)

Manuscript Appraisals

A manuscript appraisal is a detailed and substantial core document offering an objective editorial overview of your manuscript.

Partial Appraisals

Up to 50 pages: £180.00
Up to 100 pages: £325.00
Up to 150 pages: £355.00
Up to 200 pages (or 64,000) words: £395.00

Full Manuscript Appraisals

Up to 250 pages (or 80,000 words): £450.00
Up to 300 pages (or 96,000 words): £495.00
Up to 350 pages (or 112,000 words): £550.00
Up to 400 pages (or 128,000 words): £600.00
Up to 450 pages (or 144,000 words): £650.00

Longer Manuscripts

Up to 500 pages (or 160,000 words): £700.00
Up to 550 pages (or 176,000 words): £750.00
Up to 600 pages (or 192,000 words): £800.00
Up to 650 pages (or 208,000 words): £850.00
Up to 700 pages (or 224,000 words): £900.00
Up to 750 pages (or 240,000 words): £950.00
(+£50 for every additional 50 pgs/16,000 wds)

Note: Fees are based on A4 manuscripts in 12 point font, double spaced and printed on one side of the page only. (Both publishers and agents expect submissions in this format). To confirm fees contact us.

+ Print out costs: 10p a page (up to £30.00)

All fees are payable in advance.

Appraisal Package

Example: Up to 300 pages (or 85,000 words) + structured one-hour one-to-one consultation: £570.00


Submission Packages

3 chapters (between 30-50 pages), blurb + synopsis + cover letter: £200:00

Short Stories
Up to 10 pages (or 3,000 words): £85.00
10-16 pages (or up to 5,000 words): £95.00

Children’s Picture Books
Up to 500 words: £120 per book

Children’s Illustrated Books
Up to 4,000 words: £130 per book

+ Print out costs: 10p a page (up to £30.00)

Mentoring Packages

Start-up package


Includes an appraisal of the first three chapters (30-50 pages), a follow-up consultation, and an agreed plan of action.

Stage-One package

£850.00 (complete manuscript)

Includes a full appraisal with one-hour structured consultation with recommendations for planning and preparation & a second follow-up one-hour consultation.
Complete manuscript: £850.00

Note: Figures based on average length novel of up to 112,000 words = up to 350 pages. Up to three chapters = 16,000 words, 30-50 pages. Quotes for fiction for children and young people available on request.

+ Print out costs: 10p a page (up to £30.00)

Payment options


• Cheque made payable to Adventures In Fiction
• Direct bank transfer (we will send details)
• Paypal (We will set up the transaction for you. You do not need to be a Paypal member. Please add an additional 3.4% to cover transaction fees.)

Overseas clients

• Cheque or banker’s draft made payable in pounds sterling. (Please add a £10.00 handling charge.)
• Bank transfer. (Contact us.)
• Paypal. (Please add an additional 3.9%.)

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