Adventures in Fiction

Professional development for writers

“The obvious often isn’t until someone perceptive
and experienced points it out.”

About Us

We have a firmly established reputation for nurturing new talent.
Our success rate is a direct result of an exclusive focus on fiction, mentors who are all mid career novelists and an in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry.


Our Services

We offer a range of services designed to suit writers at every stage.
Whether you just want to talk through your initial idea or you’re looking for more intensive input we have a package tailor made for you.



New Voices & Spotlight First Novel:


Starting out or with a complete draft—we have a competition for you.

For an opportunity to win a mentoring package enter now.

Success Stories

We provide a context and a tangible next step.
Most importantly, we offer practical strategies for moving forward
and building up your own editorial toolkit.
We want you to succeed.


Adventures in Fiction

Professional Development for writers

Welcome to Adventures in Fiction. If you are looking for honest and constructive advice you’ve come to the right place. We respect your vision—our job is to help you realize it.

Founded in 2003, we have a firmly established reputation for integrity and innovation. We know what it’s like to pull a narrative out of the air and treat the writers who come to us with empathy and care. We have a high success rate because of our exclusive focus on fiction, the high calibre of our mentors and our in-depth knowledge of the publishing industry.

We offer four core services—the Apprenticeships scheme, manuscript appraisal, mentoring and Writer’s Surgery. We also run two competitions a year.

“…to have a chance to work with published authors of this calibre, and with this level of input, is a priceless step in the right direction towards publication.”
Laura Longrigg

The MBA Literary Agency

Spotlight First Novel Award 2022

Spotlight First Novel Award now officially open for submissions!

Writers Toolkit: the complete package

Writing a novel? Need some guidance in the early stages? Writers Toolkit is designed with you in mind.

New Voices 2021. The Results

We are pleased to announce the winner and finalists. Read more.

“Your report has given me a fresh, almost aerial view of my novel. I found it both inspirational and dauntingly realistic.”
David Minall

“Your report was invaluable. I referred to it again and again.”
Shireen Jilla

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