New Voices First Novel Competition is designed to encourage and support new writers starting out. We are pleased to be able to offer feedback to all entrants at a discounted rate.   

Last year’s winner Kathryn Ensall: “Your appraisal came at just the right moment in the development of the novel and your advice on character and plot development was very helpful as I groped my way through the story for the very first time. You understood what I was trying to achieve and guided me towards a more structured approach.

Offer closes: 19th November 2021 

Start-Up Appraisal

An assessment of your first 30 pages/10,000 words covering every aspect of narrative development. Designed to ensure you have laid the groundwork for your novel and can proceed with confidence. (5 pages/1,600 words.) Read more

“All of your feedback has been really helpful from storyline to editing and has given me loads to think about in shaping my story. I needed a professional perspective and yours has been extremely useful.”    Graham S. McKean 

Summary Feedback

Considered, contextual editorial input on your first page & synopsis with useful pointers for you to think about. (Usual format: two page report & annotations on pages.)

“Thank you for sharing your professional insight with me. The summary assessment and feedback comments inserted in the body of the synopsis and first page were enormously helpful.”  Lina Alyas


Start-Up Appraisal: £175.00  

Summary Feedback: £55.00    


Contact us with your name & the title of your ms and we will send payment details. 

Start-Up Appraisal. Send us your pages in a word document as an attachment.

Summary. We already have your pages.

(Terms & conditions apply. Offers open to Competition entrants for a limited period only.)

Our Approach  

“It really helped me to step back and take the time needed to consider how best to fulfill the potential of the material.  I am now embarking on a re-write, which has been energized by your intervention.” 

   The Other Mrs Walker. Mary Paulson-Ellis. 2016. (Pan-MacMillan)  


  New Voices First Novel Competition nurturing writers at a key stage





































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