For those who want submission package read throughs all the way up to developmental editing on a full manuscript, this could be the option for you.

Long-term mentoring is at the heart of what we offer, however we understand that sometimes you just want some feedback, quickly.

So, we offer that, too, with many experienced, published authors and talented developmental editors eager to help you.

Example prices:

Submission Package review:

£100 (£150 in you want a fast turnaround) – this includes notes on your letter, synopsis and first 3 chapters (up to 10,000 words max).

For partial/full manuscript developmental edits:

£0.01 per word (£10 per 1000 words for the first 20k, then £5 per 1000 words thereafter).

e.g. a 30,000 word novel would be £250 and a 50,000 word novel would be £350.

For Picture Books:

£55 per text for a full critique and feedback.

Our Quick Spark editors include all of our Spark Mentors, plus some of our PB authors for Picture Book critiques.

For a novel developmental edit quote, please email, and indicate if you have a preference for which Spark Mentor(s) you’d like to edit your novel. Please indicate at least 2, in order of preference, to allow for author unavailability.

Stuart will send you a payment link, based on the agreed price.

Want to know what to expect? Read a helpful blog post here by two of our editors: SPARK EDITING – A LIGHTING FLASH OF INSPIRATION FOR YOUR BOOK

For picture book critiques, you can book in here, and Stuart will email you to discuss sending and any other specifics.