Improve Your Acceptance Chances:
Have your first ten pages assessed twice by a professional
You only get one chance to make an impression on an agent or publisher and get their interest. If you haven’t done this by the first ten pages they won’t read further. Don’t waste your first chance. Our professional agents or editors can help you improve your acceptance chances by working with you on the first ten pages of your manuscript. Work with a professional to give you specific feedback on what keeps someone reading your work and what common mistakes turn them off.
Our professional literary agent, Alex Adsett, has extensive publishing experience and is willing to help you attain your goals. See Alex’s bio:
Alex Adsett is a literary agent and publishing consultant with more than sixteen years experience working in the publishing and bookselling industry and has managed Alex Adsett Publishing Services since 2008. As an agent, Alex represents a select group of genre authors – an exciting mix of crime, mystery, science fiction, fantasy, horror and romance. With a growing stable of authors, she is always on the lookout for amazing works of genre fiction for adults or young adults. As a publishing consultant, Alex offers publishing contract and negotiating advice to authors, publishers and booksellers. She has worked for or with many different publishers and authors, serves on the boards of the Queensland Writers’ Centre, Queensland Literary Awards and the Small Press Network, and is often to be found on twitter at @alexadsett or via her website www.alexadsett.com.au.
The cost of AU$199 includes:
GCWW: Sends you a list showing the professional’s foremost ideas to improve your work – the latest ‘do and don’t’ guidelines utilised by today’s fast-moving industry. Discover what you should be showing in your work to keep them reading.
YOU: With this list, revise your first ten pages and submit them to us.
GCWW: Forward your work to one of the publishing experts.
A professional editor or agent reviews your first ten pages to provide specific feedback to ensure your opening pages grab attention.
YOU: Receive detailed individual advice on the first ten pages of your manuscript. You revise based on the specific suggestions and re-submit.
GCWW: Forwards your work back to the publishing expert.
Your professional gives further feedback by providing a final few sentences.
YOU: Receive the feedback (and possibly a request to read more of your manuscript, or a suggestion for a suitable agent or publisher). Now you can feel confident about contacting an agent or editor. No more wasted chances!
* Write a cover sheet with the details below
* Make your payment by Direct Deposit to:
NAME: KM Stewart
REF: Your name
*Forward your cover sheet, with two attachments:
(1) A 500-word synopsis of your story
(2) First 10 pages of your story to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Expect an email by listing the professional’s foremost ideas to improve your work
* YOU: Check and re-work your manuscript where necessary
* YOU: Forward your first ten pages to email@example.com
* Within a few weeks, expect a response from the agent/editor – an individual assessment with specific suggestions
* YOU: Re-work your manuscript
* YOU: Forward your updated 10 pages to firstname.lastname@example.org
* Within a few weeks, expect further feedback and perhaps even suggestions for an agent or a publisher.
NO MORE WASTED CHANCES …YOU CAN FEEL CONFIDENT THAT YOUR FIRST TEN PAGES HAVE BEEN PROFESSIONALLY ASSESSED AND CAN MAKE AN IMPACT.
Your COVER SHEET should contain:
DATE PAYMENT MADE:
NUMBER OF WORDS OF COMPLETED MANUSCRIPT:
Should you have further questions call Terry Spring 0412 618 088 to discuss them.