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Author feedback on your writing
Creative writing feedback, from £20.
Early Bird offer for full manuscript £400 instead of £500 to 9 April!
So you’ve started a novel, written a short story or tried your hand at flash fiction but there’s one burning question in your mind – is it any good?
Now’s your chance to find out! Two of this year’s Festival authors, Paul Burston and VG Lee have offered to provide professional feedback on your work in progress.
You can choose from:
- Editorial feedback on an extract of your work (up to 800 words), critique will be approx 300-350 words: £20
- Editorial feedback on a short story or longer extract from a novel (up to 3,000 words), critique will be approx 700-800 words: £50
- Editorial feedback on a full manuscript (up to 120,000 words), critique will be approx 1,800 – 2,000 words: £500
Your feedback will be allocated to one or other of the two authors (all fees will go directly to the authors).
Select an option from the booking button below – and happy writing!
Paul Burston is the author of six novels and the editor of two short story collections. His latest novel is the psychological thriller The Closer I Get (Orenda Books, 2019). A former editor at Time Out and founding editor of Attitude magazine, his journalism has appeared in many newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Times. He is the curator and host of award-winning literary salon Polari at London’s Southbank Centre, and the founder and chair of The Polari First Book Prize for new LGBTQ+ writing and The Polari Book Prize for established authors. He has devised and delivered masterclasses for the Guardian and run creative writing workshops across the UK. Born in York and raised in South Wales, he now divides his time between London and Hastings.
VG Lee is a comedian and author of five novels and two collections of short stories. In 2012, Lee was nominated for a Stonewall Award for writing and in 2014 she won the Ultimate Planet Award for Best Established Author. Her most recent novel, Mr Oliver’s Object of Desire was runner up for the YLVA Publishing Literary Prize for Fiction 2017. Her second short story collection, Oh You Pretty Thing was published by Tollington Press in February 2019. Lee is also one of the judges for the prestigious Polari Prize.