If you are submitting to publisher or agent, your covering letter, synopsis and opening chapters must be up to industry standards.
Our manuscript submission assessment service will tell you exactly how to present yourself in your covering letter, how to improve your synopsis and whether your opening chapters are ready to go. If the chapters need more work we will give you a verbal outline of what needs to be done.
The manuscript assessment service is ideal for authors who have completed their novel and who are about to submit.
If you have not completed your novel, or if your chapters need a lot of work we will suggest a more detailed line by line critique by one of our panel of best selling Irish authors who can guide you through your manuscript improving step by step.
Inkwell are experts in author promotion and marketing, and when assessing your manuscript, will give you tips on how to present yourself to a publisher and how to develop your author profile.
Please email (details here) before submitting to find out when your manuscript can be read – we reply to all email, so if you have not heard back within three days, do try again, sometimes emails go astray!
Inkwell Manuscript Assessment: €75, follow up assessments €50. Submissions are required in hard copy – please see our pricing page for submission details.
Vanessa O’Loughlin is a scout for several leading literary agents and has placed authors with literary agents Simon Trewin, Marianne Gunn O’Connor and Paul Feldstein, plus multiple authors with Ger Nichols at The Book Bureau and Sallyanne Sweeney at Watson Little, London.