Agent Submission Assessment
If you have finished your novel, edited and polished it, and are ready to submit to a publisher or an 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.
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.
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 we would suggest consider a more targetted WIP Manuscript Assessment.
If this is your first book and you are new to writing, we would 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.
Contact us to review your work if you are unsure of the service you require, we’re here to help!
To book in for our manuscript assessment service 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: €125 (including VAT at 23%) for an assessment of the opening 3 chapters (up to 10,000 words) of your manuscript, covering letter and synopsis (maximum two pages). If your chapters are significantly longer, contact us to discuss.
We will assess it’s viability as a commercial proposition within the current publishing climate, give you solid feedback on any elements that need to be developed/improved in order to catch an editor’s eye, and give you tips to improve your covering letter and synopsis. We can also suggest publishers/agents to approach and the best way to do that.
Manuscript assessments are completed by Sue Leonard, a journalist and bestselling author who has reviewed and interviewed over a thousand first time authors. Sue aims to respond to you within 2-3 weeks but do please contact us to book your slot in her schedule prior to sending your package.
Inkwell are scouts for several leading literary agencies and has placed authors with literary agents Simon Trewin at WME, Marianne Gunn O’Connor and Paul Feldstein, plus multiple authors with Sallyanne Sweeney at Mulcahy Associates (London). We also work closely with Ger Nichols at The Book Bureau in Ireland and have placed many authors with her including award winning author Louise Phillips, Margaret Scott and Mary Grehan.