free manuscript evaluation and publishing plan

Want to win a free manuscript evaluation and publishing plan? 

In a past life, in Dublin, I was a creative writing mentor, facilitator and teacher and our school saw so many students go on to publish well that we opened a literary agency.

Many of “our” authors won awards, many others have hit bestseller lists and a number have gone on to full time writing careers.

I’m coming out of curating retirement in aid of Cricklewood Library. As part of our Zadie Smith fundraising event, I am personally offering one full manuscript evaluation and publishing plan to one winning author.

This is not just for self-publishers. If it’s your dream to win a trade publishing deal, I’ll be drawing on all my experience as a literary agent to look at how you should pursue that option.


  • Detailed feedback on your writing
  • A Genre Analysis
  • Tips On How To Self Edit
  • Publication Pathway Analysis

Get insightful editorial feedback and an effective plan for bringing your book to market, whatever your chosen publishing path.


Free manuscript evaluation and publishing plan: How to win

Donate to Friends of Cricklewood Library to be in with a chance at this boost for your writing and publishing career—together with the warm glow of having done something important for writing and reading in my corner of North West London.

You’ll have done nothing less than helped save a library, the hub of literature and community creativity.

Our library was demolished by the council but a determined group of local residents banded together to win it back for the community.

Free manuscript evaluation and publishing plan: Donate Now

Donate £15 to the Cricklewood Library cause  and then provide your proof of donation along with the first chapter of your novel to

There is also a chance to bid on some choice items, including signed books, tickets and conference passes, in our Literary Auction. You can read more about the event that inspired these fundraisers: here.