Publishing Coach

Whether you write fiction, nonfiction or poetry, I start by identifying your goals. Many writers have contacted me about editing and assembling short story and poetry collections, which I'm happy to do. I also offer editorial feedback on full-length prose manuscripts (structure, style, grammar, etc). Together we'll polish up your work so it's looking great and ready to be sent out to agents and publishers. Or ready to be self-published.

 

I also offer feedback on pitches and query letters — which are just as important as your manuscript — and advise on how to find agents and publishers who will actually want to read your work.

If you're self-publishing I offer advice on how to tackle the beast including writing a press release, a book description, back cover blurb, finding your audience, finding reviewers, and building your author platform.

My name is Julianne Ingles and I'm the founder of Guts Publishing. I have an MA in Creative Writing and an MA in Modern Literature from Goldsmiths College. I have edited and published 3 anthologies and 2 full-length memoirs, over 60 writers. They say 'do what you love and love what you do', well that's what I do, and why I am confident that together we can take your work to the next level. 

If you have any questions or would like to have a phone chat, get in touch. Let me know your genre and approximate word count. First consultation is free. I look forward to hearing from you. ~ Julianne

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"Julianne pinpointed a key weakness in my manuscript, yet edited my work with a light touch, always considerate of the fact that it was my story. I have no hesitation in recommending Julianne at Guts Publishing."

– Ann Rawson, A Savage Art (Fahrenheit Press, 2016) and The Witch House (Red Dog Press, 2020)

How it works

The free consultation is 20 minutes. We talk about your goals with your current project, word count and your deadline. Then we decide which plan is best for you. If you're happy with everything, you send your manuscript. For prose, I can read and edit up to 5000 words per week. I add comments and make suggestions for improvement. Then I send the manuscript back to you. Then we have a 1-hour follow up phone chat.

For poetry, if you want to assemble a collection we'll make a plan during the free consultation. The amount of time it will take depends on total page count and if the poems need work or are complete. 

For longer manuscripts, let's say 80,000 words, we'll make a plan for how to tackle the entire manuscript and meet your deadline.

 

I have 3 different plans: weekly, monthly and 3-month plans. I can do rush orders for an additional fee. Prices include VAT.

I request a 50% downpayment and the remainder is paid when the project is complete. Payment plans available. 

“Julianne Ingles of Guts Publishing is a meticulous and careful reader and editor who has enormous sensitivity to a writer’s work. Julianne doesn’t impose her own aesthetic but carefully and thoughtfully responds to the text, offering feedback that is encouraging, helpful and rigorous...”

— Gayelene Carbis, award-winning writer of poetry, prose and plays from Melbourne.