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Submission Feedback

If you wish to receive feedback on your submission, you can request this when you submit your work. Please email gutspublishing [at] with the subject line: Submission Feedback.


The cost is £95 (VAT included).

I aim to be as kind and constructive as possible. Which means, I take an honest look at your pitch, synopsis and manuscript, and tell you how to improve your submission. The idea here is to optimise your submission and be successful with the next publisher you pitch.

Here's a blog post I wrote about pitching: Pitching tips for writers

The service includes a written report on the first 7500 words, your synopsis and pitch. What I do is highlight your strengths and point out areas that need improvement (plot, character development, flow, etc). I also offer suggestions on how to improve your pitch and synopsis.

For more detailed feedback, I offer a full manuscript review which you can read about here:

If you haven't yet submitted your work, here are our submission guidelines:

xx Julianne

Editor, Guts Publishing


'I was pleased to discover that Guts Publishing provides a submission feedback opportunity, alongside their other editing services. My feedback arrived promptly and was detailed and constructive. I learned where my submission hit the mark but also where I needed to make changes in order to be more successful with subsequent submissions. I now have a clear plan for re-drafting. If only all publishers offered this service!' — Morag Edwards

'Julianne at Guts Publishing recently provided me with some extremely helpful feedback on the first three chapters of my memoir. Having read some of the books that Julianne has already published, I knew I would be in safe hands. In her analysis of my opening chapters, she provided me with robust and constructive feedback that was actionable and carefully considered. Julianne’s wealth of experience really shone through in her analysis, and I now feel more confident than before to edit my work using the advice and guidance that she has given me. I would highly recommend her services and would encourage anyone who is looking for an editor to reach out.' — Paul Shepherd

'Submitting to agents can feel like throwing work into a black hole. Having the option for submission feedback with Julianne has been incredibly helpful, providing reflections on what I need to focus on to improve my writing and decide what my next steps are. We can’t grow without feedback and Julianne offers a really valuable professional service.' — Michelle O’ Sullivan

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