All services include an initial one-hour consultation, where we will discuss your project and assess which of our packages would best suit your writing goals. Authors may choose to have their consultation at a face to face meeting, or by phone, email or video call, depending on location and personal preference.

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Literary Agency submission guidelines


  • We read every submission and respond to everyone with constructive feedback within 12 weeks.

  • We're only open for fiction submissions at the moment, but will consider all genres within this.

  • Please do not just submit to us for feedback. We need a complete manuscript, and we do offer a mentoring service if you need help working on your book. 

  • You are welcome to submit to other agents simultaneously, but let us know if you are signed up by someone else during the submission process. 

  • Please send us a cover email including: about you, the book genre, blurb, inspirations, comparable authors and why yours will stand out. 

    Attach your synopsis and first three chapters in the following format:

    • Arial. 12 point. Double spaced. Numbered pages.


‘You wouldn’t have got close to me if you’d known who I was.’

After all, she had been taught to hate him too.




Clare Coombes

Editor, Published Author, PR & Mother

With more than 10 years’ experience of writing professionally, including the publication of my debut novel Definitions in 2015, I have developed an in-depth knowledge of what agents and publishers expect to see from a submitted manuscript. I have been through the full process of drafting, editing, pitching, publishing and marketing a novel; using my background in PR and marketing to analyse what a book needs to get the attention of an agent or publisher.

My Creative Writing Masters and postgraduate teaching, included how to pitch to agents and publishers, as well as good social media practice for writers. I have judged fiction competitions and spoken in schools and at high-profile events on writing as a career.

My commended short stories and novel extracts feature in a number of publications, competitions and journals. In my PR roles, I have worked on everything from art to astrophysics, used by national media, with nominations including ‘Breakthrough Story of the Year’ from Science News.


Matthew McKeown

Editor, Copywriter & Wrestling Fan

As an English BA and Writing MA with a background in commercial copywriting, I am able to provide an editing and proofreading service that meets the highest standards of spelling, grammar and punctuation.

I have written feature articles for a wide variety of print and online publications, covering everything from football to music festivals, and my screenwriting portfolio has received a professional recommendation from an award-winning industry expert.


My freelance editing career began with Clare Coombes’ debut novel Definitions, which has since been published both in paperback and through Amazon Kindle by Benion Kearney of London.


I work to guidelines set by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders - of which I am an accredited member -  and take great pride in being able to help writers turn a rough draft into a polished, publishable manuscript.




“At every stage Clare was quick to offer any more help I might need and the whole process felt like a professional but collaborative experience of shaping my work into a polished piece. She was fantastic to work with, and I would recommend her to any aspiring novelist in need of an engaged but firm eye for their writing.”

Elijah Taylor, Author and Pulp Idol Finalist



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