Fees

Manuscript Assessment

Picture Books and Short Stories

£195 for the first picture book or first short story (up to 6000 words)

£80 for each subsequent book or subsequent story* (up to 6000 words)

Fiction and Non-Fiction Manuscripts (complete manuscripts only)

Up to 30,000 words, £0.012/word**

Any extra words above 30,000, £0.005/word

Manuscript Reassessment

Manuscript Reassessment

Picture Books and Short Stories

£185 for the first picture book or first short story

£70 for each subsequent book or subsequent story*

Fiction and Non-Fiction Manuscripts

Up to 30,000 words, £0.011/word**

Any extra words above 30,000, £0.005/word

Script Assessment

Up to 30 pages, £290
Up to 60 pages, £390
Up to 90 pages, £490
Up to 110 pages, £590
For scripts over 110 pages, please write or call with details.

Recommendations to Agents and Publishers 

Free (subject to assessment)

Query Letter Clinic

Free

Market Assessment for International Writers

Market Assessment for International Writers

Please write or call with details.

Mentoring Service:
Novel in a Year

Up to 10,000 words: £199/month

Editorial Services: Copy-editing and Proofreading

Editorial Services

Substantive editing: £6/300 words
Copy-editing: £5/300 words
Proofreading: £4/300 words
Submissions must be a minimum of 20,000 words

Ghostwriting

Please write or call with details.

VAT and Payments

All our prices include VAT.

Payments
We accept the following payment methods:

  • by bank transfer (details will be on our invoice)
  • by credit or debit card online (Visa, MasterCard, American Express)
  • by PayPal
  • by cheque, made payable to Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd

If you are unsure how to estimate our fees, just get in touch with the number of words in your manuscript at hello@danielgoldsmith.co.uk for an accurate, no obligation quote.

Please note that, in order to maintain our PCI DSS compliance, we no longer accept payments over the phone. All card payments are handled securely online by our card processing partner, Worldpay. To pay by card, clients will be invoiced electronically and will be able to complete the payments on Worldpay’s secure online platform.

* We accept a maximum number of 4 (four) picture books or short stories per submission for assessment or reassessment. Submissions above this number will form part of a new bundle and of a new assessment/reassessment report.

** For manuscripts of long fiction and non-fiction under 30,000 words (for example, a middle-grade novel), the minimum fee will be set at 30,000 words, i.e. £360 for assessment and £330 for reassessment.