Fees

feesManuscript Assessment

Picture Books and Short Stories

  • £175 for the first picture book or first short story (up to 20 pages)
  • £60 for each subsequent book or subsequent story* (up to 20 pages)

Fiction and Non-Fiction Manuscripts (complete manuscripts only)

  • Up to 25,000 words, £0.010/word**
  • Any extra words above 25,000, £0.005/word

If you have issues estimating our fees, just let us know the number of words in your manuscript at hello@danielgoldsmith.co.uk for an accurate, no obligation quote.

Manuscript Reassessment

Picture Books and Short Stories

  • £160 for the first picture book or first short story
  • £50 for each subsequent book or subsequent story*

Fiction and Non-Fiction Manuscripts

  • Up to 25,000 words, £0.008/word**
  • Any extra words above 25,000, £0.005/word

Script Assessment

  • Up to 30 pages, £190
  • Up to 60 pages, £270
  • Up to 90 pages, £310
  • Up to 110 pages, £340
  • 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
Please write or call with details.

Mentoring Service: Novel in a Year
Up to 36 pages/10,000 words: £199/month

Editorial Services: Copy-editing and Proofreading
Copy-editing: £3.50/double-spaced page, Proofreading: £3.20/double-spaced page
Submissions must be a minimum of 50 pages.

Ghostwriting
Please write or call with details.

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

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 25,000 words (for example, a middle-grade novel), the minimum fee will be set at 25,000 words, i.e. £250 for assessment and £200 for reassessment.