This is the first article in a new series by Chris Holifield which will cover the major writing genres.
Writing Crime Fiction looks at the international market for crime novels and shows what is working for this readership and how you can give your own crime fiction its best chance of getting published.
In our latest fictionalised story Australian journalist Ben finds that a Submission Critique helps him get his submission package into good enough shape to get his novel taken on by a London agent.
Our Submission Critique service.
We've added Manuscript Polishing to the fictionalised stories which show how our Services can help writers get their work into shape.
Crime writer Brian McGilloway has made it at last. After lots of rejections he had the good fortune to be taken on by Macmillan New Writing and now has a two-book contract with the main Macmillan imprint.
Our reviewer said: 'The Writer’s Handbook does what it says on the tin. It is a useful book for helping writers to find what they want, and a helpful volume to accompany you in your search for a writer or agent.'
Our reviewer concluded that what makes this book an outstandingly good buy is the many articles about every aspect of getting published and called it: 'an essential companion for all writers'.
Our reviewer concluded:'You wouldn’t really compare it to the other magazines reviewed here, but for anyone who is thinking about self-publishing it provides advice and reassurance.’