Editorial Consultancy

TSS Publishing offers a full Editorial Consultancy Service, providing writers with feedback on their work in progress or finished manuscript. We offer consultancy on short story collections, Novellas-in-Flash, and Creative Non-Fiction Collections.

The service gives a flexible one-to-one opportunity to work with an experienced editor. The same editor will be in touch with an author throughout the editing process, providing guidance on specific or general aspects of the work as required. Work is done via email and Skype.

We also offer assistance for authors intending to submit their work to an agent or publisher and need help with the cover letter and accompanying synopsis.

Contact rupert@theshortstory.co.uk to discuss your particular requirements.

If you require feedback on an individual short story or flash fiction, please use our Critique Service.

Submissions should include

A 500-word synopsis of the project (including whether the manuscript is complete or not) which outline the major themes and architecture of the collection. Please also provide details of any specific areas you would like the editor to focus on, as well as a complete word count / estimated word count.

What do you get?

The Editorial Consultancy Service offers feedback on the individual pieces within a collection, as well as an appraisal of the collection as a whole.

Features such as structure, character, setting, style and tone will all be considered. Additionally, clarity, concision, and consistency within the pieces of fiction will be evaluated.

A frank assessment of a manuscripts readiness for sending to agents to publishers will also be provided.


  • First 5,000 words + synopsis – £125
  • Up to 10,000 words + synopsis – £155
  • Up to 25,000 words + synopsis – £225
  • Over 25,000 words + synopsis – £225 + £50 per additional 5,000 words
  • Book Proposal Assessment for publication – query letter, sample extract (10,000 words) and synopsis – £215