Beth Miller

Writing and tea

Submitting to agents and publishers

Well done! Your book is at last ready to plunge into the exciting but shark-infested waters of agents and publishers.

Before you cast it adrift, you might want an objective eye on your submission. Agents receive hundreds of submissions a week, but there are simple ways to improve the chances of yours being read.
I can advise on your letter, synopsis and opening page.

This useful service costs £100 (up to max.
1500 words).

This includes a mark-up of your work in track changes, a cover report, and a half-hour Zoom or phone chat.

Optional extras include:

  • A longer Zoom chat designed to help you pinpoint the right
       agents/publishers to approach
  • Critique of first chapter or first three chapters
  • Final ready-to-submit polish to first chapter

"Hugely helpful"

"Beth worked with me on honing
my book proposal in preparation
for going out on submission.
She was insightful, perceptive 
and hugely helpful, offering a
new perspective on my book
and lots of useful advice.
She has just the right
combination of kindness and honesty, and working with her 
was a real pleasure.

Can't recommend Beth enough
if you need some help with a
writing project."

Lulah Ellender, author of

Elisabeth's Lists, published

by Granta, March 2018


"Pitching a manuscript is kind of like playing bowls, except you’re blindfolded, and can only infer that you’ve missed when you don’t hear otherwise within six to eight weeks. And even then, you don’t know how much you’ve missed by. 

I played this demoralizing game for a while before contacting Beth. Her knowledge of the industry, and the large number of minor things which you have to get right to stay out of the slush pile, was invaluable.

After one coaching session, I was able to send out a significantly improved pitch, with increased confidence – and, this time around, an excellent outcome. My book is being published by Biteback. Thank you, Beth!"

Steve Ramsey, author of Something Has Gone Wrong, published by Biteback, January 2018

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