466: Manuscript critique by novelist Sophia McDougall

Sophia McDougallITEM: I will critique up to 50,000 of fiction. I have over ten years professional experience as a novelist. I have worked as a literary consultant for Cornerstones since 2011 critiquing work by unpublished writers. Several authors have said my report was the best and most useful they’d ever had. This kind of service usually costs the client over £200, sometimes several times that. You can find some of my online writing advice here and here

BIO: I am the author of the ROMANITAS trilogy (Orion and Gollancz), numerous shorts and MARS EVACUEES (below), out with Egmont in April.

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.


  1. Claire

    I’ll start the ball rolling… L10

  2. Claire

    Forget to add, if there is no deadline.

  3. Chris Masterman

    £150 wouldn’t it be lovely?

  4. Chris Masterman

    & I forgot to click the notify me box …

  5. Mrs H

    I’ll throw my hat into th ring with 155GBP

  6. Mrs H

    My bid seems to have disappeared! I’ll bid 155 GBP again – but that doesn’t mean you get it twice! 🙂

  7. Ed Sandy

    175 GBP! Sounds brilliant.

  8. Night Writer

    181 GBP

  9. Caroline Praed


  10. Kerry

    £221 😉

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