Literary Agent Submission Package Service

Literary Agent Submission Package Service

Polish your covering letter, synopsis and sample chapters

This service is ideal if you're planning to submit your work to literary agents or mainstream publishers before committing to self-publishing

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Literary Agent Submission Package

Most literary agents and mainstream publishers receive between 50 and 100 submissions a week, yet only sign up 1 or 2 authors a year. Those are long odds if you're seeking representation for your manuscript (or a mainstream publishing deal).

Maximise the chances of your submission getting past the first round of the selection process with excellent presentation, professionalism and outstanding content. These are things you can achieve yourself with hard work, research and persistence, but sometimes advice from a knowledgeable professional can make all the difference between a request to see the whole manuscript and yet another rejection slip.

SilverWood Books offers recommendations and suggestions for how to polish and perfect your submission package, with advice on what your covering letter should contain, how to write a synopsis, and what persuades an agent to move beyond these initial documents to your sample chapters. We can't guarantee that agents or mainstream publishers will accept you, of course, because that depends on so many other factors, but we can help you polish your submission so that you stand a better chance of catching an agent's eye.

What do I get?

  • A full read-through of your submission package: cover letter, synopsis and up to 50 pages from the opening of the book (usually the first three chapters/10-15,000 words).

  • A detailed written report offering feedback on the positives, but also identifying key areas where improvements could be made, and a list of recommendations.

  • Information about what makes a good synopsis, and what needs to be included in the covering letter or email you send to a literary agent or mainstream publisher.

  • Where appropriate, each of your 3 documents annotated to offer precise supplementary information which supports our written report.

  • Detailed information outlining what literary agents and mainstream publishers are looking for when they open your submission package, and how to maximise your chances of them requesting your full manuscript.

Click the red basket icon at the top of the page to purchase this service.

When checkout is complete, you will receive an automatic email confirming receipt of your order, and one of our team will be in touch to request your synopsis and manuscript.

“If you’re thinking of self-publishing, I hope you don't go at it alone. With a team like SilverWood behind you, you have the support you need to publish the best work you believe in.”

J A Higgins