Feedback and Editorials

Bandit Fiction are proud to offer both feedback to writers who submit to us, and an Editorial service to all writers. We understand that everyone is at a different stage in their writing journey, and if we can use our skills and experience to aid in their progression, we are very happy to do so.


One of the things that we feel defines us as a publishing company is that we're invested in the developed of the writers we work with; we want to help them become the best they can be. As such, all those who submit to us are able to ask for a small amount of feedback, should we decide not to publish their story. We'll provide a couple of small points on areas where we think improvements can be made, but also what the strengths of the story are.


The free feedback we offer is only small - a paragraph at most - but if writers would like more detailed feedback, we also offer a paid Editorial service.


We offer three categories of Editorial service: for stories less than 1500 words; for those 1500 to 3500 words; and for those more than 3500 words. There are set prices for the first two of those categories, and for stories over 3500 words, we can provide bespoke quotes.


You can find out a little about both the feedback and Editorial services we offer a little further down, or if you'd like to go straight to purchase an Editorial service, the links below will take you there.


One small disclaimer: all feedback, from whatever source, is always subjective. Everyone knows the story of J.K. Rowling's rejections, or can think of a classic work of literature that they dislike. We offer the best feedback we can based on the experience we've gathered through assessing submissions, studying writing, and by being writers and avid readers ourselves.

Less Than 1500 Words

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1500 to 3500 Words

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Bespoke Quotes

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What Some People Have Said About Our Feedback

Of all the submissions I have made to magazines, yours was by far the most helpful and insightful rejection I have received. 

I was impressed that you actually delivered the service as promised, having fully expected to receive a generic response. The fulsome few sentences indicated that someone had actually read my piece, while the comments were action-oriented. 

The initial assessment was helpful. I'm a beginning writer, and the mix of encouragement and pointers was just right. 

What to Expect From An Editorial

Your story will be read by two of our editors. In the case of stories previously submitted to us for publishing, it will be at least one of the same editors as reviewed your submission (subject to staff availability), as they are already familiar with your work.  

The editors will go through your piece, making notes and annotating segments of your story. This will be both areas of strength and improvement, and any criticism will be constructive. 

In our team we have a great mix of skills, hence why we feel we can offer this service. Each member of our team has extensive workshopping experience, with some being published authors.

You'll receive three documents in total: an annotated document, both copy and proof edited, with comments from both editors on the document itself, and two help sheets, one from each editor, which will include three areas of strength and three areas to improve, as well as further comments from each editor.

You can expect to hear back from us within four weeks. However, please be aware that there may be some occasions where we are unable to provide you an Editorial service - we are, after all, volunteers. If that is the case, you will receive a full refund.

Editorial - Less Than 1500 Words

£5.00

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Having trouble with your story? Is there something about it that's just not working? Or do you think it's finished, but it keeps getting rejected?


Why not look at our affordably priced Editorial service, where we'll give feedback from two of our editors, as well as copy and proof editing.


After purchase, just email through your story to submissions@banditfiction.co.uk and attach your PayPal invoice, so we can confirm that you've paid. In your email, if there's any aspects of your story you'd like our editors to focus on (just can't find the perfect ending?) then let us know.

Editorial - 1500 to 3500 Words

£10.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

*PLEASE MESSAGE US HERE PRIOR TO PURCHASE TO ENSURE WE HAVE THE CAPACITY TO FULFILL YOUR REQUEST*


Having trouble with your story? Is there something about it that's just not working? Or do you think it's finished, but it keeps getting rejected?


Why not look at our affordably priced Editorial service, where we'll give feedback from two of our editors, as well as copy and proof editing.


 After purchase, just email through your story to submissions@banditfiction.co.uk and attach your PayPal invoice, so we can confirm that you've paid. In your email, if there's any aspects of your story you'd like our editors to focus on (just can't find the perfect ending?) then let us know. 

Bespoke Quotes

Most of our Editorial services are focused around the story lengths that we accept as a company; after all, it's these submissions we have more experience of that others, and these where we feel like our expertise is best put to use. But that doesn't mean we can't apply what we know to other, longer works.

What Do I Get?

Like our shorter Editorials, you'll receive an annotated document and help sheet from our editor/s. How it differs from our other services is that it may be provided by just one editor, and to different timescales, but all of this will be agreed by both parties prior to any money changing hands.

What Do I Do?

If you're interested in an Editorial for a longer piece, please contact us through the button below. Give us as much information as possible. Things that greatly help us in planning and pulling together a quote are:

  • Information about your story (so we can allocate the best editor/s)
  • How quickly you'd require the feedback (not just so we can check if we're able to do it in that timeline, but also, faster turnarounds may dictate prices)

We'll then get back to you as soon as we can (we'll also look around similar services to make sure we offer a fair and competitive price) and provide a quote and timeline. If you're not pleased with either of these, we're happy to enter into discussions to find a solution for both parties.

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