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Any member of Frome Writers' Collective may make an initial submission to Silver Crow Books.
The service is run by FWC coordinators in tandem with a team of trained readers.
The submission process is outlined below.

Submission windows for new manuscripts are:
1. from March 1st to May 1st
2. from September 1st to December 1st.

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The Submission Process

Stage 1: Initial submissions: £80

An initial submission comprises 5,000 words from the beginning of the manuscript and a 500-600 word synopsis, accompanied by a chapter breakdown with two or three lines describing the content of each chapter and a completed form and fee.

The author will receive a report based on an analysis of the manuscript’s storytelling, style, setting and technical effectiveness, plus a synopsis report.

Stage 2: Interim submissions: Free

Where a manuscript shows promise, interim submissions will be accepted free of charge and comments will be made against the original report.

Stage 3: Full submissions: £150

A full manuscript submission is read by two readers and two coordinators. A full report will follow and the manuscript will either be accepted for Silver Crow endorsement, or there will be further conversations between the author and the coordinators.


Silver Crow is a publishing advice service, rather than a publisher. The service provides a friendly, middle way between traditional publishing and authors working on their own. It offers support and guidance throughout the process as well as cost-effective manuscript screening.

A manuscript’s acceptance for Silver Crow means that the the author is able to use the Silver Crow logo, enjoy the benefit of joint publicity, and take advantage of shared promotional opportunities. The book will also be listed on the website as a Silver Crow book. Advice about agents and self-publishing routes will be given on request.

It should be understood, however, that not all manuscripts submitted will be accepted or go through to publication. Where significant structural and editing work is clearly needed, other services will be signposted as more appropriate.