Cornerstones and Kids'Corner
We have moved to the seaside!
nothing much will change other than sea mist in our hair as we email and weekly meetings in London will take place at Century, 61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue
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Cornerstones launched a competition with a panel of agents to find two dazzling debut writers and out of 400 entries we're delighted to announce the winners: Paul Gapper, Birth of Stars about an octogenarian with dementia who wants to become a comedienne, and Katherine McKay, My House Eats People, the children's winner and it's about a house that eats people! Congratulations both. The prize is a face-to-face consultation and report and a chance to be placed with agents. Watch this space!
Cornerstones is a leading UK literary consultancy, established in 1998. We’re passionate about writing, editing and launching new authors, and we scout for literary agents.
All our editors have been chosen for their agenting, publishing or writing experience; specialising in a range of fiction, non-fiction and children’s writing. They use their editorial expertise to show you what is and isn't working in your MS and how to fix it, with an eye on marketability and what agents and publishers are looking for. Assigning the right editor to your mansucript is a key part of our service and we may take a few days to find a perfect match. We believe we're in the best position to do that for you - which is why we don't advertise our editors on our website - but we're always happy to talk through their credentials and the reasons for our choice.
If you would like to know more about self-editing techniques and advice on how to submit to agents. Write a Blockbuster and Get it Published by Lee Weatherly and Helen Corner, published by Hodder, is based on our teaching practices and workshops.
The first step is to contact us and we'll have a look at your first chapter and synopsis and if we can help, we will. We don't take every author on but we will explain why. An introductory letter will also be emailed - please read this carefully - as it explains what you can expect from our services.
Eve White Literary Agent
We’ve been recommending Cornerstones on our website for a long time and have had some first class children’s and adult manuscripts from them. If an author is not sure whether their book is ready to submit, or what they can do to develop it, they can expect a comprehensive review from this long-established consultancy.