Reading and Critique Services

Get professional, objective feedback on your work prior to sending it out with our competitive script reading and poetry critique services

Scripts for stage, film, radio and television

Writers normally only get one shot at attracting the attention of a company or producer, so it’s essential that your script is as good as it can possibly be.

Our competitive non-profit making script reading service provides an opportunity to get professional and objective feedback on your script prior to sending it out into the world.

Your script will be read by a professional independent reader most of whom also read for companies such as Paines Plough, Royal Court, Channel 4, UK Film Council and Arvon amongst others.

Reports are broken down to cover every element of the script, through presentation, story, structure, dialogue, characterisation, tone, genre and marketability – and will advise you on the potential next step forward for your script.

How long does it take: Reports usually take between four and six weeks

What does it cost?
Scripts for stage & radio: Up to 70 pages: £45, 70-110 pages: £65, 110-150 pages: £85

Scripts for film & TV: Up to 70 pages: £50, 70-120 pages: £70, 120-150 pages: £95

If your script is longer than 150 pages please contact admin@newwritingsouth.com for a quote.

All scripts for stage, radio and television are eligible; screen and short film scripts with prior arrangement.

Submitted scripts must be finished but you may submit a first draft for feedback.

Can I send my script by post?
If you prefer to send a hard copy of your script, please do. Send your script together with the appropriate fee and covering letter to:
Script Reading Service
New Writing South
The Writers’ Place
9 Jew Street
Brighton. BN1 1UT

Please note: Hard-copy scripts will only be returned if you enclose a pre-paid self-addressed envelope.

  • "Fantastically helpful ... really useful, instructive and comprehensive."

    Gail Louw Writer
  • I was very impressed by the quality of the critique ... encouraging and very helpful in a practical way ... I feel much better equipped and can go on with confidence.

     

  • It's exactly the analysis I needed to improve the script.

    I can't begin to thank Rob for his amazing encouragement and constructive feedback that will make me a better more polished writer.

    I will definitely use this amazing service again.

    Sabera Ahsan

Poetry Critiques in association with Waterloo Press

New Writing South and Waterloo Press have joined forces to offer poets a professional, honest and detailed critical report on their work.

Readers will identify strengths and suggest areas for development, both of specific poems and of the work as a whole. In addition you will be offered suggestions for reading and be signposted towards what to do and where to go with your work.

The service is open to poets at all stages of development.

How long does it take: Reports usually take four to six weeks

What does it cost?
Up to 10 pages: £40.00 (Report will be 800+ words)
Up to 20 pages: £60.00 (Report will be 1000+ words)

Please note: Hard-copy poems will only be returned if you enclose a pre-paid self-addressed envelope.

 

How to submit:

  1. Poems should be double spaced on A4 with no more than 40 lines a page as a Word Doc or a pdf
  2. In the same document attach an accompanying letter telling us a little about yourself, indicating where you are with your work and detailing any specific issues you would like the reader to address.

No initial letter or phone call is required. However, if you do wish to contact us with any queries we are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have at any stage.

Can I send my poems by post?
If you prefer to send a hard copy of your poems, please do. Send your poems together with the appropriate fee and covering letter to:
Poetry Critique Service
New Writing South
The Writers’ Place
9 Jew Street
Brighton. BN1 1UT

Script Readers

  • Karis Halsall
    Karis Halsall Reads: Stage
  • Jess Loveland
    Jess Loveland
  • Anna Kowalczuk
    Anna Kowalczuk
  • Dinos Aristidou
    Dinos Aristidou Reads: Stage, Radio
  • Anjum Malik
    Anjum Malik
  • Kate O’Hara
    Kate O’Hara
  • Ben Morris
    Ben Morris Reads: Stage, Screen, Drama
  • Emily DeDakis
    Emily DeDakis Reads: Stage, Radio, Screen
  • Amy Wells
    Amy Wells Stage and Screen (British drama)

Want to know more? Call us on 01234 567 890 or email admin@newwritingsouth.com