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The Writers’ Advice Centre (for Children’s Books)
Shakespeare House
168 Lavender Hill
London SW11 5TG



020 7801 6300

Office opening hours

9.30am to 6pm

writers advice centre office

Feel free to contact us with any queries.
If you wish to see an editor in person you need to make an appointment.

Ask the expert - Email Enquiry Service - £20

Whilst we are always happy to answer quick email enquiries on a day-to-day basis, we don’t have the time or resources to enter into lengthy email conversations. So our 'Ask the expert' service is for authors who are not ready for a full manuscript appraisal but would still like to email Louise with specific queries about their writing.

Typical queries include running story ideas/titles past Louise, questions about presentation and/or approach, checking up on correct targeting, etc. The enquiry must be limited to the main body of the email (no attachments please) and should not exceed 500 words. Equally Louise’s response is not likely to exceed 500 words.


"I used your email advice service for the first time yesterday and found it very helpful & constructive without making me feel too downhearted when I realised I had to rework my idea! It's an innovative service and one I will make use of  in the future." - Vikki Biram

"Being able to ask a longer, more specific question meant the new email advice service was perfect for me. The response from Louise was detailed, quick and extremely useful." - A Neild

How to book and pay

Once we've received your payment, Louise will respond to your email enquiry within 48 hours.

  •   Pay online - click on the 'Pay now' button below to pay online by credit or debit card. £20

  •   Pay by phone: We no longer take payments over the phone. If you would rather not pay through this website or by cheque, please call us on 020 7801 6300 and we can go through other options.

  •   Pay by cheque: Please send a cheque made payable to The Writers’ Advice Centre to our offices at The Writers’ Advice Centre (for Children’s Books), Shakespeare House, 168 Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TG.



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