PASS CLINIC
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PASS CLINIC

WHAT IS THE PASS CLINIC?

The Pass Clinic is for children’s writers who are finding their work repeatedly passed by agents or publishers, but are receiving no feedback and have no idea why their story isn’t progressing. A lack of feedback is incredibly frustrating – how can you fix something if you don’t know what’s broken? On the flip side, if there IS nothing obviously broken, this is a good indicator that it is just about finding the right person to connect with, and this hopefully motivates you to keep sending your work out there!

WHO QUALIFIES?

I’m looking to work with you if:

  • You are an unagented, unpublished author (self-published is fine or any publishing where you have contributed financially)
  • Your story has been passed by TEN publishers or agents (ten passes for that particular text, not over a number of texts)
  • You haven’t received any feedback on this text

HOW DO I APPLY?

THE PASS CLINIC IS NOT CURRENTLY OPERATIONAL. PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST HELP UNTIL THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN REMOVED. THANK YOU!

WHAT HELP WILL I GET?

If you are successful, you will be asked to send the synopsis and the opening THREE chapters of your children’s novel (chapter book/middle-grade) or your picture book. You will be encouraged to send a cover letter explaining the history of the story, such as how long ago you wrote it, how you have been submitting, etc.

After the material has been read, you will be given a brief report which aims to help highlight any obviously problematic areas and some suggestions about how you could improve them.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Pass Clinic is FREE for frustrated writers! This ensures it’s accessible for everyone.

I’m not asking for a fee, But if you would like to give something, I’d be delighted if you donated something to one of the charities below. Every pound counts and helps make the world a better place. Not everyone will be in a financial position to do this, so there is absolutely no expectation, and no need to let me know if you have donated or not.