Pamphlet Feedback with Aoife Lyall

"Poems shape shapeless things, and give us a means to communicate feelings and experiences in an exacting way. With that in mind, the feedback you receive will include my first impressions and deeper reflections on your work, alongside questions for you to address and suggestions you may want to try. Most importantly, this process is one of willingness and openness: it is not about criticising or cutting down, but about cutting back and allowing for growth.  

 

This feedback will allow you to: consider your work at different levels; give you the confidence to experiment with and make changes to your work; and, ultimately, to develop your inner editor by considering the questions and suggestions put to you here, and applying this to your other work. 

 

It is a real thrill for me to work with poets and I am excited to read and think about your work."

 

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Want a personalised response to your latest pamphlet in progress?

 

We now offer in-depth editorial feedback for pamphlets containing up to 30 pages of poetry, plus any additional title page, epigraphs, dedications, notes, or glosses. This tailored package focuses on individual poems and looks their relationship across the pamphlet to prepare your work to share with a publisher.

 

How it works:

1. Purchase the relevant package below.

2. Within 48 hours between 9am - 5pm (Monday to Friday) we will confirm receipt by email, give you full information about the process and how you to send your work.

3. Once you've sent your work to the editor, we will read it and provide feedback within an agreed time period, by email, exceeding no more than 30 days.

 

Pricing is in line with minimum rates suggested by the Society of Authors and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.

 

We can't wait to read your work.

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Leather Notebook

I was commissioned by Aoife as one of five North of Scotland poets to write a poem for the Scottish Poetry Library when she was guest curator for the library’s ‘Champions’ project in 2020. Working with Aoife was a joy, she is such a skilled and talented editor who knows when to suggest tiny tweaks or bigger changes and when to leave the poet to work through things on their own. She was always there for me and wanted me to write the very best poem I could with her wonderful help. I knew my work was in safe and trusted hands as Aoife is such an amazing poet as well as an accomplished editor.
- Lynn Valentine, poet