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Manuscript Review


Submission Guidelines

Scrambling to find readers for your manuscript is now a thing of the past. Use our demographically diverse audience to help answer all the questions you have about the quality of your work.  Get dynamic data on your book without sacrificing your first rights of publication.  Use your data to improve your book, or to help you write a query letter that catches the eye of your dream agent .

You must submit:


1.No less than 10, but no more than 30 pages of your manuscript.

2.The manuscript must have your full name and pen name, and contact information on the first page. Your contact information will not be shared with our readers.

3.File type: PDF only.  For help transferring your document to a PDF you may use this free service: ToPDF*

What Happens Next?

Your manuscript will be filed by category, topic and age range and then submitted to our readers for review.

Your manuscript has 2 weeks to gather data from readers.**

The data for your manuscript will be compiled into a 1 page chart of graphs that showcases your book’s overall quality, readiness for publication, marketability, and pertinent target audience information.

You should receive your data sheet and Illuminovel stamp of review in 2-3 weeks. You may use this data sheet to improve the quality of your work, or attach it to your query letter to really help catch your dream agent’s eye.


Your full manuscript will not be read, reviewed, claimed or manipulated by Illuminovel.com and its affiliates. Your manuscript will only be shared with contracted readers affiliated with illuminovel.com. All readers have signed a Non- Disclosure Agreement for each manuscript submission they read–barring them from discussing, using, or sharing your manuscript content and general plot. Your partial manuscript will not be used for unauthorized purposes, shared, sold, or offered representation by Illuminovel.com as such violates our terms and conditions, as well as our personal ethics. We cannot and will not view or provide information about your full manuscript as to protect your First Rights of Publication. Please do not submit full manuscripts, both for your protection and ours. All manuscripts submitted will be  permanently deleted from our offline database after 30 days.  We will retain your date of submission, full name, title of your work and a copy of your NDA for reference in the occasion that you need to prove ownership of your ideas in a court of law.

*Illuminovel is not in anyway affiliated with ToPDF and use of their services is unrelated to Illuminovel.com and its affiliates. 

**Post beta period, this time will be extended to 30 days. 

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Additional information

Weight2 lbs
Dimensions5 x 20 x 30 in