Cancellation Policy:

Neither The Novelry nor Marshwood Manor offer, or include a charge for holiday cancellation insurance.

Travel insurance

We cannot reimburse travel costs or other losses incurred by you in the event of cancellation by us or you. You are strongly advised to take out travel insurance to cover potential loss arising from cancellation or other eventuality affecting your booking, including course fees and travel or other consequential costs. You should check that any policy you purchase meets your needs.

Thank you.

Changes to the programme

The Novelry reserves the right to make changes to the advertised programme and tutors. As we plan the programme in advance, changes will inevitably occur to some courses, and occasionally the original tutors are unavailable. We always endeavour to replace tutors with someone of similar experience, and to give you as much notice as possible. On rare occasions we may need to cancel a course; in this case we will offer you an alternative course or return all of the fee paid. Please note that where we have to change tutors, you do not have additional rights of cancellation and our standard terms still apply. We cannot reimburse travel or other costs, which you may however be able to reclaim from your travel insurance policy, and our liability to you in case of a cancellation by The Novelry is limited to the course fee you have paid.

Conduct and safety on site

The Novelry reserves the right to ask a writer to leave the course or retreat if the tutor judges that it would not be in the interests of the participant or others in the group, or that it would be otherwise unsafe for that person to remain on site as a result of their mental or physical health, behaviour or apparent state of mind. Any refunds made in these circumstances will be at the sole discretion of The Novelry.

Damage and cleaning

Our provider's buildings and grounds are your home during your stay; please treat them with care and respect. You agree to reimburse us promptly on demand for all reasonable costs incurred by us as a result of any damage caused by you to the centre or excessive cleaning required as a result of your stay.


Please note that with the exception of assistance dogs, pets are not permitted anywhere at The Novelry's residential courses. There are dogs who reside in the host accommodation and therefore the courses are not suitable for anyone unable to tolerate the presence of dogs.


A place on a course or retreat may be used only by the participant named in the booking. It may not be transferred to another person without agreement in advance from The Novelry. Please note that you are not permitted to have guests or visitors on site during your stay.


The Novelry cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by participants on courses and retreats as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency, or beyond its control otherwise. Where The Novelry is unable to provide a course or retreat place to you for any reason, our liability is limited to return of the fees paid.

And don't forget this:

Make sure your manuscript is in good shape.

Make sure your novel is pitch-perfect. Get our Editing course normally at £95 for a discounted price of £85.

What you get:

✍️ over 30 lessons online to revise your novel step-by-step created by Booker Prize list author Louise Dean to get you ready to pitch to agents

✍️ a guide to literary agents and publishers accepting submissions and their email addresses

✍️tools and downloads for the perfect plot structure

“I shall be using the Editing course when I construct my next novel. It’s the only ‘reversible’ course I’ve ever encountered!” Susan Bower.

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The Bridport 2021

🗓️ Starts 3pm 9 - 15 November 2021, Marshwood Manor, Dorset.

What you get:

✍️ 5 days half board. Breakfasts and home-cooked dinners, and homemade cake at tea time

✍️Private room and private writing space

✍️Home-cooked suppers with fellow writers and after dinner readings 

Any questions, please email [email protected].

🧳 You will receive full details on checkout. 

(Sorry, but no refunds will be available after 31st August 2021.)

"One of the top ten best creative writing retreats in the world."

Meeting the other writers and having one-on-one time with Louise was invaluable. It made me feel part of a group, gave me a stronger sense of belonging to the community, and reinforced my joy and excitement for my own novel. The Bridport Retreat has left me feeling warm and fuzzy for my novel again. Musings with the other writers over tea & cake gave me a much better understanding of how the writing can work. I feel inspired and excited now for my plan to get this novel of mine to the next stage.

Niki O'Callaghan

One of the top ten best creative writing retreats in the world.

The Telegraph