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This section contains provisions which restrict the extent to which we are liable to you for any loss you may suffer in connection with your use of this website.
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Refunds are issued at the discretion of the company.
If a customer wishes to be refunded on an tutored course, they are entitled to a refund up to 7 days before the course starts, but note that an administration fee will be charged. After this, no refund is possible. To avoid loss, we strongly advise customers to ensure they are able to take the course on the dates advertised, and that they are comfortable undertaking this online. Should a customer wish to transfer their place to the next scheduled course, please note this is only possible if places remain, and an administration fee will be charged. This will not be possible once a course has already started.
A monthly membership to Jericho Writers can be cancelled anytime, but cannot be refunded. An annual membership can be cancelled anytime, but only a pro-rata amount will be refunded (calculated at the discretion of the company). Please note that this carries an administration charge.
Editorial assignments can typically not be refunded at any point, because we will start work as soon as the payment has been made. Clients need to be aware that editorial advice is advice only, and you may well disagree with some or all of the advice given. Our primary commitment here is that any editorial advice given is given in good faith by a suitably experienced and committed editor.
Coyediting assignments (including line editing and proof reading) are also non-refundable, as we start work immediately. Please note that all our copy editors are highly proficient and experienced, but one single round of copyediting is not likely to remove all errors from a manuscript. Books produced by large publishers will typically be professionally copyedited, and proofread, and checked through at least once and probably twice by both editor and author. Even so errors creep through. So while our copyediting is excellent, clients need to have a realistic view of what will be accomplished.
Refunds for one-day events, evening masterclasses and the like, will be issued, subject to an admin charge, up to 7 days before an event. After that time, no refunds can be issued as we will have confirmed numbers to the venue and may not be able to resell your ticket.
One-to-one sessions will only be refunded if:
The session is cancelled up to 21 days prior.
Your submission has not been uploaded and/or read yet.
You can cancel one or multiple sessions my emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org with full details.
Summer Festival of Writing tickets can be cancelled at any time, but only be reimbursed for the number of whole months remaining on the ticket. For example, if you’ve booked the ticket and you cancel on the 1st of July, you’ll only be reimbursed August and September. If you have paid via installments, we can cancel any future installments with two weeks notice.
Refund information and other terms relating to the physical Festival of Writing are set out lower down this page.
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Festival of writing terms & conditions
Bookings & Cancellations
Please ensure you are able to attend before booking this event. Bookings are offered on a first come, first served basis.
Unpaid bookings may be treated as a cancellation. If we do not receive your payment within 10 working days of your booking, we reserve the right to cancel your ticket and one-to-ones.
If you need to cancel your booking please notify us immediately.
Refunds are made on the following basis:
Cancellation within 1 week of booking – full refund.
Up to 12 weeks prior to the event – 75% of ticket price refund.
12-8 weeks prior to the event – 50% of ticket price refund.
8-4 weeks prior to the event – 25% of ticket price refund.
Less than 4 weeks prior to the event – no refund possible.
We will always endeavour to treat emergency cancellations with consideration and will review individual cases.
We cannot reimburse travel costs or other losses incurred in the event of cancellation by us or you. You are advised to take out travel insurance to cover potential loss arising from cancellation or any other eventuality affecting your booking, that includes coverage for Festival ticket costs and travel costs. You should ensure that any policy you take meets your needs.
Our liability to you in all cases is limited to the Festival Ticket you have booked.
Changes to the programme
Jericho Writers reserves the right to make changes to the advertised programme and tutors. As we plan The Festival of Writing programme in advance, changes may occur to some courses, and occasionally book doctors, workshop leaders, agents and publishers are unavailable. We always endeavour to replace them with someone of similar expertise, and to give you as much notice as possible.
Jericho Writers is committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment that depends on tolerance and understanding of all participants.
We ask that delegates treat each other, agents, publishers, book doctors, workshop leaders, and Jericho Writers representatives with consideration and respect.
We reserve the right to refuse entry or exclude from The Festival of Writing any delegate who behaves in a disruptive, disrespectful manner, or engages in discriminatory or illegal conduct.
Failure to comply may necessitate a request to leave the event. No refund will be given if exclusion is made for these reasons.
Please note that, with the exception of guide dogs, pets are not permitted anywhere at The Festival of Writing. Leave the pet hamster at home.
The Festival of Writing is only open to people aged 18 and over.
Privacy and data
By booking, you agree that we may collect and store personal information about you and your interactions with Jericho Writers. This includes: your personal contact details; details of your booking and booking history, including any access and dietary needs you have told us about; records of payments (not including credit/debit cards numbers, etc.); details of any grant applications, any correspondence and any other information we need to keep in order to administer your booking. All personal information is kept securely on electronic systems. We do not store payment card details. We will use this information to communicate with you about your booking and we may, unless you tell us otherwise, communicate with you occasionally about our work and other courses and support for writers that we offer. We never share or sell information about our Festival participants with any third party, either in aggregate or in individual form.
Jericho Writers cannot accept responsibility for any loss, damage or expense sustained by delegates as a result of an event or circumstance whether arising from natural cause, human agency, or beyond its control otherwise.
If you have specific needs, it is important that you advise Jericho Writers at the time of booking so that we can ensure we can ensure adequate and appropriate help. If you require a carer to accompany you in order for you to attend the event, please contact the office and we can discuss how we can help.
There is ample free parking on campus on Saturday and Sunday. For those arriving on Friday we can provide you with a pass for you car when you register.
Photography & Filming
By agreeing to the terms and conditions, you are agreeing to be photographed or filmed. We will be filming several workshops, these will be made available to our Members. Photographs may be taken for promotional purposes.
The programme is subject to change at the discretion of Jericho Writers. Every endeavour will be made to notify those affected by changes to one-to-one appointments.
Jericho Writers are committed to providing a wonderful experience for all attendees of The Festival of Writing. After the event we will give you the opportunity to provide feedback on an evaluation form/survey/questionnaire.
It is always lovely to hear what we did right, but if you feel that we did not meet your expectations we want to know that as well.
Often things can be resolved quickly and simply. So, do find one of the team during the event and let us know about your problem. We will want to help and sort it out. If you feel this is not sufficient, you may wish to make a formal complaint. Note that all complaints should be made in writing, within ten working days of the close of The Festival of Writing
Please ensure you have requested your appointments with the most appropriate people for your work. All work for one-to-ones must be submitted in the requested format and by the deadline date. Once you have submitted your work we are not able to accept further versions. Please be sure you are sending the work you want feedback on. We cannot guarantee that work received after the deadline will be reviewed by your Agent or Book Doctor prior to the event. It is advisable to bring several copies along with you.
If you miss your slot we will endeavour to arrange feedback with a suitable alternative, but cannot guarantee that this will be possible. The schedule during the weekend is finely tuned.
The timing of your one-to-one is strictly enforced. Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time. If you arrive late then you will not be allowed to over-run. Please respect the timings of your own and others’ time slots.
All one-to-one sessions run concurrently with the programme, so it is perfectly acceptable to leave a workshop or seminar to attend your one-to-one session, and re-join the workshop later. All speakers and workshop leaders are well-aware of this.
All of the agents and book doctors are providing professional expert advice. They will be giving constructive feedback on your work to help you develop and refine it. Sometimes this can be hard to hear but do remember this is a business meeting.
In the very rare instances that your feedback is not as glowing as you hoped, do bear in mind that it is only one person’s opinion.
If you do feel downhearted or upset by anything, please do grab a member of the team. Most of us are writers ourselves, and we’ll help any way we can.
The Ultimate Novel Writing Course terms & conditions
The following terms relate to the Ultimate Novel Writing Course offered here.
We endeavour to choose the most user-friendly platforms to deliver this course on. Please note that both Jericho Writers and tutors are not able to offer technical support, so please ensure you have a moderate understanding of web-browsing before taking this course.
Payments in other currencies
Sums quoted on our website are in GBP, but we also accept USD / EUR equivalent payments. Students paying in other currencies should select the GBP option and allow their bank to make the appropriate currency exchange. International students are recommended to check current exchange rates prior to booking.
We welcome students from anywhere in the world – and our client base is already very international.
Please note that course membership grants access to two events (the Festival of Writing and the Getting Published Day or the Self-Publishing Day.) These events take place in the UK and you will be responsible for any travel and accommodation in addition to what is already provided. If you are not able to come to the event, we will make our best efforts to add value remotely, for example by giving you access to filmed versions of events and/or arranging literary agent one-to-ones via Skype or similar.
Do note that Jericho Writers has somewhat better connections with literary agents in the UK than the US (though this is changing rapidly.) The agents we mostly work with, however, are very international and are (a) open to clients from anywhere in the world, and (b) would always look to make sales in the US market, as well as the UK and other international territories.
If you make a course deposit and choose to cancel more than 60 days prior to the start date of this course, you will receive a 50% refund. After the 60 day cut-off, the deposit is non-refundable.
If you make payment for the course and are forced to cancel, we will seek to resell your place. If we are successful, you will receive the full amount we receive (less the non-refundable deposit.) If we are reselling your place with very little notice, we may be obliged to offer discounts to secure uptake, which will impact the total amount you receive. If we are not successful in reselling your place, you will not receive compensation.
If you have elected to make payment via the instalment plan, and if for any reason you decide to leave the course (or not to start it), you will still be liable for the full fees.
All that being said, we understand that life can be unpredictable. All students will have lifetime access to course material. Webinars will be recorded and available for replay. We will be happy to extend your access to all digital material for as long as you need. And your assigned tutor will be as flexible as possible if you are obliged to submit work late. In short, we will do what we reasonably can to accommodate life-hiccups.
This course does not confer any type of academic qualification, nor will students study literary theory or English literature more generally. If students want those outcomes, they would be better off exploring Masters courses in Creative Writing or Fine Arts.
Students should also expect to self-fund their course. We are not aware of government or charitable bodies that are likely to offer funding.
Advice and outcomes
This course has been prepared by extremely experienced editors in conjunction with Jericho Writers, an internationally respected authority on the process of getting writers published or successfully self-published. For the sake of clarity:
We cannot guarantee that students will end up securing the services of a literary agent and/or get traditionally published. If a student is traditionally published, there is no guarantee that the financial and other elements of the resultant deal will be satisfactory.
We cannot offer any guarantee as to the successful outcome of any self-publishing venture.
Timings are exceedingly hard to predict. Some writers find themselves speeding through the journey to publication; for others, the process may take a decade or more – or it may never happen.
Our editorial advice is simply that: advice. Students may or may not choose to accept it. They may or may not welcome it. Other third-party editors may or may not identify similar problems and/or recommend specific solutions.
Similarly, with our advice on publishing, marketing, self-publishing and related topics. We seek to be informed, intelligent and current with our advice, but our advice may or may not be accepted by students and other third parties may recommend strategies other than those we propose.
In short, though this course is vocational in nature, we cannot guarantee that students will secure the outcomes they want, and that our advice, though experienced, will never be the final or only word on a given topic.
Changes to schedule
From time to time, a tutor may not be available as scheduled. In those cases, a capable replacement will be made available, where possible. In the event a course session is cancelled, we will endeavour to provide an alternative session, but shall not be obliged to do so, and no part of this course shall not be refundable.
We may also, from time to time, choose to alter the specific subject matter of what is being discussed. In general, the services and benefits of this course should be viewed as a whole, and our primary obligation is to deliver the course such that its overall objectives are effectively fulfilled.
Retreat West and Testimonials
This course has been created and is being marketed in association with Retreat West (www.retreatwest.co.uk). Testimonials quoted in the prospectus and elsewhere refer to a pilot version of this course run by Retreat West (for 2019/2020 course). That course was the same in terms of tutors and broadly the same in terms of content and approach. The course outlined in this prospectus is significantly more high-spec in terms of teaching platform, social support, live events, video tuition, and more.
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