Check out The Next BIG Author competition which has now started. You need to REGISTER on this site and then upload first chapters of your novel (written in May 2011) 5,000-7,000 words max onto the You Write On site. You have until 31st May to upload chapters (any genre acceptable). In June you can then review other writer's uploaded chapters - each review you complete earns your chapters a review and critique in return. At the end of June the entries with highest review scores will receive a critique from on the associated publishers i.e. Random House, Orion etc.
It's free and worth having a go just for the feedback, which can be immensely helpful. The indoor writer is having a go.
She received some excellent advice recently from a published author in respect to feedback: wait until you receive the same comment from 3 separate reviewers before actioning, particularly if you don't entirely agree with the feedback. Good advice. The indoor writer is a sensitive type and tends to pounce on any scrap of feedback - she has an irresistible urge to please everyone!! (A dangerous habit for a writer ...)