The Tasmanian Writers Centre is pleased to offer a Manuscript Assessment Service to all its members.
*Please note: due to current staffing constraints we are unable to curate the Manuscript Assessment service at the moment. We anticipate to be able to accept manuscripts for assessment again in March. Please check back then.
We will choose an assessor for you from our team of qualified, published Tasmanian authors in a range of genres. Your assessment will incorporate answers to any specific questions you may want addressed, together with recommendations by the assessor as to how publishable the manuscript is currently and suggestions for improvements. This will be a four page written report.
We encourage you to submit a partially completed manuscript at any stage of development, as it is beneficial to get a sense of where your writing skills may need specialist assistance before you put long hours into completing a work. Of course, completed manuscripts are also eligible for assessment.
The Tasmanian Writers Centre acts as the liaison between the writer and the assessor. If you would like additional services, such as full editing, as a follow up to your assessment, we can provide quotes on these. The Tasmanian Writers Centre also offers specialist one-day workshops, and long courses meeting monthly with a mentor, where you may be guided to further develop your manuscript.
Manuscript Assessment Fees (all prices include GST)
|Short manuscript up to 6000 words||$310|
|Children’s picture books up to three works and 6000 words||$220|
|Children’s/YA Fiction up to 50,000 words||$520|
|Poetry collection up to 1500 lines||$440|
|Fiction or non-fiction up to 50,000 words||$520|
|Fiction or non-fiction up to 80,000 words||$610|
|Fiction or non-fiction up to 90,000 words||$640|
|Fiction or non-fiction up to 100,000 words||$670|
|Fiction or non-fiction up to 110,000 words||$700|
|Fiction or non-fiction up to 120,000 words||$730|
Payment must accompany your manuscript. We require an electronic copy of the manuscript. Allow three weeks to receive your assessment report.
To book your assessment, please email us your manuscript as an attachment (as a Word file if possible) and arrange payment.
This service is only available to members, but if you are interested in joining first, an online membership sign-up is available here.
This is one of our most popular and effective services for moving your writing forward. If you have further queries, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com