Manuscript assessments are the easiest and most cost-effective way to receive feedback on your work from an industry professional, such as a writer or editor. They consist of a written feedback report (at least 2-4 pages), written based on submitted work.

Our assessors are industry professionals, chosen due to relevant experience in your specific form, genre purpose. This experience can include a combination of writing, teaching, editing and publishing. While they cannot speak on behalf of a publishing house or organisation, they can give you informed and considered opinions based on their knowledge of writing and trends in the writing industry.

The feedback may cover general areas such as plot, character, style, voice and structure, or may focus on specific questions submitted by the writer. This is not a proofreading or editing service.

Costs


Wordcount Cost
short manuscript 5k or less $310
short manuscript 10k or less $430
longer manuscript First 10k $430
longer manuscript Each additional 10k $30
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Conditions

  • This service is only available to members. If you are not a member, please join prior to submitting your manuscript.
  • Manuscripts must meet formatting requirements, as outlined in the form guidelines. If your manuscript does not meet formatting requirements, you will be asked to resubmit.
  • This is not a copy editing or proofreading service.
  • Assessors will not enter into correspondence with writers after the assessment.
  • The assessment will not be started until payment is received.

Further enquiries can be made to admin@actwriters.org.au.