SpecFicNZ offers several opportunities per year for members to receive a free assessment on the first 2500 words of a manuscript. Our pool of assessors come from our membership including past and present Committee members, and all are specialised in speculative fiction. You may be able to request a particular assessor, and in every case we try to match your story to the best person for the job.
For more information on how to apply, click HERE.

Beyond our own group, the New Zealand Association of Manuscript Assessors (NZAMA), the only organisation of its kind in the world, is a valuable resource to get your work whipped into shape. For a very decent rate an experienced writer and/or editor will look at your full manuscript and give you an assessment of its overall structure, content and marketability.

To find out more go to their website HERE.

6 thoughts on “Manuscript Assessment

  1. Hi there,
    Just wanting an indication on price for manuscript review please.
    It’s my first novel so imagining I’ll need some considerable guidance!

  2. You’ll need to get in touch with individual manuscript assessors for a quote, which will be based on the word count of your novel. The NZAMA has a list of its members by region and genre. Good luck with your novel!

  3. I’ve been onto the NZAMA website searching for an assessor who might specialise in SpecFic or Fantasy. I can find lots who have Young Adult listed, but none for what I want. Any suggestions, anyone?

  4. Have you gone through each of the names individually that are on the NZAMA list? Otherwise, try joining a critique group available on the SpecFicNZ website.

  5. Thanks Jean. i did go through all the names individually on the NZAMA list. I’d like to join a critique group on the SpecFicNZ website but I can’t find how to do that on the site! Can you direct me to the page? Thanks!

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