The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre is pleased to be able to offer a Manuscript Assessment Service to all its members.

The Centre 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 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 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 6,000 words                                $220
Children’s picture books Up to 3 works and 6,000 words    $220
Children’s/YA Fiction Up to 50,000 words                         $330
Poetry collection Up to 1,500 lines                                   $440
Fiction or non-fiction Up to 50,000 words                          $440
Fiction or non-fiction Up to 80,000 words                          $480
Fiction or non-fiction Up to 90,000 words                          $495
Fiction or non-fiction Up to 100,000 words                        $510
Fiction or non-fiction Up to 110,000 words                        $525
Fiction or non-fiction Up to 120,000 words                        $540

Payment must accompany your manuscript. We require both a hard copy and an electronic copy of the manuscript. Allow three weeks to receive your assessment report. To book your assessment please complete the application form and email or mail it to the Centre with your payment. This service is only available to members, but if you are not a member yet you can join at the same time by downloading and including a membership form from our website and including it with your application.

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