The 2010 NZSA Manuscript Assessment Programme is now open for applications.

The Assessment Programme is mostly aimed at new writers at an early stage of their career. It offers an opportunity for a writer to have their full manuscript evaluated by an experienced assessor.

An assessment can assist an author improve the quality of their work, by providing constructive critiquing and suggestions for improvement. This can be enormously helpful for a writer when considering a new draft of their work.

A selection panel will choose 10 successful applicants and match them with an assessor who specialises in the genre in which the applicant writes. The programme is open to writers of poetry, fiction, short fiction, and non-fiction.

For the 2010 programme we are also offering 3 designated places for mid-career writers. We define a mid-career writer as one who has published a minimum of 3 books and a maximum of six. These places could be useful for a mid-career writer who is exploring a new genre, or who would like a fresh perspective on a current project.

For an application form please contact the NZSA national office by emailing or visit our website. Deadline for applications is 31 August.

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