StartWrite: writing sample and synopsis assessments – open

StartWrite Chapter and Synopsis Assessment Service – for writers and comic / graphic novelists who want to get an appraisal for part of their work. Writers can send in a piece of writing, up to 6,000 words (for poetry up to 24 pages), and a one page synopsis. Comic / Graphic novelists need to send in a synopsis and up to ten pages of finished work.

The NZSA Chapter and Synopsis Assessment Service is an excellent opportunity for writers and comic / graphic novelists to get an appraisal for part of a manuscript at an early stage.

  • Writers – send in one chapter (up to 6,000 words), or up to 24 pages of poetry and a one page synopsis.
  • Comic / Graphic novelists – send in a synopsis and up to ten pages of finished work.

Manuscripts are appraised by experienced authors and assessors in a one to two page report. They will also answer up to three specific questions that the writer may submit with the chapter and synopsis. The charge for this excellent service is normally either $40 or $45.

How to apply to this Programme

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