CompleteMS 2023 – open for applications

Do you have a completed draft of your manuscript that’s ready to take to the next level?

Poetry, fiction, short fiction, non-fiction… Apply now for the NZSA Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa CompleteMS Manuscript Assessment Programme.

The NZSA CompleteMS assessment programme is now open for applications. Thirteen writers will receive essential critical feedback on an advanced work in progress, moving it closer to publication.

CompleteMS is for writers who have completed a manuscript through a number of drafts and now require the objective view of an experienced assessor to provide a constructive critique.

Deadline: 28 May 2023

To apply for this professional development you need to be a member of the NZ Society of Authors. Membership of NZSA is $130 per annum, with a reduced rate for students – more about membership here. New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa encourages applications from Māori, Pacific and Asian writers.

Further information and application forms

Some comments on the CompleteMS experience

From writer’s who received assessments last year:

‘The comments were insightful, applicable, and specific. I feel as though I left this assessment with concrete next steps not only for my manuscript but also for my ongoing practice.’

‘The Q&A session was really useful as I was able to brainstorm plot tweaks and improvements on the spot and get instant feedback about whether I was on the right track or now. ‘

From one of our NZSA Assessors:

As an CompleteMS programme assessor, author, editor and creative writing lecturer Siobhan Harvey says: This is an absolutely indispensable service offered by the NZSA to a key author market.

The CompleteMS Programme is made possible thanks to support from Creative New Zealand.

For further information and for media enquiries: Chief Executive 09 3794801