StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Programme

StartWrite Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service – for writers 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. 

The NZSA Writing Sample and Synopsis Assessment Service is an excellent opportunity for writers to get an appraisal of their writing at an early stage.

  • Writers – send in one chapter (up to 6,000 words), or up to 20 pages of poetry and a one page synopsis.

Writing samples 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.

SUBSIDISED SUBMISSIONS 2022

    • Each year NZSA has 25 Subsidised StartWrite Assessments
    • Available to NZSA members only
    • One StartWrite assessment per member per year
    • The fee for a subsidised assessment is $50

UNSUBSIDISED STARTWRITE ASSESSMENTS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE, WITH A SPECIAL MEMBERS-ONLY PRICE.

    • open to all genres and all writers (you do not have to be an NZSA member to access this)
    • NZSA members unsubsidised assessment fee is $200
    • Non-members unsubsidised assessment fee is $250

How to submit an assessment for this Programme