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The 2010 NZSA Manuscript Assessment Programme open for applications

24 Jun 2010

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NEWS

The NZ Society of Authors' Assessment Programme is 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 programmes@nzauthor.org.nz or visit our website. Deadline for applications is 31 August.

For more information contact:

Tina Shaw
Programme Manager
NZ Society of Authors
PO Box 7701
Wellesley St
Auckland 1141.
Ph 09 379 4801
www.authors.org.nz