Manuscript assessments

Kids’ Book Assessments accepts children’s book manuscripts, from picture books through to young adult novels.

Your assessment will comprise a thorough appraisal of the manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, touching on plot, characters and narrative, as well as the marketability of your book.

Fees for manuscript assessments vary according to the length of the manuscript:

  • picture books up to 800 words: $150
  • picture books up to 1500 words: $220
  • short manuscripts up to 3000 words: $270
  • short manuscripts up to 6000 words: $300
  • novels up to 30,000 words: $380
  • novels up to 50,000 words: $440
  • novels up to 60,000 words: $470
  • novels up to 70,000 words: $500
  • novels up to 80,000 words: $540

Please allow up to six weeks for completed assessments.

If you have redrafted your manuscript following an assessment and would like it assessed again, we are happy to do so; subsequent assessments attract a 10% discount.

For more information or to arrange an assessment, contact us. We will then confirm the schedule for your assessment, and provide you with details on how to submit your manuscript.