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Manuscript Excerpt Evaluations

Publishers and agents typically give writers’ work about ten pages or so to make an impact.

If you haven’t got them hooked by then, it’s a pretty safe bet that you won’t be asked for more material! Oh no!

To help writers grab publishers’ and agents’ attention, this program will provide evaluations on a 1-2-page synopsis and 10 pages of your work. Evaluators will identify specific areas that would benefit from certain changes and revisions and what those changes should entail.

This service is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, exclusively for members of the WritersNL. All genres are welcome.

Our new Manuscript Excerpt Evaluation Service includes:

– Comments on content: characterization, dialogue, setting, structure, believability, research
– Comments on writing technique: technical ability, style, voice, etc.
– Steps to take to develop the manuscript excerpt and synopsis

Are you a writer interested in making avail of this program? Here’s how to apply:

Please ensure your submission is formatted in a 12-point font, with regular margins, double-spaced.

To apply, submit an application form (below) and your manuscript to

Please complete the following application form to be included with your submission: Click here for the WritersNL MES Form.

(Please note: if you are unable to fill out this form, please email

Need help formatting your Manuscript Excerpt Evaluation submission?
Check out this Microsoft Word tutorial from our 2023 intern Natasha Fahey: