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Assessment for short works of fiction or nonfiction


  • Work with KYD’s experienced editorial staff.
  • Please submit work of up to 3000 words and preferably in Word format (.doc or .docx). You’re welcome to submit extracts from longer manuscripts, but please only submit the first 3000 words and also include a synopsis in a separate document.
  • The turn-around for assessments is usually within one or two weeks. Sometimes the universe conspires to make this difficult, so please allow for some wriggle room at the pointy end, especially if you’re aiming to submit the work to a competition.
  • On payment, KYD Writers Workshop will get in touch to arrange an assessment booking.

Product Description

An increasingly popular way to get objective feedback for your writing at any stage of its development