In a highly competitive market, you have to make publishers pay attention.
Submitting your manuscript to the Manuscript Appraisal Agency (MAA) gives you, the author, a competitive edge in the tough world of modern publishing
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We also offer:
- Publishing Proposal Editing (synopsis, cover letter, author bio and/or the first three chapters of the manuscript) We will help you write/edit your publishing cover letter, synopsis author biography and the first three chapters of your manuscript. (Price on application. Prices will depend on what you require assistance with.)
- Author Website Copy Writing/Editing
We are not web developers, and we don’t pretend to be – but if you need help conveying your author brand then we might be able to help with the writing and editing of your web copy to ensure you are coming across to your audience as you intend. (Price and service on application.)
- MAA Author Residency, The Blue Mountains, NSW. We also run a writing residency from our property in the upper Blue Mountains in NSW, about 1.5 hours drive from Sydney. The author’s accommodation is in the self-contained cottage located in the gardens of our property. During your stay you will have access to mentoring for one manuscript. Duration of the residency is determined client-by-client, to best fit their needs and the availability of the cottage/mentor. (This is a price on application service and is considered on a client-by-client basis.)
We also offer GIFT VOUCHERS in full or in part. Please contact us to discuss this further.
MAA Manuscript Development services
Very few authors work in isolation. Many writers – even established authors – do not hesitate to seek an outside opinion. The MAA team has been partnering with writers for over two decades to achieve the best outcomes for their work.
Our intention is to help you to see your work from a publisher’s perspective. We offer objective feedback on how your work might be received by a publisher based on market appeal, narrative interest and writing competency.
How can we help?
Whether you are trying to develop your writing style, tackle a plot line, or simply get a reaction to your work, our development services are a good place to start. We offer honest, objective and anonymous feedback to help you in that first step of your manuscript development journey.
We generally suggest getting a manuscript appraisal in the first instance. If you then feel you are ready to move on to a more rigorous development program then we can discuss our mentorship and editorial services. However, if you feel you would like to work with us in a mentoring or editing capacity straight away then we are happy to work with you on this.
We will do our best to accommodate your needs and help you with the development of your manuscript. We will never recommend a service that we feel you are not yet ready for.