Driftwood ManuscriptsWriters Manuscript Services

How to submit your manuscript

You should present your manuscript consistent with publishing industry standards:

Printed on one side of the page.

  • 12-point font (eg Times New Roman), double line-spaced.
  • A key word from the title in the top right corner with the page number.
  • Unbound, secured with elastic bands and bubble wrap.
  • Sent securely using robust packaging (Express Post satchels are recommended).

Your title page should include:

  • The name of the work.
  • Your contact details (which we will remove when sending to the assessor) formatted in the same font and size as the manuscript.
  • Please complete the attached application form and include it with payment and a printed copy of your manuscript. We charge a $20 printing fee for emailed manuscripts.

The information you provide is essential to make a fair assessment of your work, so please complete it with care.

Please make sure that you retain a copy of your manuscript.

Assessment takes up to six weeks unless otherwise arranged.


Assessment includes Express Post return postage and handling as well as carefully chosen material to help you prepare a professional submission to an agent or publisher.

Costs for longer manuscripts take into consideration extended assessment time and transport costs.

Up to 30,000 words
$450 + $45 GST = $495

Up to 80,000 words
$500 + $50 GST = $550

Up to 100,000 words
$520 + $52 GST = $572

Up to 150,000 words
$570 + $57 GST = $627

Up to 200,000 words
$620 + $62 GST = $682

Up to 250,000 words
$670 + $67 GST = $737

Up to 300,000 words
$720 + $72 GST = $792


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