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Assessment Fees

1. Categories

Fiction, such as romance, historical romance, saga, crime, legal, humour, science fiction, fantasy and children's. Non-fiction such as biography, autobiography and history, including Australian, business/corporate and family. Poetry and short story. Illustrated and non-genre works

We prefer to receive manuscripts in a Word document via email to:

  1. Up to 50,000 words $275.00
  2. From 50,000 to 80,000 words $300.00
  3. From 80,000 to 100,000 words $365.00
  4. More than 100,000 words $400.00 plus $1/1000 words over 100,000 words


  • International clients
      – Above fees are US Dollars and do not include return postage if the manuscript is sent in hard copy.
  • Australian & New Zealand clients
      – Above fees are Australian Dollars and do not include return postage if the manuscript is sent in hard copy.
  • Hard copy submissions must be accompanied with a pre-paid self-addressed/stamped envelope.
  • Fees include 10% Goods & Services Tax (no exemptions)

2. Poetry & Short Story

Fee to be negotiated on sight of manuscript

3. Children's prose

... starting at $250 for 10,000 words

4. Extra fee

For checking fact in certain specialist subjects $50.00 to $100.00 [with author's agreement]

5. Payment

We will invoice you for an online transfer or if by cheque, please make your cheque out to:
PLEASE make your cheque out to:
Sid Harta Publishers
Suite 99
66 Kingsway
Glen Waverley Victoria 3150


Sid Harta Publishers

  • Are dedicated to the task of encouraging and supporting the development of fine writing.
  • Exercise the highest standards and skills in our assessments, but encourage you to seek other comment and opinion if you wish; our reports are independent and not binding.
  • Reserve the right to return any manuscript without comment, together with the cheque for the assessment service, if we do not wish to proceed with an assessment.