Children's Book Manuscript Assessments

“Publishing a children's book is my life dream.” 

“I’ve never been happier than the first time I saw my words in print.” 

“There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to get published.” 

Aspiring authors, we hear you! But it’s also extremely competitive here in the publishing world - every year, we receive thousands of manuscripts and unfortunately, we can only select a few to bring to life, 

As a traditional publisher, we need to have extremely high standards for the books we publish. 

So how do you get ahead and ensure that your book is as close to publishing standard as possible? 

The team at Ethicool is extremely excited to introduce our manuscript assessments. Each assessment is designed to help your manuscript to be the best it can be, and give you handy hints for your future works. 

Here are the options we offer: 

BRIEF ASSESSMENT 

Let's get you one step closer to being published with a brief manuscript assessment. 

Ethicool's editorial team will review your manuscript, and provide you with the following: 

  • A one-page summary of feedback, highlighting the strengths of your story and where it might need to be improved
  • General editing notes
  • A recommendation for Ethicool's coveted "Action Page". 

The review will also include a 15 minute conversation with Ethicool's Editorial Associate to explain your feedback in more detail. 

Cost:  $149

SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE (2 weeks only): $99 

IN-DEPTH ASSESSMENT 

Let's analyse your story in detail and help get you one step closer to being published.

Ethicool's editorial team will review your manuscript, and provide you with the following: 

  • A two-page summary of feedback, highlighting:
  • The strengths of your story
  • Plot issues or what could be done better
  • An assessment of your character development, with tips for improvement
  • Any issues with point of view, pacing, writing style or dialogue, with suggestions for improvement.
  • A recommendation for Ethicool's coveted "Action Page."
  • A rating on the potential of the story to be published with Ethicool.

The review will also include a 30 minute conversation with Ethicool's Editorial Associate to explain your feedback in more detail and answer any questions.

Note: Undertaking a manuscript assessment does not guarantee that your story will be shortlisted or published by Ethicool or elsewhere (although it certainly is the best way to give yourself a better chance!). The assessment is non-refundable. 

Cost:  $249

SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE (2 weeks only): $165

HOW IT WORKS

In order to book in your manuscript assessment, please do the following: 

  1. Email your manuscript as a Word document to Ethicool’s Editorial Associate on leanne@ethicoolbooks.com. Please note that all manuscripts must be 1000 words or less, as per our publishing guidelines.
  2. Leanne will invite you to book in your review time, as well as send you payment processing details. 

We’re so excited to help you make your stories the best they can be!