Our Manuscript Assessors

Writers Victoria works with a team of authors, editors and writing tutors to make sure your manuscript is read by someone with expertise in your area. 

Amanda Martin

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Middle grade
  • Young adult fiction
  • General fiction (romance, mystery, etc.)
  • Non-fiction

For more information about Amanda, read her bio.

Andrew Nette

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Available 

Specialises in:

  • Long and short form crime fiction
  • True crime
  • Non fiction work relating to cinema and popular culture 

For more information about Andrew, read his bio.

Anna Spargo-Ryan

Currently unavailable 

Specialises in: 

  • Memoir
  • General nonfiction

For more information about Anna, read her bio.

Antoinette Holm

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Genre fiction (speculative, science fiction, romance, crime, thriller)
  • Literature/general fiction
  • Young adult
  • Biography (memoir, auto-biography)
  • Narrative non-fiction
  • History
  • Short Stories

For more information about Antoinette, read her bio.

Cassandra Frances

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Available

Specialises in:

  • General fiction
  • Genre fiction
  • All genres of Young Adult fiction with a focus on: 
    - speculative
    - science fiction
    - gothic
    - paranormal
    - fantasy

For more information about Cassandra, read her bio.

Cath Crowley

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Specialises in:

  • Young adult fiction

For more information about Cath, read her bio.

Chaille Bos

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Available 

Specialises in:

  • Genre fiction (speculative, romance, crime, thriller)
  • Narrative non-fiction

For more information on Chaille, read her bio.

Chelsea Cassio

Chelsea Cassio

Available 

Specialises in: 

  • Screenwriting (TV and film)
  • Playwriting

For more information about Chelsea, read her bio.

Christie Nieman

Christie Nieman

Available

Specialises in: 

  • Adult fiction (including short stories)
  • YA fiction
  • Playwriting
  • Essays
  • Ecocriticism 

For more information about Christie, read her bio.

Demet Divaroren

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Young Adult fiction
  • Short stories
  • General fiction
  • Memoir and personal essays
  • Gothic fantasy

For more information about Demet, read her bio

Earl Livings

Currently unavailable

Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy

For more information about Earl, read his bio.

Eliza Henry-Jones

Currently unavailable

Specialises in:

  • Literary Fiction
  • Commercial Fiction
  • Short Stories
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Trauma Fiction 
  • Memoir

For more information about Eliza, read her bio.

Eloise Grills

Available 

Specialises in: 

  • Memoir
  • Essays (including visual and illustrated essays)
  • Poetry
  • Comics

For more information about Eloise, read her bio.

Emma Cayley

Available

Specialises in:

  • Literary fiction
  • Speculative fiction
  • Young Adult and children’s fiction 
  • Short fiction and collections

For more information about Emma, read her bio.

Joel Martin

Available 

Specialises in:

  • Fantasy
  • Soft science fiction

For mor information about Joel, read his bio

Josiane Behmoiras

Josiane Behmoiras

Available 

Specialises in:

  • Fiction
  • Memoir
  • Biography

For more information about Josiane, read her bio.

Kate Ryan

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Available

Specialises in:

  • General fiction
  • Short stories
  • Non fiction
  • Memoir
  • Young adult and children's fiction

For more information about Kate, read her bio.

Kirstyn McDermott

Available

Specialises in:

  • General fiction
  • Short Story
  • Thriller 
  • Science Fiction
  • Horror
  • Gothic
  • Young Adult Fiction

For more information about Kirstyn, read her bio.

Koraly Dimitriadis

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Poetry
  • Personal opinion journalism

For more information about Koraly, read her bio. 

Laurie Steed

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Short stories
  • Short fiction collections
  • Novels

For more information about Laurie, read his bio.

Liz Kemp

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Available 

Specialises in:

  • Young Adult fiction
  • Children's fiction (picture books, chapter books, and Middle Grade fiction)
  • Popular adult fiction
  • Genre fiction - fantasy, science fiction, romance, crime

For more information about Liz, read her bio.

Lyndel Caffrey

Lyndel Caffrey

Currently unavailable

Specialises in:

  • Memoir and biography
  • Family history
  • General fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Short story
  • Poetry
  • Crime and mystery
  • Self-help

For more information about Lyndel, read her bio.

Marie Alafaci

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Available 

Specialises in:

  • Children's and young adult fiction
  • Speculative fiction (horror, science fiction, fantasy etc)
  • Humour
  • Short stories
  • Non-fiction

For more information about Marie, read her bio.

Maryrose Cuskelly

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Available

Specialises in:

  • General adult fiction
  • Literary non-fiction
  • Memoir

For more information about Maryrose, read her bio.

Myfanwy Jones

Available 

Specialises in: 

  • Adult and YA fiction
  • Narrative nonfiction, including memoir
  • Psychology

For more information about Myfanwy, read her bio

Rachel Ang

Available

Specialises in: 

  • Comics
  • Graphic novels
  • Essays (including visual and illustrated essays)

For more information about Rachel, read their bio.

Rachel Flynn

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Picture books
  • Children's novels

For more information about Rachel, read her bio.

Roz Bellamy

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Available from December

Specialises in:

  • Memoir
  • Personal essays
  • Queer narratives
  • Editing
  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism

For more information about Roz, read their bio.

Sam van Zweden

Sam van Zweden

Available 

Specialises in: 

  • Adult fiction (including short stories)
  • Memoir (especially those dealing with marginalised bodies, illness, trauma, and family relationships)
  • Biography/family history
  • Essays

For more information about Sam, read her bio

Sherryl Clark

Sherryl Clark

Available 

Specialises in:

  • Picture books
  • Children's chapter books and novels
  • Young adult novels
  • Poetry
  • Verse novels for children and young adults

For more information about Sherryl, read her bio.

Shivaun Plozza

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Available

Specialises in:

  • Young adult (all genres but with a focus on contemporary realism, romance, crime and fantasy)
  • Middle grade fiction (all genres but with a focus on fantasy)
  • Junior fiction
  • Crime (adult)

For more information about Shivaun, read her bio.

Sumudu Narayana

Available 

Specialises in:

  • Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Fantasy
  • Nonfiction science and Academic writing 
  • Historical fiction 
  • Crime 

For more information on Sumudu, read her bio.

Thuy On

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Specialises in:

  • General and literary fiction
  • Young Adult
  • Children's
  • Psychological thriller
  • Memoir

For more information about Thuy, read her bio.