We only accept Australian authors or authors based in Australia, and only manuscripts that haven’t been previously published.
We accept all literary and genre fiction. Please note, we don’t accept unsolicited short stories, poetry and/or novellas.
Via email, please attach only one document, titled ‘[Manuscript Title], [Author Name]’ and containing the following, in order:
- • A one-sentence pitch identifying the genre and hook
- • Author bio and contact details (include previous publication credits)
- • Synopsis
- • First three chapters
Please use the email subject header: ‘Submission: [Manuscript Title], [Author Name]’.
For non-fiction, we are interested in most subjects that have a market as long as the manuscript is entertaining, engaging and likely to leave readers (and the world, even a teeny bit) better off for having existed.
If your book idea is non-narrative (relies on photographs or illustrations), just send us a pitch with some sample material and impress the hell out of us. Otherwise, follow the same directions as for fiction submissions above but also include a chapter outline after the synopsis.
Please resist the temptation to call, because we’ll only discuss submissions by email and never over the phone. Maximum one submission per author.
Due to the volume of submissions we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond to everyone. If you haven’t heard back from us within six months of submission, please assume your manuscript is not right for us. While we’d love to be able to respond to each and every one of you, we simply don’t have enough hours in the day. Good luck!