Aspiring author? Hachette Australia is ready for your manuscript.
21 March 2012
MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. We are pleased to welcome email submissions from fiction and non-fiction writers. (We currently cannot accept children’s, poetry, self-help, screenplays or academic submissions.)
WHAT TO DO
Email the first chapter or first 50 pages of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the subject line ‘Hachette manuscript submission’
Include the following with your submission:
- A synopsis (approximately 300 words);
- a brief biography, including any previous publishing history, writing experience or awards;
- a brief covering letter stating the genre or category you are writing to, your intended audience, authors you believe are similar to you; and
- your contact details (postal address, phone number, email address).
- If your work is non-fiction, please also supply a detailed chapter outline.
Note: Only emailed Word documents (no PDFs) will be read and no hard copy submissions will be accepted. Hard copy submissions will not be returned.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
You will receive an acknowledgement of your submission and it will be read and considered by one of our publishers. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of acknowledgment of your submission then we have decided not to pursue your manuscript further. It is not possible to discuss your submission by phone or by email and we are not able to provide feedback on unsuccessful submissions or explain why we have reached this decision.
IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED
There are a number of organisations that help writers improve their writing skills, assess their work and provide professional development opportunities.
The Australian Writer’s Marketplace is the most comprehensive guide to writing and publishing networks, opportunities and markets, with over 2100 current listings in print and online. With regular industry forums, weekly writing races, The Australian Writer’s Marketplace provides access to writing competitions, manuscript appraisers and templates, articles on current issues, and hints and tips from published authors. www.awmonline.com.au
Each state and territory also has a writers’ centre that provides creative writing courses and events, industry seminars and advice, as well as services to gain developmental feedback on your work.
ACT Writers Centre: www.actwriters.org.au
New South Wales Writers’ Centre: www.nswwriterscentre.org.au
Northern Territory Writers’ Centre: www.ntwriters.com.au
Queensland Writers Centre: www.qwc.asn.au
South Australian Writers’ Centre: www.sawc.org.au
Victoria Writers’ Centre: www.vwc.org.au
Western Australian Writers’ Centre: http://fawwa.org.au/?page_id=833