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Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and we are always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. As part of this search, we welcome submissions from fiction, non-fiction and children’s book writers who are residents of Australia or New Zealand.

We are not looking for science fiction/fantasy, horror, illustrated books, cookbooks, poetry, screenplays or academic works, and will not consider any submissions within these genres.

Please ensure you follow the Submission Guidelines below to give your submission the best chance for consideration by our editorial team. If you are unsure how to write or format your manuscript, synopsis or cover letter, we recommend getting in touch with your local writers centre for advice on polishing your submission. More information can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please do not send hardcopy submissions to our office. They will not be considered or returned.

Children’s and YA fiction and non-fiction

Submit your picture book, junior or middle-grade fiction, YA or children’s non-fiction book via the Children’s and YA Submissions portal by emailing: childrens.submissions@hachette.com.au 

Please include in your submission:

  • The title and genre of the work in the subject line
  • A cover letter in the body of the email that includes:
    • Your contact details (email and postal address, phone number)
    • A short summary of the work you’re submitting
    • The intended audience (including target age ranges)
    • Any comparable authors or titles in the market
    • A brief author bio (including any publishing history, writing experience or awards you’ve received, and where to find you on social media)
    • Whether the work is out on submission with agents or other publishers
  • Attach your completed manuscript as a Word document, or a low-res PDF of illustrated works
  • Attach a short synopsis (approx. 300 words) and total word count
  • If you’re pitching non-fiction, please also attach a detailed chapter outline

The combined content and attachments of your submission must not exceed 15 megabytes.

Adult fiction and non-fiction

Submit your adult fiction or narrative nonfiction via the Adult Submissions portal by emailing: manuscript.submission@hachette.com.au

Please include in your submission:

  • The title and genre of the work in the subject line
  • A cover letter in the body of the email that includes:
    • Your contact details (email and postal address, phone number)
    • A short summary of the work you’re submitting
    • The intended audience of your work
    • Any comparable authors or titles in the market
    • A brief author bio (including any publishing history, writing experience or awards you’ve received, and where to find you on social media)
    • Whether the work is out on submission with agents or other publishers
  • Attach your completed manuscript as a Word document
    • If you’re pitching non-fiction, please supply a detailed chapter outline and the first 3000 words (minimum) of the proposed work
  • Attach a short synopsis (no more than one A4 page) and total word count

The combined content and attachments of your submission must not exceed 15 megabytes.

What happens next?

You will receive an automated receipt of submission, and it will be considered by one of our editorial team. If we are interested in pursuing the project, we will contact you within six weeks of receipt of submission. If you have not heard from us within this timeframe then we have decided not to take your manuscript further.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful submissions.

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. 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: actwriters.org.au
NSW Writers’ Centre: nswwriterscentre.org.au
Northern Territory Writers’ Centre: ntwriters.com.au
Queensland Writers Centre: queenslandwriters.org.au
SA Writers’ Centre: writerssa.org.au
Tasmanian Writers’ Centre: taswriters.org
Writers Victoria: writersvictoria.org.au
Writing WA: writingwa.org

 

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