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Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories.

As part of this search, we are pleased to welcome email submissions from fiction and non-fiction writers. Due to the huge number of submissions we receive, there are limitations to what we can do and we hope you understand this.

We currently cannot accept science fiction/fantasy, illustrated children’s books, illustrated books, cookbooks, poetry, self-help, screenplays or academic submissions.

We can only accept work from Australian or New Zealand residents.

What To Do

Email your complete manuscript in a Word document to manuscript.submission@hachette.com.au

Please include the genre of your work in the subject line. Also include the following with your submission:

  • a synopsis (approximately 300 words) and word count;
  • a brief biography, including any previous publishing history, writing experience or awards;
  • a brief cover letter stating the genre or category, 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.
  • Please tell us if your work is out on submission with agents or other publishers.
  • Ensure the combined attachments do not exceed 1 megabyte.

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. We cannot give feedback or answer questions or phone calls about the submission process. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and submit accordingly.

What Will Happen

You will receive an acknowledgement of your submission and it will be read and considered by one of our editors or publishers. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of acknowledgment of your submission, then we have decided not to pursue your manuscript further. Due to the huge volume of submissions we receive, it is not possible for an editor or publisher 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 and 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
NSW Writers’ Centre: www.nswwriterscentre.org.au
Northern Territory Writers’ Centre: www.ntwriters.com.au
Queensland Writers Centre: www.qwc.asn.au
SA Writers’ Centre: www.sawriters.org.au
Tasmanian Writers’ Centre: www.tasmanianwriters.org
Writers Victoria: www.vwc.org.au
Writing WA: www.writingwa.org

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