Courtesy of SA Writers Centre
Listed below are some local and large national publishers who are currently open for submissions, however please do check their websites as these guidelines can change regularly and not all publishing houses accept unsolicited manuscripts.
CANARY PRESS SEEKS GENRE STORIES
CLOSING DATE: 28 JUN 2014
The Canary Press is making an issue of genre stories.
COLLABORATION FOR POETS AND PERFORMANCE
CLOSING DATE: 14 JUN 2014
Calling all poets. Fitting in to the “not your usual suspects’ theme of this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Baker Suite invite you to collaborate with them ‘live’ at their show, ‘Second Nature: a collaboration of poetry and music’ on Sat 14 June in The Space Theatre.
FOURH QUARTERS MAGAZINE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS
CLOSING DATE: 10 JUL 2014
The Four Quarters Magazine, a literary quarterly published from India is seeking submissions for their August issue.
GREAT AUSSIE BOOK PRIZE
CLOSING DATE: 31 AUG 2014
Have an unpublished memoir or writing a life-story?
BIG BOOK CLUB SEEKS PICTURE BOOK MANUSCRIPT
CLOSING DATE: 20 DEC 2014
The Big Book Club are calling for submissions from authors living in or born in SA to submit picture book manuscript/s. They will select one picture book manuscript which will be developed into a picture book for inclusion in our November 2015 Preschool Reading pack.
OMNIBUS SCHOLASTIC (SOUTH AUSTRALIAN)
Scholastic Australia publishes books for children under four publishing imprints – Scholastic Press, Omnibus Books, Scholastic Australia and Koala Books. At this time ONLY Omnibus Books is regularly accepting the submission of unsolicited manuscripts.
MIDNIGHTSUN PUBLISHING (SOUTH AUSTRALIAN)
MidnightSun Publishing is always accepting submissions.
Text is broadly interested in publishing fiction and non-fiction, including upper primary and young adult.
Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. http://www.hachette.com.au/manuscriptsubmissions/
HARPER COLLINS (THE WEDNESDAY POST)
HarperCollins is inviting unsolicited manuscripts from aspiring authors in Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
They do accept manuscript submissions but they have a few criteria that we ask you to follow when you submit to them.
ALLEN & UNWIN (THE FRIDAY PITCH)
Through Friday Pitch Allen & Unwin have given new and emerging writers a chance to have their work read by our publishers within a reasonable time. http://www.allenandunwin.com/
MOMENTUM MONDAY (PAN MACMILLIAN DIGITAL IMPRINT)
Momentum, Australia’s first major digital imprint, is open to submissions. http://momentumbooks.com.au/submissions/
PAN MACMILLAN (MANUSCRIPT MONDAY)
A new initiative which is part of Pan Macmillan Australia’s manuscript submission process.
PENGUIN (THE MONTHLY CATCH)
The General Publishing team at Penguin Group (Australia) is keen and excited to read new work from Australian authors, and as such they’ve developed the Monthly Catch.