Written by Emily Harstone

Affirm Books: Accepting Submissions on the First Monday of Every Month

Affirm Books is a Melbourne, Australia based publisher of local and international authors that is open to direct submissions. They publish a broad range of non-fiction work and have a smaller more focused fiction list for adults and children. They are only open to nonfiction and children’s book submissions from non Australian authors.

They have good national and international distribution. You can get a good feel for their staff experience here.

They only accept submissions on the first Monday of each month. Note that submissions received outside this window will not be assessed. The first Monday after this review is published will be Monday, July 5th.

To get a better feel for what they specifically publish, visit their catalogue here.

Submissions must be made by email. Make sure to carefully review all their requirements before you submit.

If you have not heard back from them in six months, assume rejection.

To read their full submission guidelines, go here.

Emily Harstone is the author of many popular books, including The Authors Publish Guide to Manuscript SubmissionsSubmit, Publish, Repeat, and The 2020 Guide to Manuscript Publishers.

She regularly teaches three acclaimed courses on writing and publishing at The Writer’s Workshop at Authors Publish. You can follow her on Facebook here.





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