Written by Emily Harstone April 11th, 2019

Text Publishing: Now Accepting Manuscript Submissions

UPDATED JUNE 2021, They are now open only to unsolicited submissions from Australia and New Zealand.

UPDATED MAY 5Th 2020 – Because of the COVID-19 crisis they are now accepting submissions via email, and are no longer accepting mailed submissions. This might change after the crisis abates.

Text Publishing in an Australian press that has published a wide variety of best sellers. They have won the small publisher of the year award three times. You can get a feel for what they publish here. One of their biggest hits in recent years is the internationally bestselling novel The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion (the first in a series of Rosie novels).

They are open to a wide variety of submissions but they do not consider poetry or plays. They don’t publish picture books or early readers. They do publish middle grade readers and books aimed at young adults.

Text Publishing has excellent distribution in Australia. Their covers are wonderful and their website is well organized and intuitive to use.

They are open to direct submissions and try to respond to all submissions within three months, although according to the notice at the top of their submission guidelines they are taking longer to respond at the moment. All submissions must be made through the post.

All they want to be mailed to them initially is a one page synopsis of the novel and the first three chapters.  Work should be 1.5 or double spaced and preferably double sided. The manuscript must contain full contact details.

To learn more, go here.


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