For confident readers, aged 7-10, word length 20,000 - 25,000
For middle readers, aged 11-12, word length 25,000- 35,000
We do not publish picture books.
Please don't submit books that have already been published, either in print or on the net. Note that we only publish Australian authors and illustrators.
We're fine with multiple-submitted MSS, but please let us know if you've found a suitable publisher before hearing back from us.
- We only accept email submissions. Your subject line should read ‘About Kids Books submission’
- All attachments you send are to be Word documents, double-spaced, Times Roman, size 14 font
- Include as an attachment a less than one page synopsis of your manuscript detailing which age group it is suitable for
- Do not send the entire manuscript. Instead, include as an attachment the first two chapters of your book. Include a title page with full contact details, age group the book is for and a word count for the whole manuscript. If we like your first two chapters, we will contact you and request the complete manuscript
- Write a brief cover letter telling us about yourself and include details of any previously published work as well as your website address and any social media credentials
We endeavour to read all manuscripts within three months and respond in a timely fashion.
All submissions will be acknowledged.