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Updated 01/11/2020

 

Note that this information has been extracted from the publisher's website at the date last visited.
Please ensure that you refer to the original page for complete and up-to date information

 

ALWAYS read the submission guidelines carefully. There is no standard format so make sure you follow the publisher's requirements carefully. You want them to like your submission, not get annoyed.

 

Some publishers require you to contact them before your send in a full manuscript.

 

I haven't included publishers that only accept via a literary agent. 

 

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Aboriginal History Inc

Last Visited 01/10/2020

Theme: Aboriginal History
Accepts:
- Journal Articles (7000 words preferred but up to 10,000 words may be accepted)
- Book reviews (1,000 words)
- Review Articles (2,000 words)
- Monograph (100,000 words)
- Images and Illustrations
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

Aboriginal Studies Press

Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: None
Accepts:
- Scholarly and general works,
- Children's books
- Biographies
- Research Papers
- Monographs
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Affirm Press

Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: None
Accepts:
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
- Children's books
Fee payable to you: Per Contract
Extra Note: Only accepting submissions on the first Monday of each Month

 

Allen & Unwin
Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: None
Accepts:
Friday pitch for all genres - see website for details
Fee payable to you: Per Contract


Alphabet Soup
Last Visited 01/10/2020
Open to: 12 years and under
Theme: Suitable for children
Accepts:
- Short stories (800 words)
- Poetry
- Plays
- Artwork

- Book reviews
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned


Alternative Law Journal

Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: Legal and Social issues
Accepts:
- Articles (3,500 words)
- Briefs (1,000 - 1,500 words)

- Columns
- Law & Culture review (800 words)

- Mentions (100 - 150 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

Andromeda Spaceways Magazine

Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: Speculative Fiction
Accepts:
- Short Fiction (Subscribers and residents of Australia and New Zealand: 20,000 words. Other submissions: 10,000 words)
- Poetry (2 pages)

- Articles
- Flash Fiction (1,000 words)
- Non-fiction (5,000 words but 3,000 words is preferred)

- Artwork (Samples at 300kb per image)
Fee payable to you:

- Short Fiction: 1c/word with minimum of $20 and maximum of $100
- Poetry: $10
- Flash Fiction: $10
- Non-Fiction: $10
- Artwork: $100 for the cover, $20 for internal piece


AntipodeanSF

Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: Science Fiction & Speculative Fiction with a twist of surprise ending
Accepts:
- Short Stories (500 - 1,000 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

Arena Magazine
Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: Social, political and cultural commentary
Accepts:
- Commentary ( 800 - 1,200 words)
- Engaged Essays (2,500 - 4,500 words)
- Review Essays (3,000 - 3,500 words)
Fee payable to you: None


Aurealis

Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: Science fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Accepts:
- Short Story ( 2,000 - 8,000 words)
- Non-fiction (500 - 2,000 words)
- Artwork
Fee payable to you:
- Short Story: $20 - $60 per 1,000 words with a minimum of $20
- Non-fiction: $20 per 1,000 words
- Artwork: $75 for cover art, $25 for black & white story illustrations, $10-$15 for graphics

 

Australian Aboriginal Studies Journal
Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: None
Accepts:
- Research Articles (10,000 - words but 5,000-6,000 is preferred)
- Research reports (3,000 words)
- Book Reviews (1,500 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned


Australian Academic Press

Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: Behavioural Sciences
Accepts:
- Books
- Programs
- Conference Proceedings
Fee payable to you: Per Contract


Australian Journal of Early Childhood

Last Visited 01/10/2020
Theme: Early Childhood
Accepts:
- Articles (6,500 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

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foam:e

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Poetry
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

frankie

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: In keeping with the frankie personality - smart, funny, friendly, cute, naughty, interested, serious, caring
Accepts:
- Articles
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

Fremantle Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
- Fiction
- Narrative non-fiction
- Poetry
- Books for children and young adults
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned
Extra Note: Welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from authors with Western Australian origin or whose main residence is Western Australia. Works from Non-Western Australian authors will be considered if the subject matter has a strong Western Australian focus

 

FutureTrack Australia

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme:  Not science fiction or fantasy
Accepts:
- Young Adult fiction (45,000 words)
- English teaching resources
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

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Era Publications

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Primary School Children to lower Secondary (K-9)
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
- Fiction
- Teacher books
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Eruditions Publishing

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Higher level eduction and professionals
Accepts:
- Textbooks (Eruditions Academic)
- General fiction and non-fiction (Silvan House)
Fee payable to you: Per Contract
Extra Note: Silvan House was not accepting new submissions at time of last visit

 

Exisle Publishing

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Non-fiction (but NOT poetry, educational or academic)
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

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Cambridge University Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Academic
- Education
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Speculative Fiction
Accepts:
- Anthologies as projects are announced
Fee payable to you: Per project

 

Celapene Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Children's books
Accepts:
- Chapter books
- Junior novels
Fee payable to you: Per Contract
Extra note: Not currently accepting submissions as publishing schedule is booked to 2021

 

Communion

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Poetry
- Essay/Memoir (500 words)
- Stories (1,500 words)
- Artwork
Fee payable to you: None

 

CopyRight Publishing

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
- Children's books
Fee payable to you: Per contract

 

Cordite Poetry Review

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Anthologies may be themed
Accepts:
- Poetry for Anthologies
- Essays (10,000 words)
Fee payable to you: Payment mentioned but not specified

 

COSMOS Magazine

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Science
Accepts:
- News stories
- Reviews of books, films, theatre and apps
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned


Curiouser Magazine  NEW LISTING
Last Visited 31/10/2020

Theme: Weird, speculative, fatastical
Accepts:
- Poetry( 50 lines)
- Flash fiction (750 words)
- Short fiction (5,000 words)
Fee payable to you

- Poetry: $25
- Flash fiction: $50
- Short fiction: $50 - $125

 

Currency Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Performing arts
Accepts:
- Plays
- Screenplays
- Professional Handbooks
- Histories
- Biographies
- Critical works
- Reference works
Fee payable to you: Per contract

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Black Inc. Publishing

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- General Non-fiction (History, Current Affairs, Biography and Memoir)
- Fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract


Brow Books

Last Visited 04/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
- Fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract
Extra Note: Strong support for people who identify as queer and/or trans and/or intersex and/or are of any colour, religion, or gender, and/or have a disability

 

Bushfire Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Youth Arts Education
Accepts:
- Music and performing arts resources
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

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Nature Publishing Group

Last Visited 03/10/2020
Theme: Natural Research/Science

Accepts: There are a large number of imprints housed by this publisher. See the website to check the requirements of each
Fee payable to you: See website

 

New Frontier Publishing
Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: For young readers
Accepts:
- Picture books (600 words)
- Beginner Readers, aged 5 - 8 (5,000 - 10,000 words)
- Confident Readers, aged 7 - 10 (10,000 - 30,000 words)
- Middle Readers, aged 11 - 14 (30,000 - 50,000 words)
Fee payable to you: Per Contract
Extra Note: The publisher encourages you to buy a submissions pack


New Holland Publishers

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

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Magabala Books

Last Visited 03/10/2020
Open to: Work by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creators. Collaborative work with non-Indigenous authors considered where there is at least 50% contribution or collaboration with an Indigenous creator

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Mascara Literary Review

Last Visited 03/10/2020
Theme: None

Accepts:
- Poetry (3-5 poems)
- Short Story (3,000 words)
- Flash Fiction (1,000 words)
- Essays (5,000 words)
- Reviews (900 - 1,500 words)
- Translations 
Fee payable to you: Note that payment may alter due to funding reduction
- Poems: $100
- Fiction: $150
- Reviews: $150
- Translations: $100, two poems or prose


Maverick Musicals

Last Visited 03/10/2020
Theme: Able to be performed by students

Accepts:
- Two Act Musicals
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned
Extra Note: Not currently accepting submissions at time of last visit. Publisher recommends contacting them to find out when submissions will be next open

 

Meanjin
Last Visited 03/10/2020
Subscribe to their e-news to be kept up to date with their submission details


Melbourne Books

Last Visited 03/10/2020
Theme: None

Accepts:
- Non-Fiction
- Fiction
- Poetry
Fee payable to you: Per Contract


Melbourne University Publishing

Last Visited 03/10/2020
Theme: Check the website, there are three imprints

Accepts:
- Non-Fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract


Mills & Boon

Last Visited 03/10/2020
Theme: Romance

Accepts:
- Fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

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Lip Magazine

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Open, feminist focus
Accepts:
- Article
Fee payable to you: None

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Kill Your Darlings

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Commentary
- Essays
- Memoir
- Fiction
Fee payable to you: Payment mentioned

J

James Nicholas Publishers
Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Education
Accepts:
- Articles (5,000 - 7,000 words)
- Books
Fee payable to you: Per contract

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In Case of Emergency Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Poetry
- Short Stories
- Scripts
- Fiction
Fee payable to you: Per contract
Extra Note: Accepts submissions in March and October

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Hesperian Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Australian focus
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Per contract

 

Hybrid Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Some focus on Jewish themes - NOT speculative/science fiction, children's books or YA
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
- Fiction 

Fee payable to you: Per contract

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Ginninderra Press

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Matters of social, cultural or political concern looked on favourably
Accepts:
- Non-fiction (100,000 words)
- Fiction (80,000 words)

- Poetry
Fee payable to you: Per contract
Extra Note: Not accepting fiction at time of last visit

 

Going Down Swinging

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Prose and Poetry (generally around 2,000 words)
Fee payable to you:
- Prose under 500 words: $60
- Prose over 500 words: $170
- Poetry: $100
- Comic less than 5 frames: $180
- Comic longer than 5 frames or demonstrates extensive effort: $220
- Illustration to accompany text (one image): $100
- Illustration to accompany text (multiple images): $200
Extra Note: Regular anthologies as well

 

Griffith Review

Last Visited 02/10/2020

Theme: Issues individually themed
Accepts:
Generally to range between 2,000 to 5,000 words
- Fiction
- Essay
- Memoir
- Reportage
- Poetry
- Interactive Essays
Fee payable to you: Generally based on per word length. Flat fee for those employed by Universities

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Wombat Books

Last Visited 04/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Picture books
- Childrens' books
Fee payable to you: Per contract

 

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Verity La

Last Visited 04/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts: Note there is no word limit but generally 5,000 words works well
- Creative Non-fiction
- Fiction
- Poetry
- Interview
- Travel
- Novel excerpts
- Check website
Fee payable to you: $100 (except Novel excerpts)

 

Voiceworks

Open to: People under 25
Theme: Each Issue individually themed
Accepts:
- Non-fiction (3,000 words)
- Fiction (3,000 words)
- Poetry (100 lines)
- Art & Comics 
Fee payable to you:
- Written work and art: $100
- Multi-page comics or suites of art: $150

 

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University of Queenland Press

Last Visited 04/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
- Literary fiction
Fee payable to you: Per contract
Extra Note: Childrens', Young Adult and Poetry lists closed for submission at time of last visit

 

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Last Visited 04/10/2020

Open to: New and emerging writers
Theme: None
Accepts:
- Short stories (300 - 5,000 words)
Fee payable to you
- Stories (300 - 2,500 words): $50
- Stories (2,501 - 5,000 words): $100

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Tamba

Last Visited 04/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Short Stories (2,000 words)
- Poetry (2,000 words)
- Articles (2,000 words)
- Biographies (2,000 words)
- Autobiographies (2,000 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

Text Publishing

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Ficton
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

The Big Issue

Last Visited 04/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- One page feature story (850 words)
- Two page feature story (1,200 words)
- Three page feature story (1,500 - 1,800 words)

- Four page feature story (1,800 - 2,000 words)
- The Big Picture (450 - 500 words)
- My Word (750 words)
- Streetsheet - poetry (150 words)
- Streetsheet - prose (250 words)
Fee payable to you: 20c a word


The Federation Press

Last Visited 04/10/2020
Theme: Legal, social and academic
Accepts:
- Books
Fee payable to you: Per contract

 

The Lifted Brow

Last Visited 04/10/2020
Theme: None
Accepts:
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
- Articles
- Poetry
- Flash Fiction
- Artwork
- Commentary
- Reviews
Fee payable to you: $75 - $300

 

The Literary Yard

Last Visited 04/10/2020
Theme: None
Accepts:
- Stories
- Poetry
- Articles
- Essays
Fee payable to you: None

 

Ticonderoga Publications

Last Visited 04/10/2020
Theme: Science fiction, Fantasy and horror. Anthologies may have specific themes
Accepts:
- Novels
- Submissions to anthologies
Fee payable to you: Per contract
Extra note: At time of last visit was closed to submissions due to unforeseen circumstances

 

Transit Lounge

Last Visited 04/10/2020
Theme: Particular interest in exploring the relationships between East and West
Accepts:
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned
Extra note: At time of last visit was closed to submissions

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Scribe

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
- Literary Fiction 
Fee payable to you: Per Contract
Extra Note: Limited submission windows

 

Severed Press

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Horror and science fiction: Particular themes on website
Accepts:
- Fiction 
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Sid Harta Publishers

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Fiction 
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract or on a co-publishing arrangement
Extra Note: Assessment fees apply


Social Alternatives

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Social issues and problems
Accepts:
- Articles (3,000 - 5,000 words)
- Commentaries and review essays (800 - 1,500 words)
- Short stories (1,000 words)

- Poetry

- Book reviews (800 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned


Stereo Stories

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Songs
Accepts:
- Memoirs (800 words)
- Non-fiction (800 words)
- Short stories (800 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

Strong & Bold Publishing

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Australian Poetry
- Children's stories

- Environment
- Fiction
- Local History
- Memoirs
- Self Improvement
- Technical
Fee payable to you: Per contract

 

Swamp

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Open To: Students enrolled in postgraduate studies
Theme: Issues are themed but submissions outside the theme will be accepted unles the them is stated to be compulsory
Accepts:
- Poetry (3 poems)
- Short Fiction (5,000 words)
- Creative Non-Fiction (5,000 words)

- Memoirs (5,000 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

Sydney University Press

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Areas of research of interest to the Australian and Global Community
Accepts:
- Non-Fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

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RABBIT

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Issues individually themed
Accepts:
- Non-fiction poetry 
Fee payable to you: Payment made

 

Reader's Digest

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Sections themed
Accepts:
- My Story (800 - 1,000 words)
- Kindness of Strangers (100 - 500 words)
- Anecdotes and Jokes (300 words)
- Your Deepest Wish
- Smart Animals (300 words) 
Fee payable to you:
- My Story: $500
- Kindness of Strangers: Up to $150
- Anecdotes and Jokes: $50 - $100
- Your Deepest Wish: Up to $200
- Smart Animals: Up to $100

 

Rhiza Press & Rhiza Edge

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Young Adult Fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract


R.I.C. Publications

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Education
Accepts:
- Teaching resources
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Rockpool Publishing

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Mind Body Spirit, Health and Wellness, Self-Help & Gift titles
Accepts:
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

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Quadrant

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Open
Accepts:
- Articles (1,500 - 5,000 words)
- Review (800 - 2,000 words)
- Stories (1,500 - 5,000 words)
- Poetry 
Fee payable to you: Payment made

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Pademelon Press

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Early Childhood
Accepts:
- Teachers' resource book
- Textbook
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Palgrave Macmillan

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Business, Economics, Humanities, Politics, International Studies, Social Science
Accepts:
- Books
- Articles
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Panterra Press

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: See website
Accepts:
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Papyrus Publishing

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Fee payable BY you for manuscripts: $100 reading fee for poetry, $150 reading fee for novels, $155 for submission in person (partly refunded if successful)
Accepts:
Manuscripts:

- Novels
- Poetry collections
Magazine:
- Poetry (100 lines)

- Reviews (1,800 words)
- Short Stories (3,000 words)
- Articles (2,000 words)
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned for manuscripts, free copy for magazines

 

Pascal Press

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Education
Accepts:
- Educational books
- Teachers Resources
- Guides
Fee payable to you: Per Contract

 

Penguin Random House Australia

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Fiction
- Non-fiction
Fee payable to you: Per Contract
Extra Note: Only submit in the first week of each month


 

Peril Magazine

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Asian Australian arts and culture PLUS edition may be themed
Accepts:
- Any kind of text, sound or visual art as long as it can be presented online
Fee payable to you: Averages $50 - $150

 

PEETA

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: Teaching literacy and English
Accepts:
- Teacher reference materials
- PEETA Papers (3,500 words)
- Articles (500 words)
Fee payable to you: Per contract

 

PressPress

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Poetry collection (about 40 pages)
Fee payable to you: Per contract
Extra Note: Publisher indicates prefence for authors who have purchased a chapbook from them

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Onya Magazine

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Articles
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

 

Otoliths

Last Visited 03/10/2020

Theme: None
Accepts:
- Textural Poetry
- Vispo
- Fiction
- Essays
- Photographs
- Art
- Any combination of the above
- Kinetic/moving pieces accepted under certain conditions
Fee payable to you: Not mentioned

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