Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Three Australian publishers (Pan Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Text Publishing) that accept unagented manuscripts – everything from Picture Books to Adult fiction and nonfiction


Pan Macmillan Australia accepts electronic manuscript submissions directly from writers between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. the first Monday of every month. Note that Australia is 14 hours ahead of Toronto and New York, so at 2 a.m. our time, it’s already 4 p.m. in Australia.  
They’re seeking:
Commercial fiction – women’s fiction, romance, thriller, crime, historical, humour, paranormal, fantasy
Literary fiction and non-fiction – novels, short stories, and narrative non-fiction only
Children’s books and young adult – junior and middle grade fiction, young adult/crossover fiction; we are not accepting picture book submissions
Commercial non-fiction – history, memoir, mind body spirit, travel, health, diet, biography
Submission guidelines for Manuscript Mondays here.

Penguin Random House Australia accepts unagented manuscripts for young readers, pre-school picture books to young adult novels.
If your manuscript will engage and excite young readers, we'd love to see it. Picture book submissions are open from 1 April to 30 November. All other submissions are open from 1 February to 30 November.
Send the complete manuscript as a Word or PDF attachment to: kidspitch@penguinrandomhouse.com.au
But first be sure to check out their complete guidelines here.


Swann House
22 William St
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
Text Publishing Australia is broadly interested in publishing fiction and nonfiction, including upper primary {middle grades} and young adult. “Please note that we are not accepting poetry or play scripts at present.”
Submit the first three chapters and a 1-page synopsis by mail {hard copy}
See full guidelines here.

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and senior editor at Scholastic Books
Erin O'Connor
If you’re interested in getting published, soon or somewhere down the road, don’t miss the upcoming How to Get Published workshop Saturday, June 8, in Waterloo with literary agent Meg Wheeler (see here). 
For updated listing of How to Get Published workshops see here (and scroll down).

If you’re interested in writing for children or for young adults, be sure to attend the Kid Lit workshop with guest speakers Erin O’Connor, senior editor, Scholastic Books, and young adult author Tanaz Bhathena, Saturday, May 11, in Brampton (see here).

And don’t miss these other great workshops coming soon: Writing with Style, Saturday, Feb 23, in Waterloo (see here) and Saturday, March 16, in Mississauga (see here), and How to Write a Bestseller, with New York Times #1 bestselling author Kelley Armstrong, Saturday, March 2 (see here), and You Can Write Great Dialogue, Saturday, March 30, in Burlington (see here).

But the best way to grow as a writer is probably with a weekly course. In the spring, a full range of classes will be offered: 
Burlington: Welcome to Creative Writing,Thursday afternoons, April 18 – June 20 (No class May 30). Details here.
Toronto: Welcome to Creative Writing, Friday afternoons, April 26 – June 28 (No class May 31). Details here.
Oakville Central Library: Writing Personal Stories, Thursday evenings, April 18 – June 27 (No class  May 30). Details here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Tuesday afternoons, 12:30 – 2:45; April 16 – June 25 (No class June 4). Details here.
Georgetown: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings, 6:45 – 9:00; April 17 – June 19. Details here.
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings, 10:15 – 12:30sh, April 26 – June 28. (No class May 31). Details here.
     See details of all 6 courses here.

And a bit later in the spring, come enjoy the most sublime writing experience of all…
Algonquin Writing Retreat, Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3, 2019: four days in the luxurious isolation of Arowhon Pines Resort to get down to some real creative growth. Details here.

To reserve a spot in any upcoming weekly course, weekend retreat, or Saturday workshop, email Brian at: brianhenry@sympatico.ca
Read reviews of Brian’s courses, retreats, and workshops here.

See Brian’s complete current schedule hereincluding Saturday writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in Algonquin Park, Alliston, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, New Tecumseth, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

Navigation tips: Always check out the Labels underneath a post; they’ll lead you to various distinct collections of postings. 
For a listing of twenty-one American & Canadian publishers accepting unagented manuscripts for children and young adults {and other things} see here.
For a listing of one Canadian and eight British publishers  and book publishers, accepting unagented manuscripts for children and young adults {and other things} see here.
For most recent postings of publishers of Kid Lit {and other sorts of books}, see here {and scroll down}.
For all posting of book publishers, see here {and scroll down}.

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