Publishing Opportunities


Home to the next generation of talented Australian writers, Pantera Press is proudly all about great storytelling. Our passion is publishing books readers rave about by discovering, launching and nurturing talented Australian authors who write quality fiction or non-fiction for a popular audience. If you would like your manuscript to be considered for publication, check out “what we’re looking for” and then submit digitally on their website.

CopyRight Publishing

Manuscripts may be forwarded for consideration in any readable condition or as a text document on a memory stick, CD or DVD. After appraisal (which can take a month or three), CopyRight Publishing will either make a publication offer to the author, or advise of its unacceptability. We also publish commissioned works such as family histories with limited production runs, and books which involve a joint financial and marketing commitment by both the author and CopyRight Publishing. See their website for more details.

Pan Macmillan Australia

On the first Monday of every month only, between 10am and 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time,Pan Macmillan Australia accept electronic submissions that comply with the guidelines set out below. Manuscript submissions sent on any other Mondays or day of the month will not be read so they advise you to wait until the next month if you miss the deadline.

What they are looking for:

  • 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

Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction. Text is broadly interested in publishing fiction and non-fiction, including upper primary and young adult. Please send manuscripts hard copy (rather than electronically or on disk), double-sided, and double-spaced. And don’t forget to number the pages. It takes approximately three months for submissions to be assessed, and it may be longer depending on the volume of submissions. See their website for more details.

Penguin Random House Australia

Penguin Random House Australia comprises two adult publishing divisions and a children’s publishing division. Please review the guidelines  to ensure that your manuscript is delivered to the right place.


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