We are currently not accepting submissions:

The Echo team has reluctantly decided to close our inboxes to unsolicited submissions until further notice.

With a successful list of award-winners and bestsellers that has steadily built over the last few years, we are now receiving a far greater number of submissions than our small team can adequately assess and respond to.

While catching up on our backlog, we will also assess our submission policy. We are likely to open the portal for shorter periods of time and recommend that you follow our social media accounts so that you know when we are open for submissions.

We are passionate about finding and developing great new works and recognise the value of an open submission process, particularly to debut authors.

Thank you for understanding.

Team Echo

Do your homework

Before submitting a manuscript or proposal to Echo Publishing, please do some research. Familiarise yourself with the genres we publish and if there are existing titles that have something in common with your book, it’s helpful to mention them as a point of reference.

If your submission doesn’t fit any of these categories but you’re familiar with the style of books we publish and think your project might interest us anyway, you can always email with a query and we’ll let you know promptly if we think otherwise.

Preparing your manuscript for submission

All submissions should be double-spaced, in a readable 12-point font, with numbered pages. It is also important to ensure that your name and address are on the manuscript itself, as well as in your proposal/synopsis.

What to submit

Include with your manuscript:

  • a brief covering letter (no more than a page), including the date and full contact details (author’s name, postal address, phone and email). If you are likely to be moving house or travelling in the next few months, it is a good idea to include a forwarding address
  • a synopsis of the project, including the total word count a table of contents (if relevant)
  • a brief biographical note on the author (about 150 words)
  • a 300-word outline of the book’s projected readership, and any special factors that need to be taken into account (competing works, relevance to educational courses and so on)
  • up to three sample chapters, no more than 10,000 words
  • if you are submitting a photographic book, some printed or PDF samples should accompany the submission. Please don’t just direct us to a website, but do include your website address or a link as part of your submission.

What should I send?

Unfortunately, Echo is not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.

Please check back again soon!


  • Drop files here or
    Max file size 10 MB. PDF or Word Files accepted

What happens next?

If your initial submission looks promising, we will be in touch to follow up and may request more chapters to read, or more samples.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to give specific feedback on your manuscript or suggest ways in which it might be improved. We are also unable to respond to queries by telephone, so please don’t call to check on the progress of your submission.

We cannot return posted submissions.

We are OK with you making multiple submissions to publishers rather than waiting for our response, but please let us know in your cover letter if this is your intention. We endeavour to respond within three months of receipt of submissions but this is dependent on the number awaiting review at any given time.

Sales & Distribution

For enquiries, please contact Allen & Unwin via their website.


For information about submitting your work to Echo Publishing, check out our submission page.

Click Here →

Follow Us

You can learn about some of our upcoming titles by following us on social media.


Echo Publishing

+61 (0) 3 9070 4658