We are accepting open submissions periodically
With a successful list of award-winners and bestsellers that has steadily built over the last few years, we began to receive a far greater number of submissions than our small team could adequately assess and respond to.
Starting in 2020, we are opening our Submissions portal for 8 Hours on the last Friday of each month for a specified genre. We recommend that you follow our social media, specifically our Facebook page, so that you know when our portal is open. If you submit your work outside of this period unfortunately we will not see it.
The portal will next be open for submissions 29th February, 2020 for all titles in the Memoir genre.
We are passionate about finding and developing great new works and recognise the value of an open submission process, particularly to debut authors. We apologise that we cannot keep the submission portal open at all times.
Thank you for understanding.
Do your homework
Before submitting a manuscript or proposal to Echo Publishing, please do some research. Familiarise yourself with the genre we are accepting for the current submission cycle, the genres we publish overall 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.
We are mainly looking for fiction and narrative nonfiction for an adult (or crossover) audience. We want to publish Australian authors, but we want the books also to have global appeal, as we work closely with our UK sister imprints.
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.
Include with your manuscript:
If your submission looks promising, we will be in touch.
Unfortunately 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 okay 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.
For enquiries, please contact Allen & Unwin via their website.
For information about submitting your work to Echo Publishing, check out our submission page.
You can learn about some of our upcoming titles by following us on social media.
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