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 (Between 9am-5pm AEST) on the last Friday of specified months for a predetermined 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.

While the portal was originally scheduled to open on 24th April 2020, we have made the unfortunate decision to keep the portal closed for a few months. With a change in work environments and the industry as a whole it has been quite difficult to find quality time to give submissions our full attention – we have only recently entered the final review stages of February’s Memoir submissions.

We apologies for anyone who was hoping to submit their manuscript in the Month in April but rest assured that the next genre for submission will be still be General Fiction. We will send out a notification once the next submission date has been determined. 

When the portal opens a Submissions form will appear on this page, where you can upload all your relevant files. Upon submitting, you will be sent an automated confirmation email within 5-10 Minutes. Please check your spam folder in case the confirmation lands there. 

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.

Team Echo

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.

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)
  • a synopsis of the project, including the total word count
  • a brief biographical note on the author (about 150 words)
  • for fiction, send the full manuscript
  • for nonfiction, send the full manuscript or the first 10,000 words of the manuscript

What happens next?

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.

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.

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