Children's Fiction Submission Information

Wombat Books accepts unsolicited manuscripts for review to be considered for traditional publishing. When refering to children's fiction we are specifically looking for books aimed at 7-12 year olds in either junior or middle fiction categories.

Before any submission, please ensure you have looked at our other Wombat titles to see the style of books we publish. In your submission form you will be asked for the Wombat titles you have read.

We will be opening our junior and middle fiction submissions in early 2020.


How to Submit

Please read this carefully as middle fiction submission requirements vary from our picture book submissions in 2020. Submissions will be coming in via email in 2020 for middle fiction.

Our word counts are fairly flexible depending on the age group of your story. Ensure you include that in your cover letter.

Junior fiction word lengths:
1500 - 12000 words

Middle fiction word length:
12000-50000 words

We will be opening our middle fiction submissions only from 15 January to 29 of February 2020. The submission email will be published on this page from early January. You will only need to submit your cover letter, synopsis and first three chapters.

Format and cover letter should follow the same protocols as our general submissions.

To help know you are on track it is vital you have read our other titles. As Wombat Books in an boutique publisher we are unlikely to publish books exatly the same as we have before, but if you don't know our style of books you run the risk of not pitching us the best work.

Recommended Wombat reads to know what we are looking for

Junior Fiction:

Ruby Wishfingers, Trouble for Toby, Secret Science Society and  Little Good Wolf.

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RRP: $46

Special price: $40 including free postage

Middle Fiction:

The Thing about Oliver, Chronicles of Klarin, How Not to be Popular

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RRP: $57

Special pack: $50 including free postage