How to Submit

Please do not send us query letters or emails. You must submit using our online form when the submission date is open.

Turn around time for manuscripts can be up to 9 months. We will respond; please do not contact us about your submission. All submission contacts will be automatically added to our mailing list to keep up to date with Wombat news.

Submission dates for the rest of 2020

Early readers: 15th-30th of August 2020
Middle fiction: All of October 2020
Picture books: All of December 2020
Young Adult (Rhiza Edge): August - October 2020

Manuscript Formatting guidelines (For further formatting comments click here)

Please follow our guidelines carefully in order for us to be able to assess your manuscript. Your manuscript must be:

  • Typed (we recommend doc.x and PDF) 
  • 12 size font
  • Times New Roman
  • 1.5 to double spaced
  • Pages should be numbered
  • Include your name and address

Please note: all other formatting is at the discretion of the author and should be formatted for ease of reading.

Cover Letter

Please demonstrate your understanding of the industry, including any achievements or awards you have received, and any events you have presented at. If you have specific ideas on marketing for your book, you may include some of your plans in your submission.

Please investigate other titles similar to your own in the market to ensure your book is unique.

We are happy for you to include editor or assessor comments in the submission.

Please note that Wombat Books only accepts manuscripts submitted digitally. We no longer accept submissions through email and mail channels.