General Submission Information
Wombat Books accepts unsolicited manuscripts for review to be considered for traditional publishing.
We have limited spaces for publication. We are looking for entertaining, original manuscripts that leave a lasting impression. We strongly recommend you have a read of our recent releases before submitting a manuscript to us. It is important to demonstrate in your cover letter an understanding of the type of manuscripts we are interested in.
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 picture book submissions again between 31 May - 7 June 2019. You can get a peek into the sorts of stories and characters we look for at Wombat Books with our suggestions at the bottom of the page.
How to Submit
Please do not send us query letters or emails. You must submit using our online form here.
Turn around time for manuscripts can be up to 9 months. We will respond; please do not contact us about your submission.
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.
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.
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Attend our Wombat Books Conference in September 2019. We will be doing workshops on editing and pitching the manuscript. You can also meet the Wombat Books editorial team.
Watch this video where Publisher Rochelle Manners gives examples of picture books we have published to help authors know what we are looking for in our submissions.