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.
Middle fiction submissions open 1 May. But check out our current titles to find out about what we like and follow us on facebook for our next open window. Submission form is here. However any submissions that arrive outside of our submission window will be deleted. Only submit between 1 and 31 of May.
How to Submit
Please read this carefully as middle fiction submission requirements vary from our picture book submissions in 2020.
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:
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
Ruby Wishfingers, Trouble for Toby, Secret Science Society and Little Good Wolf.
Special price: $40 including free postage
The Thing about Oliver, Chronicles of Klarin, Lola in the Middle
Special pack: $55 including free postage