Penguin Random House Australia has two adult publishing divisions and one children’s publishing division. The author can submit a manuscript, but they need to review the guidelines for submissions to ensure that the manuscript(s) are going to the right place.
Allen and Unwin
Under the heading ‘Being A Writer’ there is a section titled “Getting Published” with several sub-sections under this title such as: ‘do your research’, ‘agents’, ‘advice from a publisher’ and ‘submitting your work’, along with sections for getting started, tips for writing, writers on writing and the Australian/Vogle’s Literary Award.
Allen & Unwin also accept manuscript submissions through their program ‘The Friday Pitch’. They accept submission in 5 genres, and is assessed by an in-house Submission Editor. Click the appropriate genre and follow the submission guidelines.
Australian Publishers Association
This website offers links and resources to writer’s centres, literary agents, manuscript assessment services and organisations.
HarperCollins does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, but Avon Impulse and HarperLegend do accept unsolicited manuscripts.
Bloomsbury has companies in London, New York, Sydney and New Delhi. Bloomsbury does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, proposals, illustrations, artwork or submission queries.
Bloomsbury has a project called Bloomsbury Spark, and it is a one-of-a-kind digital imprint dedicated to publishing YA books for people of all ages. Bloomsbury Spark will publish the author globally, but market them locally. “We are not just interested in publishing your book; we want to help craft your career.”
Submissions to Bloomsbury Spark need to be between 25,000 and 60,000 words and send to the corresponding email.
Pan Macmillan only accepts manuscripts on the first Monday every month between 10am and 4pm AEST. They list what they are looking for, and their submission guidelines.
The Fontaine Press do not accept unsolicited manuscripts and they request that you send them an email with ‘NOTIFY ME’ in the subject line if you wish to be notified when they are accepting unsolicited manuscripts again.
The Fontaine Press have a link to ‘Custom Publishing’, which means that you can pay them to publish your books.
They also have a project called Vivid Publishing with links to start the process and author reviews.
The Fremantle Press welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from authors of West Australian residency and/or origin. The Fremantle Press also has a link to ‘Custom Publishing’, which means that, like the Fontaine Press, you can pay the Fremantle Press publish your book.
Margaret River Press
The Margaret River Press accept unsolicited manuscripts from emerging and established writers of literary fiction and creative non-fiction. They rarely accept genre fiction but may sometimes call for submissions of poetry and short story anthologies.
Melbourne Books accepts unsolicited manuscripts of fiction, non-fiction and poetry collections.
Pantera Press welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from emerging and established writers, both fiction and non-fiction including genre fiction.
Hague Publishing accept speculative fiction submissions with a focus on sci-fi and fantasy works.