What we’re looking for:

We are seeking fiction and non-fiction with bestseller potential and international appeal. We want to hear from talented Australian and New Zealand authors who have a passion for writing, and who are not afraid to tackle emotional and sensitive issues.

Indigenous authors are encouraged to submit their work.

Please note: We are not currently accepting children’s picture books due to an inundation of submissions in that genre. We will update the website once we have cleared current manuscripts.

We are looking for manuscripts in the following categories:

  • Crime and thriller
  • Contemporary fiction
  • Science fiction and fantasy
  • Young Adult fiction
  • Children’s chapter books (fiction) 8-11
  • Adult Non-fiction including:
    – Australian/New Zealand History
    – Military History
    – Health/Alternative Health

We are not currently accepting children’s non-fiction, family history, cookbooks or memoirs.

Please check back regularly for any changes in preferred categories.


Manuscripts can be submitted in complete form or as a partial manuscript including a full proposal or book outline.  Please be sure to also include the following items in your submission:

  • Author biography – tell us a bit about yourself
  • How you can promote your book (do you have a website, Facebook, blog, business etc)
  • A short synopsis of your book (500 words max)
  • Sample chapter or whole manuscript (as word document attachment or PDF if contains a lot of illustrations or photos)


Submissions can be sent to: editorial@elephanttreepublishing.com.au

Or posted to: PO Box 333, Curtin ACT, 2605

We will send you a confirmation email when we have received your submission. If you don’t receive this acknowledgement email after 3 days, please resubmit.

We will read your submission as quickly as we can, but please be patient as we are a small team. You will receive a response from us irrespective of whether your submission is successful or not. Unfortunately because of the large number of submissions we hope to receive, we will be unable to provide detailed editorial feedback.

Please let us know if you have submitted your manuscript to other publishers. We don’t mind if you do – just let us know.

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