Australian publishers accepting manuscript submissions

The vast majority of writers submitting an unsolicited manuscript to a publisher are wasting their time, as I explain here. But someone's got to win the lottery, right? If you like to gamble, here's a list of Australian publishers open to unsolicited manuscript submissions. Good luck - you'll need it.…

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Client news: October

October is probably my favourite month of the year in New York. The leaves are falling, one suddenly needs to put on a jacket again after months of perspiring, and it's the hectic social season of the travelling Australian  -- specifically, the travelling Australian who works in publishing and migrates…

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Case study of an Australian nonfiction book deal

Below I'm cross-posting I Got A Book Deal, my client Brooke Hemphill's account of how she came to land a deal with Melbourne-based Affirm Press, which will be publishing her book in late 2014. As her agent I will annotate Brooke's post (the indented text) with some of my own observations…

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What do I look for in an unsolicited manuscript?

The Out of Print Writing blog has just published a short series of interviews with an Australian publisher (Rebecca Starford, Affirm Press), an Australian literary agent (me) and a writer (Neil Randall) on what happens when a writer gets "a nibble" of interest in their unsolicited manuscript. In my interview I…

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