Are you an Australian or New Zealand writer with a fiction manuscript ready for submission? Read on!

Welcome to Walker Wednesday!

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the first Walker Wednesday! We will be accepting manuscripts again on 7th of December.

Walker Books, the leading children’s books publisher in Australia and New Zealand, is now accepting YA and middle-grade submissions from all published and unpublished writers on the first Wednesday of each month (AEST).

We are looking for YA/MG manuscripts with strong writing, engaging characters and well-developed world-building. We are open to YA/MG of all genres, but are particularly interested in submissions with diverse characters and/or written by diverse authors.

Submission Guidelines
Please email a 1-page cover letter and the first 50 pages of your manuscript as a Word document to

The subject line of your email should say “Walker Wednesdays Submission” and include the title of your manuscript.

Your cover letter must include:
• A few lines about yourself. Have you been published before? Why did you write this story?
• A synopsis of the manuscript.
• The word count of the full manuscript.
• Your thoughts on the manuscript’s position in the market. What are some similar books or authors?

If you follow the guidelines and your manuscript is successful, you will be contacted within 3 weeks with a request for the full manuscript for further consideration.

Due to the large amount of submissions, we are unable to respond if you have failed to follow the submission guidelines or if your manuscript is unsuccessful.

Last updated on 27/11/16 at 23:34:29
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