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Submission Guidelines

New Frontier currently accepts unsolicited manuscripts. We receive a number of submissions, but are only able to publish a select a few. We do read all submissions we receive as we know that there are gems waiting for us. It usually takes us about four months to respond to submissions.

Before you send anything please look through our list and read some of our books. That way, you can come to understand the books we love. We encourage you to purchase one of our submission packs which includes samples of our published works.


Four handy hints:
  1. Write a cover letter telling us about the manuscript you are submitting, about you and include details of any previously published work. Include any relevant illustrations (no originals).
  2. Let us know if you have purchased our submissions pack.
  3. We only accept email submissions. You will receive an automated message acknowledging receipt of your manuscript.
  4. We endeavour to read all manuscripts within three months. If your manuscript is unsuccessful you will not hear back from us.
How Many Words?

Picture Books
Maximum word length 600 words

Junior Fiction
For beginner readers, aged 5-8, word length 5,000-10,000
For confident readers, aged 7-10, word length 10,000-30,000
For middle readers, aged 11-14, word length 30,000-55,000

Your Manuscript's Destination:

Email to: submissions@newfrontier.com.au.

Please note that when submitting to New Frontier you will automatically be included in our mailing list, where you will receive writing tips and tricks.

We look forward to reading your manuscript.