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Walker Books Australia announces 'Walker Wednesday'

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Walker Books Australia is pleased to announce Walker Wednesday. This opportunity allows budding authors to submit their manuscripts to Walker Books’ award-winning editorial team on the first Wednesday of each month. Walker Books is currently accepting submissions of middle-grade and young adult fiction from Australian and New Zealand authors. They are open to 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 on the first Wednesday of the month.

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, they are unable to respond if you have failed to follow the submission guidelines or if your manuscript is unsuccessful.

Walker Books Australia

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Walker Books Australia is also passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and is a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is proud to be the home of Black Dog Books, an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia’s finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail.

For further details, visit the link here.

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