Let me state for the record that I’m a firm believer in agents first and let them submit to publishers. But, there are some who want to take charge of their own careers. And kudos to you for having the guts! You’ve written a manuscript and polished it over and over and over again. (And I hope this includes several critique partners feedback and/or hiring a professional editor.) But now that you’re ready to send it out, I’ve got news for you. Did you know that HarperCollins Publishers Australia takes open submissions on Wednesdays?
Oh YES, you read that right! It’s part of their The Wednesday Post program. Click the link to go to the webpage for descriptions of what they’re looking for and a submission form (note the form will not be active if it is not Wednesday). Keep in mind they are ahead of us by several hours, so know the time zone! What you need to submit:
- A synopsis of your work.
- The first 50 pages or first three chapters of your manuscript.
- A short note about yourself.
As always, good luck!
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