Wombat Books Submissions

How to Submit

Please do not send us query letters or emails. You must submit using our online form when the submission date is open.

Turn around time for manuscripts can be up to 9 months. We will respond; please do not contact us about your submission. All submission contacts will be automatically added to our mailing list to keep up to date with Wombat news.

Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

Please follow our guidelines carefully in order for us to be able to assess your manuscript. Your manuscript must be:

  • Typed (we recommend doc.x and PDF) 
  • 12 size font
  • Times New Roman
  • 1.5 to double-spaced
  • Pages should be numbered
  • Include your name and address

Please note: all other formatting is at the discretion of the author and should be formatted for ease of reading.

Cover Letter

Please demonstrate your understanding of the industry, including any achievements or awards you have received, and any events you have presented at. If you have specific ideas on marketing for your book, you may include some of your plans in your submission.

Please investigate other titles similar to your own in the market to ensure your book is unique.

We are happy for you to include editor or assessor comments in the submission.

Please note that Wombat Books only accepts manuscripts submitted digitally. We no longer accept submissions through email and mail channels.

Picture Book Submission Information

Wombat Books accepts unsolicited manuscripts for review to be considered for traditional publishing.

We have limited spaces for publication. We are looking for entertaining, original manuscripts that leave a lasting impression. We strongly recommend you have a read of our recent releases before submitting a manuscript to us. It is important to demonstrate in your cover letter an understanding of the type of manuscripts we are interested in.

Before any submission, please ensure you have looked at our other Wombat titles to see the style of books we publish. In your submission form you will be asked for the Wombat titles you have read.

You can get a peek into the sorts of stories and characters we look for at Wombat Books with our suggestions at the bottom of the page.

How to Submit

Please do not send us query letters or emails. You must submit using our online form when the submission date is open. 

Turn around time for manuscripts can be up to 9 months. We will respond; please do not contact us about your submission. All submission contacts will be automatically added to our mailing list to keep up to date with Wombat news. 

Cover Letter

Please demonstrate your understanding of the industry, including any achievements or awards you have received, and any events you have presented at. If you have specific ideas on marketing for your book, you may include some of your plans in your submission.

Please investigate other titles similar to your own in the market to ensure your book is unique.

We are happy for you to include editor or assessor comments in the submission.

Please note that Wombat Books only accepts manuscripts submitted digitally. We no longer accept submissions through email and mail channels.

Need Some Inspiration for Picture books?

To read some of our bestselling titles purchase some of our best-selling picture books!

 

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Children's Fiction Submission Information

Wombat Books accepts unsolicited manuscripts for review to be considered for traditional publishing. When referring to children's fiction we are specifically looking for books aimed at 7-12 year olds in either junior or middle fiction categories.

Before any submission, please ensure you have looked at our other Wombat titles to see the style of books we publish. In your submission form you will be asked for the Wombat titles you have read.

Early reader and middle fiction submissions are currently closed. But check out our current titles to find out about what we like and follow our Facebook page for updated information. However any submissions that arrive outside of our submission window will be deleted. 

How to Submit

Please read this carefully as middle fiction submission requirements vary from our picture book submissions in 2020.

Our word counts are fairly flexible depending on the age group of your story. Ensure you include that in your cover letter.

Junior fiction word lengths:
1500 - 12000 words

Middle fiction word length:
12000-50000 words

You will only need to submit your cover letter, synopsis and first three chapters.

Format and cover letter should follow the same protocols as our general submissions.

To help know you are on track it is vital you have read our other titles. As Wombat Books in a boutique publisher we are unlikely to publish books exactly the same as we have before, but if you don't know our style of books you run the risk of not pitching us the best work.

Recommended Wombat reads to know what we are looking for

Junior Fiction:

Ruby Wishfingers, Trouble for Toby, Secret Science Society and Little Good Wolf.

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Middle Fiction:

The Thing about Oliver, Chronicles of Klarin, Lola in the Middle

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