SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

Our submissions department is currently open.

Guidelines

  • Please do not submit manuscripts if you are not a resident of Australia or New Zealand

  • Please do not submit your manuscript if it is fantasy, sci-fi, stage/screenplay, poetry, a self-help book, a children’s picture book, an early reader book, a young adult book, a comic book, a short story, a cookbook or educational book, a corporate book or a translation

  • Please do not send sample chapters through if your manuscript is incomplete

  • Please do not send hard copy submissions, your manuscript will be recycled

  • Please format your manuscript using double spaced Times New Roman with 30mm margins

  • Please only send Word or Pdf files as other file types will be deleted on receipt

How to Submit

To submit to us please email submission@curtisbrown.com.au using the below:

  1. In the subject line of your email please put:

    YOUR NAME – MANUSCRIPT TITLE – FICTION/NONFICTION – GENRE

    E.g. JRR TOLKIEN – THE LORD OF THE RINGS – FICTION – FANTASY

  2. You are welcome to address your email to The Submissions Department

  3. Please include a short covering letter in the body of your email (maximum 300 words)

  4. In the body of the email please include the total word count and title of your manuscript

  5. In the body of the email please include any pertinent biographical information

  6. Make sure you include your address and phone number 

  7. Please attach a short synopsis (maximum of 2 pages) and the first 3 chapters of your manuscript (or first 50 pages)

What Happens Now?

We are currently taking between 2-10 weeks to assess submissions. We do not offer specific comments on the manuscripts we reject and we will never charge a reading fee.

If we are interested in representing you we will contact you directly to discuss it and explain our standard agreement that sets out the author-agency relationship. As with all reputable agencies, it is based on taking a commission on income from projects that we represent.

Please note that we are taking on very few new clients at this time. If you need further information on submitting to agencies or publishers, you could try contacting the Australian Society of Authors in Sydney or your local State Writers’ Centre.  

Links to some useful resources can be found here.