Adult fiction and non-fiction and illustrated book submissions
Knowing it’s important to authors to have their manuscripts read as quickly as possible, ALL
adult book submissions to Allen & Unwin will be read via our submission process, The Friday Pitch
unsolicited adult fiction and non-fiction and illustrated book manuscript submissions must be sent electronically
to The Friday Pitch
Hard copy submissions will not
be accepted for consideration - any hard copy received will be recycled without assessment.
Please note: Allen & Unwin UK and Murdoch Books UK cannot accept any unsolicited
manuscripts, in either electronic or printed form. No material will be
For submissions aimed at our academic list, please see our Academic submission guidelines
Books for Children and Teenagers
Allen & Unwin has decided to extend our innovative and pioneering Friday Pitch
service to emerging writers for children and young adults. From February 1st 2012
we will accept submissions of children’s fiction, novels and graphic
novels for teenagers and narrative non-fiction following our Friday
Pitch guidelines (see The Friday Pitch
). Please note we will not
accept submissions of picture book texts, poetry or short stories.
For more information on our guidelines for children's and young adult submissions, please visit the Children and Teenagers page.
New Zealand Non-fiction Publishing
Allen & Unwin New Zealand currently accepts unsolicited non-fiction manuscripts. We have an extremely broad-ranging list, and are interested in covering topics that are exclusively New Zealand focused through to subjects of interest worldwide. At present we are not considering illustrated non-fiction, adult fiction or children’s manuscripts.
For more information on submissions to Allen & Unwin New Zealand please see our New Zealand Non-fiction Publishing page.