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
The Friday Pitch service is temporarily closed to writers for children and young adults from 1st June 2013. Please check back with us in September 2013 to find out when we will re-open to children's and young adult manuscripts.
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.