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, however, Allen & Unwin Australia are currently considering these genres. Please see the submissions homepage for more information.
For NON-FICTION submissions:
Category (eg health, history, current affairs):
What book would you see as a comparison title to yours?
Tell us why you are the right person to write this book?
Do you have an expertise in the area?
List any previous publishing history and/or any awards or residencies (eg at Varuna) you've received:
When you send us your submission, you'll receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt. No other acknowledgement will be sent to you.
Should Allen & Unwin wish to pursue your project, we will be in contact with you via email within the fortnight. Please note that we do not send individual acceptance or rejection letters. If you do not hear from us, please assume that we do not wish to pursue your manuscript for our lists. No further correspondence will be entered into and we will not provide you with reasons for our decision.
If you would like further information about writing and getting published, please browse the pages in the Getting Published section of our website which has some useful tips on writing and getting published from some of our publishers and authors.
The New Zealand Society of Authors website (www.authors.org.nz) features information on manuscript assessors, agents and writing prizes etc. The Publishers Association of New Zealand website (www.bpanz.org.nz) has a comprehensive list of New Zealand publishers.