Submissions

It is Bradford House Publishing policy to accept fiction and non-fiction manuscripts for publishing, however, we do review and evaluate manuscripts for content, and where content is deemed to be inappropriate, we reserve the right to reject the manuscript for publication.

Content evaluation is the process undertaken by Bradford House Publishing to assess your manuscript to ensure it meets our standards of publishing. We do not accept manuscripts for publication that in our opinion:

  1. infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or Intellectual Property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy;
  2. is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive;
  3. denigrates us;
  4. violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability;
  5. is defamatory, discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar, offensive, promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group;
  6. is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or
  7. promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;

 

Please note: we do not publish graphic novels, screenplays or works of an academic nature.

 

You will receive an acknowledgement of your submission and it will be read and considered by one of our manuscript reviewers. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of acknowledgement of your submission, then we have decided not to pursue your manuscript further. Due to the volume of work received, it is not possible for the reviewer to discuss your submission by phone or email, nor can we provide feedback on unsuccessful submissions, however, the author of a submitted work can assume that if their manuscript has been rejected, it is because the writing failed to comply with the above standards and content conditions.

There are organizations that help writers improve their writing skills, assess their work and provide professional development opportunities. In Australia, there are writers’ centres that provide creative writing courses and events, industry seminars and advice, as well as services that provide professional feedback on your work. If interested, Google writers centres.

The Australian Writer’s Marketplace is a comprehensive guide to writing and publishing networks, opportunities and markets, with over 2000 current listings. The Australian Writer’s Marketplace provides access to writing competitions, manuscript appraisal, templates, articles on current issues, and hints and tips from published authors. Please visit their website: www.awmonline.com.au

Manuscript Submission

Email your manuscript in a Word document to manuscripts@bradfordhousepublishing.com Include the following in your email:

  • Full Name
  • Pen Name (if using one)
  • Email Address
  • Postal Address
  • Phone Number (including country code and area code if outside of Australia)
  • Manuscript Title
  • Word Count
  • Genre
  • A synopsis of no more than 500 words
  • An author biography