Wombat Books: Chapter Competition

Hi All

Wombat Books is running a first chapter competition for their conference. You can submit the first chapter of your unpublished novel and go in the running to receive a free pass to a masterclass, which they say is worth up to $400. There is a $20 entry fee.

You can enter here.

Rhiza Edge Open for YA Submissions: Between 1 August – 15 August 2019

Rhiza Edge is the YA publishing arm of Wombat Books. Full details below…


Submissions to Rhiza Edge
Rhiza Edge is currently closed for unsolicited submissions for young adult fiction (Age 13+). We will reopen for submissions between 1 August – 15 August 2019.

We aim to publish relatable, issue-based stories for today’s young adult readers, ranging from books with a light, humorous touch through to deeper, more challenging tales. As an independent publisher, we love to find those unique stories that connect us all.

We strongly recommend that you have a read of the types of books we publish before submitting a manuscript.

Stories from authors with diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged.

Please note: We will not accept submissions with explicit violence, sex scenes, horror or excessive swearing.

To submit a manuscript:

  • A personal CV/resume relating specifically to your writing experience
  • A full 2-page synopsis
  • A full manuscript (formatted in Word not PDF).
  • Your full return details (i.e. name, address). These must also be included on the pages of your manuscript.
  • Any specific marketing plans for your manuscript is recommended
  • Feedback from any editors or beta readers you have worked with is also welcome

Please do not send us queries. You must submit using our online form here.

Please Note: Due to Turn-around time for submitted manuscripts can be up to 6 months.

Young Adult Fiction – What we are looking for:

Length: 45 000 to 100 000 words

We want YA stories that are:

  • Relatable and real-life
  • Focused on the challenges teens face
  • Ultimately hopeful
  • Engaging and thought-provoking

Wombat Books: Open for Submissions at the End of the Month

Great news everyone!

Wombat Books is opening its picture book, early reader and middle fiction submissions at the end of this month. There will only be a one week gap to submit your manuscript, so get in quick.

You will need to submit your manuscript via their submissions page between May 31 – June 7 (11.59pm AEST).

This is the only way that Wombat Books accepts submissions. They do not respond to emails.

Visit their submissions page for more information here: https://bit.ly/2WxBR65.