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GINNINDERRA PRESS

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Submission guidelines


All Ginninderra Press titles go through an editorial selection and review process; only a small proportion of titles is accepted for publication. Where relevant, evidence of peer review is expected. Previous publication is looked on favourably but is not essential.

We do not accept manuscripts from writers resident outside Australia.
We do not publish books with internal colour illustrations.
We do not publish children's books.

Non-fiction

We favour a focus on matters of social, cultural or political concern. Previous publication is not essential. Maximum word limit is 100,000.

Fiction
We accept novels only from writers previously published by Ginninderra Press. We welcome collections of stories, for which previous publication is not essential. We look for manuscripts that are socially aware, combining emotional impact with convincing storytelling. Maximum word limit is 100,000.


Poetry

We look for manuscripts that combine emotional impact with arresting imagery. Social awareness is also looked on favourably. Previous publication is not essential.

Picaro Poets

Submissions for the Picaro Poets chapbook series are invited from all poets. Details are available on request.

Pocket Poets
Submissions for the Pocket Poets chapbook series are invited only from authors previously published by Ginninderra Press (either in a collection of their own or in one of our anthologies). Details and a sample from the series are available on request.


Pocket Polemics

Submissions for the Pocket Polemics chapbook series are invited from authors with something provocative to say about a social, cultural or political issue. Submissions must be well argued and should be approximately 5,000 words. Authors do not need to have been previously published by Ginninderra Press. Details and a sample from the series are available on request.

Pocket Places

Submissions for the Pocket Places chapbook series are invited from authors who have a favourite place they wish to evoke. Submissions should be approximately 5,000 words. Authors do not need to have been previously published by Ginninderra Press. Details and a sample from the series are available on request.

Pocket People

Submissions for the Pocket People chapbook series are invited from authors who have written a tribute to an unsung man or woman. Submissions should be approximately 5,000 words. Authors do not need to have been previously published by Ginninderra Press. Details and a sample from the series are available on request.

Disk or hard copy?

Complete manuscripts should be submitted in hard-copy form – email submissions are not accepted.

Presentation

Matters such as font size and spacing are left to authors' discretion.

Waiting time

It may take up to eight weeks before a decision is made whether or not to make an offer to publish. Manuscripts that are not accompanied by a stamped, addressed envelope may not be returned.

Production time

It usually takes at least eight months from the acceptance of a manuscript to the date of publication.

Benefits of being published by Ginninderra Press

– widely respected, award-winning imprint established in 1996
– access to worldwide sales channels (including Amazon and Book Depository)
– inclusion on the Ginninderra Press website
– marketing support and advice, including free colour flyer/order forms and launch invitations
– opportunities to participate in events exclusive to Ginninderra Press authors (such as readings and forums, as well as special projects like The Heart of Port Adelaide, Collecting Writers, First Refuge and the Pocket Poets series)

Details of our publication arrangements are available on
request.

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