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Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. Click the drop down menu below to find out more about each category.

Fiction and Non-Fiction Submissions

We are pleased to welcome fiction and non-fiction digital submissions from both agented and unagented authors.

All submissions will be treated with respect.

Due to the huge number of submissions we receive, there are limitations to what we can do and we hope you understand this.

We can only accept work from New Zealand residents.

What To Do:
Complete the below contact form.

Note: Only submissions received through this form will be read and no hard-copy submissions will be accepted. Hard copy submissions will not be returned. We cannot give feedback or answer questions or phone calls about the submission process. Please read the submission guidelines carefully and submit accordingly.

What Will Happen
You will receive an acknowledgement of your submission and it will be read and considered by one of our editors or publishers. If you have not heard from us within 2 months of submission regarding your submission, then we have decided not to pursue your manuscript further. Due to the huge volume of submissions we receive, it is not possible for an editor or publisher to discuss your submission by phone or by email and we are not able to provide feedback on unsuccessful submissions or explain why we have reached this decision.

If At First You Don't Succeed
There are a number of organisations that help writers improve their writing skills, assess their work and provide professional development opportunities. The New Zealand Society of Authors is a good place to start.

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Children's Submissions

Due to the high number of submissions we have received to date, we currently are not accepting manuscripts. Please note we cannot offer editorial reads or provide feedback on your manuscript.

We are not planning on re-opening submissions in the immediate future. However we will share on our social media channels when we do, so make sure you follow @HachetteNZ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

In the meantime, some helpful links are:
NZ Society of Authors
Creative Writing Classes
NZ Literary Agents
See more New Zealand publishers

Illustration Submissions

We are always interested in hearing from new illustrators who are based in New Zealand. We run the Margaret Mahy Illustration Prize annually, otherwise if you would like to submit your illustration portfolio, please send a link to your website or a PDF of up to 10MB to

Please note that we will only contact you should we have a suitable project for you at some time in the future.

For further places to look:
•If you are previously unpublished, consider entering the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award
•Talk to an Illustration agent, such as Sandra Morris


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