Hachette New Zealand is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. As part of this search, we are pleased to welcome email submissions from children’s writers. 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 currently only accept submissions for readers aged ten and under. We can only accept work from New Zealand residents.
Only submissions received through the below form will be read and no hard-copy submissions will be accepted. Hard copy submissions will not be returned. 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 on Tuesday, 1 October 2019. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of this date, 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