Ready to Submit your manuscript? Read carefully through the guidelines below to ensure you’ve included all the right information, as not sending everything we require can delay us appraising your manuscript for publishing.
We are currently accepting unsolicited manuscript submissions in the following categories:
* Spiritual (not religion)
* Mystery/Murder Mystery
* Young Adult
* Children’s Books
*We accept manuscripts via email and mail. If sending your manuscript via mail, please note we only accept manuscripts typed in MS Word. We do not accept handwritten manuscripts.
1. Include the following in ONE MS Word document:
- A synopsis of your book – a summary of your entire manuscript (should only be 1-2 pages long)
- Three sample chapters (no more than 50 pages)
- Contents page with chapter titles, if any
2. Ensure your title page contains your name, address, phone number and total word count, (please note we require the exact word count of your book, not an estimate)
3. Ensure your name and manuscript title is in the header of every page
4. Ensure every page is numbered
5. Ensure your manuscript is size A4, one-sided (not relevant if emailing document) with double-line spacing and written in 12-point font
Please review our Publishing Packages before submitting your manuscript to us to ensure we are the right publishing house for you. We are an Independent publisher, not a self publisher, who offers a full publishing service including a publisher imprint that will allow your book to be accepted into physical book shops.
If sending your manuscript via mail, please ensure you keep the original manuscript and only send us a copy. Please do not send us the whole manuscript. If we accept your manuscript after reviewing your submission, we will contact you.
Please complete the form below, attach your sample pages to submit your manuscript. Submit your manuscript in MS Word only.
Please note: This page is for AUTHORS ONLY and their manuscripts. If you are a business sending selling information, it will be deleted. For other enquires, please use the Contact Page.
All books published in Australia have automatic copyright. Aurora House holds confidentiality in high regard therefore you may be assured your work is in safe hands. We will not allow unauthorised copies of your work to be published. You, the author, have the final say regarding your manuscript, we can only recommend what is best for your book to ensure it is published to the highest possible standard.
If submitting your manuscript via mail, please include a Stamped Self-Addressed Envelope if you would like your manuscript returned to you. Please download the Manuscript Submission Form and send with your manuscript.
P.O. Box 2489
We recommend an assessment be undertaken to assess the whole manuscript, which will give you a full briefing on the book, covering story flow, characterisation, pace, strengths and weaknesses, what type of edit will be required, and whether any re-writing may be necessary.
If you would like to organise a full assessment of your manuscript, you may go directly to Manuscript Assessment for details on assessment structure, and submit your manuscript directly for an assessment report. The requirements for the assessment are the same as for manuscript submission, except that you send the whole manuscript and not just a sample. There is a small fee for this service.
In most cases, professional editing is required to polish the manuscript and, providing you send us a varied sample, we can assess the level of editing that will be necessary during your review submission. Please read Editing Guidelines for full details of the type of editing your work may require.
We look forward to being able to help you on your path to publishing your book.