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Submitting an adult manuscript to Random House

If you would like your adult manuscript to be considered by Random House Australia, please spend a couple of minutes reading our important guidelines.

Submit only hard copies

Manuscripts received via email or disc will not be considered.

Submit any time

We're currently accepting high quality manuscripts across multiple genres.

Not accepting

Short stories, poetry or educational material at this time.

Submission Checklist

All submissions must include the following:

Cover Letter

Your cover letter should include:

  • A little about yourself and how you came to write the book.
  • The target reading market for your proposed book and how it appeals to that market.
  • A list of all the ways you might be able to work with Random House to promote your proposed book, including a list of any of your relevant media, corporate or other contacts.
  • Your contact details.


Keep it short, direct and straight to the core of what your manuscript is about – under one page is ideal.

Work Sample

A few chapters (not necessarily consecutive) or at least 50 pages on white A4 paper, double spaced, not bound. Please don’t send the entire manuscript.

Stamped, Self-Addressed Envelope

If you would like your material returned to you.

Mail Submissions To:

Level 3, 100 Pacific Highway
North Sydney NSW 2060

Phone: +61 2 9954 9966
Fax: +61 2 9954 4562

Response Time

All submissions are carefully read and assessed, but we can only respond to those who are successful. If we do not contact you within three months of submission, please assume that we have decided not to pursue your manuscript. No further correspondence will be entered into.