All submissions must include the following:
Adult submissions: The first three chapters on white A4 paper, double spaced, not bound. Please don't send the entire manuscript.
Children's submissions: Please send the full manuscript on white A4 paper, double spaced, not bound. If the book is to be illustrated, please include some samples (copies only – do not send original artwork). For picture books it is also fine to send text only at this stage.
Please address submissions to:
Penguin Random House New Zealand
Private Bag 102902
An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent when a submission is received. Please allow four months for your submission to be considered. Because of the large volume of submissions we receive, we are able to respond only to authors whose manuscripts we wish to develop. Please include a self-addressed, postage-paid envelope if you would like your submission returned.
General information and advice
We strongly recommend that writers visit the New Zealand Society of Authors website for wide-ranging advice and information about writing and getting published in New Zealand. If you are interested in writing and need general advice on how to begin, browse the internet or in your local library for books that will help you with your genre of interest. Writers’ groups can also offer assistance with the writing process and manuscript assessment. Penguin Random House New Zealand is unable to assess manuscripts.