Submitting your 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.

  • We're 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.

Synopsis

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.

Submissions Address

Although all possible care is taken with all submissions, Random House Australia bears no responsibility for the loss or damage of materials received. Please ensure that you send copies only of materials you are submitting. Do not send original illustrations or photographs.

Address submissions to:
The Submissions Editor
Random House Australia
Level 3 100 Pacific Highway
North Sydney NSW 2060
Australia

Response Time

Due to the volume of submissions it takes approximately three to nine months for submissions to be assessed – possibly longer. No acknowledgement of receipt will be sent. You will be advised in writing when your submission has been assessed. Assessment is made in order of receipt.