Burdock Books welcomes publishing proposals from new and established writers.

Please do not send manuscripts to us without first having submitted a publishing proposal (and only then if you have subsequently been invited to send us your work). Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned.

We will endeavour to assess publishing proposals within four weeks of receipt. A full assessment of a manuscript can take up to three months.

What to include in a publishing proposal

  • working title
  • genre
  • expected final word count
  • synopsis
  • table of contents (if applicable)
  • brief description of each chapter
  • two sample chapters (preferably in Microsoft Word or PDF form)
  • intended audience
  • profiles of likely purchasers
  • similar or competing publications (if any)
  • author bio (including previous publications)
  • any other information you consider might bolster the success of your publication.

Email submissions: submissions@burdock.com.au

Postal submissions: PO Box 7188, Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 3186