The (anti) Procrastination Diaries

Finding the ways to fill the time

Submit One, Submit All

On a semi-regular basis, I’m going to detail the submission guidelines of different publications.

Partly because I feel The Anti-Procractination Diaries is becoming ironically named I want to refocus it back to writing, and partly because I know how dispiriting it is to trawl through the web in search of places to submit.

Let’s begin with a big one.

Allen and Unwin producer of 250 new titles a year with world wide distribution and a regular opening for aspiring authors called “The Friday Pitch”. As the name suggests, authors should send their submissions on Friday to this email: fridaypitch@allenandunwin.com. No hard copies are accepted and the detailed submission guidelines are viewable on their website here: http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=462

Points and Pitfalls

  • No PDFs! Word files only.
  • Allen and Unwin are an Australian publisher so watch the time-difference if submitting from abroad.
  • Subject line of email should include the genre
  • They don’t want poetry, picture books, pure romance, short stories or scripts
  • Average submission response time: 2 – 4 weeks

Have a request for future submission write ups? Want a specific publication, your Alpacas Weekly or Doctor Who Does Standup Review? Post a note in the comments!

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3 comments on “Submit One, Submit All

  1. RebeccaV
    August 3, 2012

    I love this new addition! Thanks for taking the time to highlight the various opportunities for freelancers. It’s great to have one more resource out there for finding places to submit.

    • Vividhunter
      August 3, 2012

      Thanks Rebecca, it’s good to see you’re back from your screens hiatus ^^ Doing the WWU keeps regular post creation going at least, which is important atm as I’m too swamped with study commitments to write anything creative >< If you're looking for something in particular tell me and I'll try and find it for you!

      • RebeccaV
        August 6, 2012

        Thanks – I’ll keep that offer in mind. Right now I’m all over the place so the WWU is a perfect addition to that mindset 🙂

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