Hello dear submittors,

Hooray! the submissions portal is open again.

We are looking forward to reading your manuscripts. Please take note of the following:

  1. As we receive a very high volume of submissions, and strive to give each one the consideration it deserves, it can take us some time to work through everything. We’re a small team and the consideration process, on average, can take anything from 3 months to 6 months; so please be patient with us.
  1. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts from these genres:
  • Poetry
  • Short stories
  • Novellas 
  • Science fiction/Fantasy
  • Scripts (drama, theatre, film or television)
  • Religion/spiritual
  •        Fiction
  •        Children's (temporarily)
  1. If you do not have a full manuscript to submit, don’t panic, you can submit the first 4 completed chapters with a short synopsis of the manuscript. If you do not submit a full manuscript, please state as such in the manuscript description portion of the below form.
  1. We understand that, as an author, you want as great a chance to have your manuscript published as possible. It would be unfair of us to make you put your project on hold while we take time to decide things. But please let us know if you are offered a publication deal elsewhere after submitting to us, so that we can update our list of submissions to be reviewed.
  2. We have temporarily stepped away from accepting fiction books. You are still welcome to submit your children's book manuscripts but you will not receive feedback on the submission.

Good Luck and Best Wishes,

The Jacana Submissions Team



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Tell us a bit about yourself. We’d like to know more about your experience: Do you have a writing background or is this your debut work? Are you an expert in the submitted genre or is yours more of a layman’s take on the field? Do you know someone who’s in the position to help with the media exposure of your book? As a publishing house we are experienced at sending an author’s book out into the world – but an extra hand or two would never be turned away.

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If this square was the back cover blurb of your book, what would you have it say? You can cover this in more depth when you submit your cover letter – this is just to give us an immediate idea of what you’ve submitted.

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While not obligatory, the availability of funding or possibility of pre-sales of the proposed book would help with the practical considerations of something that we might otherwise be unable to publish due to high production costs or small anticipated markets.

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