Big Sky Publishing is a publisher of non-fiction adult titles are currently welcoming manuscripts in the following genres: history, military history, true crime, current affairs, self-help, health, business, auto/biography, humour and lifestyle.  We also publish children’s book, however, due to the significant amount of submissions already received in the children’s area, we are currently not accepting new submissions in this area until further notice.

All submissions must be emailed to submissions@bigskypublishing.com.au with the title and genre in the subject line.

We require:

  • One-page synopsis of the manuscript;
  • First 4 chapters printed on A4 paper (double line spaced);
  • An overview (2 – 4 pages) including: why someone would want to read your book; the target audience it is written for; review of any books, already published, that cover a similar topic and why your book is different; key selling points; an overview of contents; author’s writing experience and any relevant contacts.

If for some reason you believe it necessary to mail your submission, please only send copies of your submission (never send the original or sole copy). Big Sky Publishing bears no responsibility for the loss or damage of unsolicited material received. Unfortunately, we cannot return manuscripts.

Please mail submissions to:

Chief Editor

Big Sky Publishing

PO Box 52

Wavell Heights

Brisbane  Qld  4012

Or email submissions or contributions to:
General: submissions@bigskypublishing.com.au
Please send email submissions as single standard word-processing file, preferably Microsoft Word attachments. Please do not send typescripts as individual chapter files, or as ‘compressed’, ‘zipped’ or password protected files.

Big Sky Publishing bears no responsibility for the loss or damage of unsolicited material received.

If you wish to send multiple novels for consideration please send each one as a separate submission.

We prefer all submissions to be emailed to us.  If you do send through your submissions, unfortunately we cannot return manuscripts.

No, we can only accept finished manuscripts. It is important that you ensure that your manuscript is as close to perfect as it can be before sending it to us. A manuscript will generally only get one chance with a publishing house, so you need to make sure it’s as finished as possible before you send it out.

Please don’t send us updates or changes once it is submitted, as they won’t be considered. If, once your manuscript is already with us, you feel you would like to make changes, it is better to withdraw it from our consideration process until you are sure it is as finished and polished as possible.

An acknowledgment is sent on receipt of the submission. You should allow approximately 2-3 months for assessment of your work (this is approximate, and while we will try to read your submission as soon as possible, sometimes it will take longer than expected). Generally, we are not able to provide you feedback if we decide your submission is not suitable for our list. If you would like a constructive report on your manuscript, it could be useful to have a manuscript assessment done. There are a number of Manuscript Assessment Services available.

We prefer 12-point, Times New Roman, double line-spaced.

Yes, we’d love to hear from you, our contact number is 1300 364 611 or you can simply follow the submissions procedure described above.

Thank you very much for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you!

With best wishes from the editorial team at Big Sky Publishing

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