Submitting Your Manuscript to the Big 5 US Publishers

This piece is by Milly Schmidt of The Cat’s Write blog and not by me despite what the credits say. A truly fantastic piece…well worth the read. Educational too! Bravo Milly.

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Here’s a list of the Big 5 US Publishing Houses, their submission requirements and links to submission details. I’ve also included at the end of the list two smaller US Publishers that I have submitted to in the past (received real feedback!) I thought they would serve as good examples of what’s out there if you decide to try the smaller publishers.

The Big 5 US publishers are represented in Australia, which means aussies need to submit to the Australian Houses if you live in the land down under. I have noticed while researching the Big 5 in the US that the options for submitting unsolicited manuscripts are incredibly limited. The Australian Big 5 on the other hand, appear to have a far friendlier approach to unsolicited manuscripts by inviting submissions on certain days of the week with events such as The Wednesday Post, Manuscript Mondays and The Friday…

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