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Publishing high-quality books for children and young adults

Submissions

Submit your manuscript to Ford Street

Submissions are now open.

Authors and illustrators submitting their work are advised to study the sort of books we publish. A hint: children’s through to YA only!

When submitting manuscripts/portfolios to us, ensure you enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope or an email address if you would like either a response or your manuscript returned (should it not meet our current needs).

We only read printed manuscripts – emailed submissions will not be read. We prefer the entire manuscript – outlines are not required.

Please don’t submit books that have already been published, either in print or online.

YA novels should be around the 50,000+ word length. Graphic novels are the only exception. We’re especially keen to see humorous or contemporary YA manuscripts.

We hate to sound provincial, but we only publish Australian authors and illustrators.

We’re fine with multiple-submitted MSS, but please let us know if you’ve found a suitable publisher before hearing back from us.

Allow up to three months for a response.

Please note that we do not discuss manuscript submissions over the phone, nor will we enter into correspondence if a manuscript is declined.

Manuscripts should be addressed to:

Abigail Cini, Editorial
Ford Street Publishing
162 Hoddle Street
Abbotsford, VIC 3067