Getting Published

As a trade body for publishers, we’re not in a position to give advice on getting published. However, we have prepared some resources which should be helpful for aspiring authors and illustrators.

Members Directory

If you are looking for a publisher for your manuscript or illustrations, check out our Members Directory. Not only does it include each publisher’s contact details and key personnel, it also describes the types of work they publish and lists their websites, which will tell you whether they accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Learn About Publishing in New Zealand

Most New Zealand publishers have comprehensive websites that showcase their publications and indicate their area of publishing. Publishers’ websites will generally indicate whether they accept unsolicited manuscripts and, if they do, how these should be submitted for consideration. Visit our Members Directory to find relevant publishers.

Please don’t send us manuscripts as we don’t recommend specific publishers or assess works.

It is worthwhile to join the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA), the principal advocates for writers and illustrators in New Zealand.