Getting Published

As a trade body for publishers, we’re not ideally placed for giving advice on getting published.
However, we have prepared some resources which should be helpful.

Members Directory

If you are looking for a publisher for your manuscript, you may be interested in our Member’s 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 NZ publishers have comprehensive websites and showcase latest publications which can be helpful to see what area of publishing they are involved in. Publishers’ websites will generally also give information as to 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 very worthwhile to join the NZ Society of Authors who are the principal advocates for writers in New Zealand.