We are only interested in the following genres:              

  • literary fiction
  • non-fiction
  • books of poetry
  • graphic novels
  • hybrid texts


Send through your submissions based on these guidelines:

-          We only accept electronic submissions. All hardcopy submissions will be suitably recycled.

-          All submissions are carefully read. If we love your submission, we will be in touch within TWO months. We cannot comment on individual submissions.

-          All submissions should be typed, 2.5 cm margins around the page, double-spaced, in a size 12 easy to read font.

-          Include the page number and title of your submission in your header on each page.

          Your email:

(a)    The subject line in your email should contain your name, title and genre.

(b)    Your email should have the entire manuscript “as clean as possible” as an attachment as a pdf.

(c)     A synopsis of your submission (250 words maximum).

(d)    Your writing C.V. OR author/illustrator biography.

(e)    Any authors/illustrators you are similar to.

(f)      Any credentials you have for creating the work (especially for N.F.).


Please do not send original artwork or manuscripts. Send scans instead. Guillotine Press will not be responsible for any loss incurred if you ignore this advice.

We are not interested in commercial fiction or illustrative books for the younger audience. There are plenty of other publishing houses which will consider your work.


SUBMIT TO: contact [AT] guillotinepress [DOT] com [DOT] au