This aspect of publishing is both exciting and stressful. It is known to take time, effort, and resources. However, it is usually worth it. Both for potential authors and our employees at Book and Volume.
Book and Volume put out requests for submissions when we are done reviewing and publishing the manuscripts in our care. Usually, when we put out a call for manuscript submissions, we get a lot. A whole lot. We have limited staff, and we would love to give each manuscript the time and attention it deserves. We can’t also run manuscripts through a computer system, so we have to handle reading them ourselves.
It takes a lot of time to go through each manuscript we get. But we eventually finish up. When we are done with the manuscripts we have on ground; we put out requests for more. So we can say we don’t have a definite time frame for when we put out calls for submissions. If you would like to publish a book with us, please check in on our website content regularly to not miss out when we call for manuscript submissions. We would communicate the submission period effectively on our website to all those interested in publishing a book.
Manner of Submission
We only accept manuscripts that fully honour our requirements. We will inform you about the requirements soon enough. You can submit your manuscripts to our email address. Please ensure that you meet up with all our requirements because failure to do so will automatically mean your manuscript has to be discarded, no matter how good the content may be.
We are currently accepting only manuscripts that are written in the following categories:
- Historical and contemporary fictive works
- Crime or Thriller fictive works
We are currently not accepting non-fictive literary works. When we begin receiving them again, we will effectively communicate them on our website. Please note that we only accept manuscripts from people in Australia and New Zealand. We do not accept manuscripts from people outside these geographical locations.
We are also currently not accepting manuscripts along the lines of children’s fictive or non-fictive, illustrated books, young adult fictive and non-fictive works, and poetry.
We receive a substantial number of manuscripts each time we put out a call for manuscripts. To ensure that your manuscript doesn’t get discarded, please ensure that you strictly adhere to the following requirements:
- A detailed summary of your work. We want a maximum of 350 words
- The whole manuscript or a chapter from your work. This should be attached as a word document
- Complete word count of your manuscript
- Your biography
- How you plan to market your book. Your marketing strategy
We can assure you that we will take the time to go through your book if you meet all the requirements. We will reach out to you if we feel your book is worthy of being published.