Submissions

We are OPEN for submissions for chapter books, junior fiction, and adventure stories (for our Eagle Books imprint). No previous publishing history necessary.

What we are looking for

We want well-written stories that grip the reader and are impossible to put down!

The stories can be in any genre, but they all need to have strong characters, good pacing and a great story. Cosy elements, food, and fun adventures wouldn’t go amiss, but aren’t essential.

Chapter Books

  • Stories of 6000 words aimed at 4-7 year olds

Junior Fiction

  • Stories up to 13 000 words aimed at 8-10 year olds

Adventure stories (Eagle Books)

  • Stories up to 80 000 words for readers 11+
  • Must be adventure stories

What we DON’T want

  • Stories that are obviously for teaching kids a lesson — morals are fine, just don’t shove them down our throats
  • Anything that we’ve read before
  • Picture book submissions
  • Illustration submissions

Please read our submission guidelines (below) and email your submission to submissions@christmaspresspicturebooks.com.

Submission guidelines:

  • The stories cannot have been previously published
  • Submissions MUST be sent as an attached word document — no PDFs
  • Please put Chapter Books, Junior Fiction or Eagle Books in the subject line
  • 10pt, double spaced, no indents, in Times New Roman or other normal font
  • Attach a synopsis — no more than 300 words
  • Please include a short bio about yourself in your cover letter
  • You can submit as many times as you like, but please send each one separately
  • Please check your spelling and punctuation! We have a very fussy editor who picks on things like that.
  • Only open to Australian residents

 

 

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