So at the moment I am currently sitting in front of the laptop, home sick from school and avoiding my assignment so I've started working on my three week writing block. To signify my ability to write once again, I have started looking for publishers that could potentially be good avenues for me to explore. In my search, I have found that most publishers are in the United Kingdom and USA, whilst most Australian publishers are either accepting only solicited manuscripts or are completely iffish. Therefore I am writing this to inform other young writers of top Australian publishers I have found. These are for unsolicited manuscripts.
1. The Friday Pitch, Allen and Unwin; Requirements: Provide the first chapter and a synopsis of your novel.
2. Penguin's Monthly Catch; Requirements: Submissions accepted only during the first several days of every month.
3. Manuscript Monday, Pan Macmillan; Requirements: Electronic submission of first chapter of your novel and a synopsis between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m every Monday.
Additionally, I am currently reading over Hatchette Australia's website and it seems like a good idea. Here's the link: http://www.hachette.com.au/manuscriptsubmissions/