Glimmer Press welcomes submissions. Please follow the guidelines below carefully.

What we accept

Please do not send children’s picture books or self-help.

We welcome all other submissions, including fiction, non-fiction and work for children that does not include illustrations.

What to send

Please email the first three chapters of your manuscript to

In your cover letter, please include:

  • your email address, phone number and any website or social media links you have
  • author bio – maximum 100 words (include any publishing history)
  • the genre and total word count of the manuscript.

You do not need to include a synopsis.


Please format your three-chapter submission as follows:

  • 12-point font (no fancy fonts)
  • double line spaced
  • 3cm margins on all sides.

What to expect

We are a very small publisher, based in South Australia. We currently publish around 2 books per year. We know – that’s not many! What that means is that we will have to decline to publish most of the submissions we receive. We don’t enjoy doing that, but unfortunately, that’s the nature of small publishing. Declining your work doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s not fit for publishing. It might mean that it’s not a good fit for us. And it might mean we just don’t have the capacity to take you on.

On the cheery side, we will take you on if we feel desperately passionate about your work and know that we can do it justice.

We endeavour to respond in around 3-6 months. If you haven’t heard from us after 6 months, please email and ask for an update.