Submissions

Submission guidelines

We are currently acceptin submissions for an upcoming anthology celebrating the writing and diversity of writers from the East Coast-Gisborne-Tairawhiti region. This anthology will cross genres and styles.

Use the Contact Form to query us with your submission, or email to tairawhitiwrite@gmail.com. Include in your email word count, genre, target audience and a little about yourself.

We only work with Word docs. Attach it to an email.

Include INSIDE THE WORD DOCUMENT at the top of your manuscript the:

  • word count
  • genre (or subgenre)
  • targeted audience
  • your name
  • your email address

Helpful hints

Just like a book cover, first impressions matter. Send us work that you have sweated suffeciently over, that is well proofed, and that you are proud to share. When you finish a manuscript, let it sit for a while. Give it to your beta readers (who Stephen King calls your ‘ideal readers’.) Use their feedback. Draft and redraft. Proofread again. And again.

Then send it to us.

These are some books to keep on your desk and re-read when you finish a manuscript:

• Renni Browne and Dave King, Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print, published by William Morris, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
• Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, published by Hodder.
• Steven Jame, Troubleshooting Your Novel: Essential Techniques for Identifying and Solving Manuscript Problems, published by Writers Digest Books.
• Chuck Wendig, Damn Fine Story: Mastering the Tools of a Powerful Narrative, published by Writers Digest Books.

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