Submit your manuscript to Pan Macmillan during an open submissions window in May
Pan Macmillan South Africa does not as a rule accept unsolicited manuscripts, but has an open submissions window from 8 to the 12 May 2017.
Guidelines for submitting your work to Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan South Africa publishes books for the general market in the following categories:
- General fiction
- Literary fiction
- General non-fiction
Due to the priorities of our local publishing programme, Pan Macmillan will unfortunately not consider submissions for short story collections, poetry, plays, religion and self-help and children’s books.
As an African publishing house, we believe in publishing books by African authors and/or books that deal with contemporary African themes and issues. We are extremely selective in accepting works for publication. Only works of the highest writing standard, level of originality and market appeal will be considered.
All submissions should contain:
- Each submission must be accompanied by a covering letter and 500-word synopsis along with three completed chapters of your manuscript (in either Word or pdf format).
- Your covering letter should contain a motivation for your submission along with an abbreviated CV related to your writing and the manuscript being submitted.
- Non-fiction submissions should contain a complete Contents list for your manuscript.
All material must be typed. Please ensure all pages are numbered consecutively. No handwritten submissions will be considered.
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write the title of your work as the email subject. Unfortunately, we will not consider submissions sent before or after this period.
Please note that if you have not heard back from Pan Macmillan within eight weeks, consider your submission to have been unsuccessful. Pan Macmillan is not able to enter into correspondence regarding unsuccessful submissions.
Unfortunately, Pan Macmillan is no longer considering children’s books submissions.