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Calling all writers! Pan Macmillan is considering unsolicited manuscripts in November – get ready
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Pan Macmillan South Africa will be accepting manuscripts during an open submissions period from 20 to 24 November 2017.

NB: Pan Macmillan South Africa unfortunately does not accept unsolicited manuscripts outside of these dates.

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
  • Memoir/biography/autobiography
  • 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 the first 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.

Details of where you would need to send your submission will be posted closer to the submission window.

Children’s Books: 

Unfortunately, Pan Macmillan is no longer considering children’s books submissions.

Categories Fiction Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Pan Macmillan SA Writing


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