Submitting to Ventura Press

What we're looking for

Ventura Press welcomes the submission of manuscripts and book proposals in the following categories:

  • Contemporary fiction

  • Historical fiction

  • Crime fiction

  • Memoir

  • History

  • Ethics

  • Health

  • Family

  • Parenting

Please note that at this time we are not accepting submissions from people outside Australia or New Zealand, or manuscripts in the genres of children’s fiction and nonfiction, or young adult fiction and nonfiction or illustrated books of any kind.


How to submit

Manuscripts can be submitted in complete form or as a partial manuscript including a full proposal or book outline.  Please be sure to also include the following items in your submission:

  • Author biography

  • Author platform – how you can support your book (website, blog, business etc)

  • Synopsis (350 words MAX)

  • Competitor analysis (where you feel your book will fit in the market, other recent similar titles)

  • Sample chapter or whole manuscript as preferred (as word document attachment)

  • Manuscript word count (approximate if not complete)

If we find that the manuscript has sufficient commercial merit, we will send the author a letter of offer. At this stage we would also seek to arrange a meeting between the author and the publisher to discuss the book and ensure a good fit between parties.

Submissions can be sent to:

Are you a first-time author? Take a look at our imprint, Impact Press.