Submissions

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Submissions

Obiter periodically accepts unsolicited manuscript submissions for works in particular genres. Check below for our latest submission windows. Please note: submissions outside of these windows will not be read.

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Pitches

From time to time, Obiter calls for pitches for particular anthologies, collections, and projects. To hear about our latest call for pitches, sign up to our mailing list or follow us on social media.

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Call-outs

Obiter often issues call-outs for authors, editors, and other creatives. These include calls for submissions and pitches from writers, as well as calls for editors, designers, and digital creators to participate in collaborative publishing projects.

Submission windows

Experimental non-fiction

Ongoing

We will be accepting partial manuscript submissions for works of experimental non-fiction that demonstrate originality, creativity, and depth of research. We are particularly looking for works by writers who identify as diverse, marginalised, or outsiders in their field. For more details check out our experimental non-fiction call-out.

Submission requirements

All unsolicited manuscript submissions must include a cover letter, author profile, synopsis or abstract, and at least two draft chapters of your manuscript, including an opening or introductory chapter.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria:

  • originality of ideas
  • research rigour
  • quality of writing style
  • creativity of form

What not to submit

Obiter does not publish or accept submissions for poetry, children’s or young adult books, or commercial non-fiction (cookbooks, travel books, photography, etc).

Ready to submit?

Please use our online submission process.