Submissions

We are OPEN for submissions! No previous publishing history necessary.

What we are looking for

Eagle Books is all about adventure and we want well-written stories that grip the reader and are impossible to put down!

We are looking for stories  strong characters, good pacing and a great story. Our editors are partial to cosy elements and food, are but they aren’t essential.

  • Stories up to 80 000 words for readers 11+
  • Must be adventure stories

What we DON’T want

  • Stories that are obviously for teaching kids a lesson — morals are fine, just don’t shove them down our throats
  • Anything that we’ve read before
  • Picture book submissions
  • Illustration submissions

Please read our submission guidelines (below) and email your submission to submissions@christmaspresspicturebooks.com.

Submission guidelines:

  • The stories cannot have been previously published
  • Submissions MUST be sent as an attached word document — no PDFs
  • Please put Eagle Books in the subject line
  • 10pt, double spaced, no indents, in Times New Roman or other normal font
  • Attach a synopsis — no more than 300 words
  • Please include a short bio about yourself in your cover letter
  • You can submit as many times as you like, but please send each one separately
  • Please check your spelling and punctuation! We have a very fussy editor who picks on things like that.
  • Only open to Australian residents
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