UWA Publishing is currently accepting manuscripts of:

  • scholarly works (accepted all year)
  • children's manuscripts by First Nations authors and/or illustrators (accepted all year)
  • YA and Children's (September 2023 only)*

*We are specifically interested in middle and upper primary children's books and young adult (YA) books. We are highly interested in non-fiction manuscripts as well as natural history/cultural history non-fiction children's and YA manuscripts.

UWAP highly encourages writers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+, living with a disability, and/or culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse to submit their manuscripts.


We will be opening for general submissions for three months across 2023*:

  • July for fiction and poetry
  • August for non-fiction
  • September for YA and children's

For general submissions: UWA Publishing will only accept submissions for the above genres during the designated months. The Submittable portal will open at the start of the month (12am AWST) and close at the end of the month (11.59pm AWST). Any manuscripts received out of the designated month will not be accepted. All submissions must be made via Submittable otherwise they will not be accepted. Please view our recently published titles to see the types of books that we publish. If you have any urgent queries about our general submissions please email

*UWA Publishing does not publish genre fiction (including romance, fantasy, and science fiction). 

If your organisation is looking to print a custom book please visit our Custom Books page.


To submit please click below: 

Submissions may only be made electronically. We accept manuscripts via the Submittable website. You will receive an acknowledgement email via Submittable. While we endeavour to review submissions in a timely manner, this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us after 3 months, please assume we are unable to move forward with your manuscript. Please check your junk mail folder during this time. Thank you for the opportunity to consider your work.