Manuscript submissions

Kia ora. To submit a manuscript, first of all look at our other books to be sure your MS is the sort of book we publish. Then email us with a short proposal and a synopsis in the body of the email, and three chapters or six poems attached as a PDF or word documents. Subject: ‘Submission Proposal’.

The proposal should situate your work in terms of other writing that has inspired you, your published work to date and what you’re trying to achieve with your MS. It would also be good to know why you picked Mākaro Press. 

If you don’t hear back from us within a week, please send a follow-up email. 

We accept manuscripts from 1 March to 31 May. Note the shortened submission time. This is due to the huge influx of submissions we receive.