Elephant House Press is offering a traditional publishing contract with

pre-release copies of your book to be sold at our official launch on 31st August, 2018 in Adelaide. 

1. Read Entry Conditions

2. Upload Manuscript

3. Process $10 Entry Fee

Competition closes midnight 30 June, 2018

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Winter Writing Competition

Entry Conditions

Entries open 1st June, 2018.


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Manuscripts can vary from novella to novel in length (approx 30,000 - 80,000). Please include a synopsis of 300 words. Synopsis and story MUST be submitted in a single Microsoft Word document. 

Non-fiction or Fiction considered according to the standard manuscript submissions of Elephant House Press


Limit of one entry per person

Applicants must be an Australian citizen and reside within Australia. 


All manuscripts must be original. Elephant House Press does not take responsibility for plagiarised work. 


Entry fee must be paid in full in order for entry to be valid. If you have any issues paying via Paypal, please email us at elephanthousepress@gmail.com to organise an alternate payment method

All entries must be uploaded as Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx) via the dropbox upload form 

Entries close midnight 30th June, 2018

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email. While there is only one winner, Elephant House Press will consider multiple manuscripts for future publication 

Entries will be judged by the editing team at Elephant House Press and the winner will be chosen based on their manuscript's suitability in light of the mission of Elephant House Press. 

The winner will be formally announced at the launch of Elephant House Press in Adelaide on Friday 31 August, 2018 for which they'll be permitted to invite and register guests. (No travel allowances for winners/guests from interstate) 

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