Submissions

Xoum publishes trade fiction and non-fiction by Australian and New Zealand authors under five imprints: Brio (our literary list); Xoum (our general fiction and non-fiction list); Seizure (our incubator for new talent); Fantastica (our speculative fiction list); and XO Romance (our contemporary women's fiction list).

Our areas of expertise include literary fiction, crime fiction, romance and speculative fiction; and non-fiction with broad appeal (for example, true crime, mind, body & spirit, popular science, memoir and health & wellbeing).

We do not publish children's picture books, film or stage scripts, high-end academic works, cookbooks or poetry.

We accept submissions via email only. Please read the following guidelines before submitting your manuscript or proposal:

  • Please email the first three (3) chapters and a brief synopsis to submissions@xoum.com.au Upon receipt, you will receive an acknowledgement indicating we’ve received your submission. If we want to see more we will contact you once we've read the sample.
  • Make sure your submission includes your contact details, including your email address and phone number, so we can reach you easily if we need to.
  • We try to read and respond to your submissions as quickly as possible, but please be advised that it can take up to four (4) weeks to hear back from us.

Thank you. We look forward to reading your work.