Cloud Ink will be open for submissions from 1 January until 29 February 2024.
We are happy to consider adult or young adult fiction and writers need to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. We are looking to publish novels which have a New Zealand flavour but will always consider others: memoir and fantasy included.
Cloud Ink operate as an independent publishing company, but it is administered on a voluntary basis and all the authors are expected to contribute some money and expertise to the publishing of their own book and hopefully, once their book is published, will be able to help our future authors publish and market their books.
Please submit only one manuscript at a time. The manuscript should have been assessed by a professional assessor and thoroughly proof-read before you send it. Include a cover letter with your full contact details, short bio, 1-page synopsis and the first 3 chapters (or 50 pages) of your manuscript. Please submit all materials in a single Word document (.doc or .docx). We prefer 1.5 or double line spacing, and a simple, clear font; and with the pages numbered. Please send the file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If we want to read the full manuscript, we will contact you, and if not you will be advised via email when your submission has been considered. It may take up to three months for us to get back to you. Please note that we are unable to provide individual editorial advice on this first 3-chapter submission.
Please also note that when we receive your manuscript, you will be automatically added to our newsletter subscriber list. You will be able to unsubscribe.
We look forward to reading your work.