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Got something to show us? Send it in!

We’re always on the lookout for great new writing — stories that whisk you away no matter the genre.

If you’ve been sitting on a book for years, send it to us. If you’ve been pestering your friends to read your novel, send it to us. Wrote a novel in a month? Fantastic. Send that too. We want you to get your writing out into the open. That’s what we’re about. Stop hiding it and show us!

We’re looking for compulsively readable stories with exceptional writing. We’re not picky about genre, but we’re picky about everything else.

If you think you’ve got something, we’d love to read it. Send your submission to submissions@agorabooks.co and include the first three chapters (or 50 pages) as well as a synopsis.

We respond to everyone, and aim to get back to you within a month.

 


Why choose Agora?

We keep our list small — publishing only 6-8 frontlist titles per year, we’re personally invested in every book. From the beginning of the editorial process to marketing and promotion campaigns that continue long after publication day, we’re with you every step of the way and you’ll know the whole team by name.

We’re not just in it for one book — we want to build careers. We’re a small publisher that forms part of a big agency. Authors that sign with Agora Books will be welcomed into the Peters Fraser + Dunlop group and we work closely with the agency to develop our authors’ careers.

We really (really) love books.


What’s the deal?

Fair royalties — authors receive 50% of whatever we receive from the retailer.

Beautifully produced books — from industry leading cover design to eagle eyed, pain staking copyediting, we care about detail.

Cutting edge campaigns — we are data geeks: whether analysing the latest sales algorithms, producing innovative digital marketing campaigns, or finding the biggest (and best) audience for your book.