Black Pepper

Black Pepper publishes innovative works of prose and poetry. Black Pepper has won awards, critical acclaim and a significant share of the Australian market for literature. Specialisation: Literary fiction, poetry and drama.

(03) 94891716
Tips & General Information
Reads manuscripts in January each year, so manuscripts should arrive by 15 December. Only reads completed, book-length manuscripts and will make no decisions on a sample chapter and synopsis alone. Publishes 50% fiction and 50% poetry. Will also consider non-fiction submissions but requires that authors contact prior to submitting. Suggests prospective authors read an existing title before submitting, which will give a guide to how ‘literary excellence’ is interpreted.