Bateman Books publishes a select range of high-quality books, specialising in New Zealand illustrated non-fiction. We are open to receiving submissions from all genres, including children’s books and adult fiction.

Please email, under the subject heading ‘Submission’, and include the following information:

  • Synopsis of the book
  • Its intended market
  • Some background information about yourself and your writing experience
  • One or two sample chapters.

If you are submitting a children’s picture book, please include some art samples by yourself or your co-author as we do not assign illustrators or have them working in-house.

All manuscripts will be considered by the in-house publishing team and you should be contacted within four to six weeks of submission. Please be patient with us for, as you might expect, we receive a high volume of manuscripts which take time to review. If you would like an update on the status of your submission, feel free to email:

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