Lakewater Press is a new boutique publishing house based in Queensland, Australia, but with a worldwide reach. Every book we publish will be treated with the same amount of love and individual attention as its author bled creating it. So many wonderful stories struggle to find homes and an opportunity to reach readers,Lakewater Press was founded to offer some of those a chance.
We take a holistic approach with authors, looking at their personal branding alongside their book marketing. There are some aspects of the marketing process consistent with all our authors, however, we also include specific components for each, taking into account location, book category and genre. We will work together to finalise the branding and marketing plan so we can maximise the opportunities for the author and Lakewater Press.
Every book we publish will initially be available as an e-book and Print-on-Demand title. Print runs will be considered in the future depending on sales figures. Our marketing department will work to the best of their ability to make this happen.
Lakewater Press accepts submissions from writers with or without agents. We want beautifully executed books. It’s the most important thing we’ll be looking for in our submissions folder. This doesn’t mean if your manuscript has a spelling mistake or a missing punctuation mark we’ll reject you, quite the opposite; those kinds of things can be fixed.
We want clear, consistent voices, whether they be rich, soothing, sharp or loud. We want a story that flows flawlessly from one event to the next. We want characters that come alive in our minds, worlds that envelop us, and a story that stays with us beyond ‘The End’.
General Submission Information
We accept full length pieces of fiction only. So no non-fiction.
Before submitting, please research average word counts within the category and genre you are writing. We will not outright reject a manuscript outside of the average, but this is an important element we consider.
Please put in the subject line your name & which of us you feel your manuscript best fits. But don’t worry, we share all of our submissions!
Send your cover letter and the first chapter in the body of the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.