Walker Books Looking for New Authors

Walker Books Looking for New Authors

Walker Books to launch 'Walker Wednesday' in 2020 – to discover new Australian stories for Australian kids


For all those aspiring authors who have used their self-isolation to work on their manuscript, Walker Books Australia is launching Walker Wednesday, to find the next generation of Australian stories. As part of an initiative to strengthen their commitment to Australian publishing, Walker Books Australia is looking for new, diverse voices to create Australian stories for Australian kids.


Walker Wednesday will become a biannual event, where the editorial team and other passionate staff members will review unpublished manuscripts for all ages (picture books, junior fiction, middle grade fiction and YA) from new and established writers.

The Walker Books team is committed to celebrating the voices of everyday Australians from diverse backgrounds and adding new stories to their list of high quality, award-winning children's books.


"We are a company of big readers and are particularly keen to discover more about unsung Australians whose stories are woven into the fabric of our rich history or contemporary stories that make sense of the present and bring it to life. And is why we're super excited at the thought of receiving manuscripts from the treasure-trove of talented creators everywhere. Their voices need to be heard to inform, inspire and delight," says Walker Books Australia Publisher Linsay Knight.


All submissions for Walker Wednesday will be accepted on the submission date only. Submissions can be lodged at https://bit.ly/WalkerWednesday20


2020 Walker Wednesday dates:

Wednesday 29th July, 2020 from 9am-12am

Wednesday 25th November, 2020 from 9am-12am