Open House with Pantera Press - SOLD OUT!

Open House with Pantera Press - SOLD OUT!

Friday 30 June, 9:30am – 3:15pm
NSW Writers Centre, Callan Park, Rozelle

This opportunity is open to Centre members only.
$45 members / $35 concession members
Phone bookings only – call (02) 9555 9757


How does a publishing house work?  Ever wondered how a publisher decides whether or not to commission a work? Interested in getting feedback on your submission?

On Friday 30 June, Pantera Press, a boutique Australian publishing house with a focus on finding and developing the next generation of talented Australian storytellers, will be in residence at the NSW Writers’ Centre.

Meet the team from Pantera Press as they take you through the steps to publishing a book: from the submissions process through to editing, marketing, digital and publicity. The morning will comprise a series of panels with the Pantera Press directors, editorial team, marketing and comms staff.

In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with a member of the editorial team to gain invaluable feedback on your submission.

Submissions will be read by Pantera Press prior to the day. Each one-on-one 10-minute meeting will offer constructive feedback on your submission, including advice on refining your submission, whether it is in the correct genre, appropriate length, etc.

Pantera Press is currently looking for: Both Adult and Young Adult fiction (stand-alone and series), particularly commercial women’s fiction, romance, thriller, crime and mystery. Also narrative non-fiction for a popular audience.

Pantera Press is not currently accepting: picture or illustrated books, cookbooks, self-help books, health and well-being books, travel books, poetry, play scripts, short stories, compilations, novellas, chapter books or books for under-12s.

Please note, you must have a completed manuscript to enroll.

Once enrolled, you will need to submit one Word document as follows: 

  • the document name is your name (ie. Jane Doe.doc)
  • include
    • a one-page synopsis of your work
    • the first 20 pages or first chapter of your manuscript 
    • a short note about yourself including why you love to write
  • formatted in size 12, time new roman font, double spacing
  • with page numbers

to [email protected] by Friday 2 June.

A series of panels with the Pantera Press directors, editorial team, marketing and comms staff. 

12.15 – 12.45   

12.45 – 3.15   
Individual 10-minute sessions with an editor

This opportunity is open to NSWWC members only.
Phone bookings only – call (02) 9555 9757

This opportunity is now sold out. Please phone the Centre to be put on the waitlist: 9555 9757.

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