Rhiza Press is currently considering unsolicited submissions for young adult fiction. Please note, we only accept solicited submissions for adult fiction, non-fiction and biography titles.

Rhiza Press is focused on publishing a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles for age 14 and above. We aim to publish exceptional stories wherever we find them and deliver to our readers fresh, family-friendly titles. We strongly recommend that you have a read of the types of books we publish

To submit a manuscript:

  • A personal CV/resume relating specifically to the field of writing
  • A full synopsis
  • A minimum of four chapters of the book, at least three must be the start of the book.
  • Your full return details (i.e. name, address). These must also be included on the pages of your manuscript.
  • A paginated manuscript
  • If you have not completed the manuscript when you submit, please include a timeline of your writing with your submission
  • Feedback from any editors you have worked with is welcome

Please do not send us queries. You must submit using our online form here

Turn around time for manuscripts can be between 2 and 6 months.

Young Adult Fiction - What we are looking for:

Length: 45 000 to 80000 words

We want YA stories that are:

  • Relatable and engaging
  • Ultimately hopeful
  • Real life in terms of the challenges teens face, but family-friendly
  • Action or plot driven
  • Entertaining

What we don't want:

  • Sex scenes
  • Graphic violence
  • Horror
  • Excessive swearing

Need some help? Books for Writers has books on how to submit a manuscript and the publishing industry for reference.


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