Your Big Break — Book Publishing Pitch Competition with Exisle

Update: Entries are now closed. Winners will be announced on our Facebook page in August.

Deadline: July 1, 2023
Prize: Publishing opportunities with Exisle Publishing

Exisle Publishing is an established, traditional, royalty-paying publishing house. Since being founded in New Zealand and Australia in 1991, Exisle has expanded internationally. We are currently investing further in the United Kingdom and North America, with growing teams in Scotland and California, and are actively scouting for talented authors in these and other countries to join our publishing family.

Who is Eligible

All (aspiring) authors who have a complete or almost complete non-fiction manuscript are eligible, and we are particularly focused on stories with global appeal from authors based in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. The genres we are most closely focused on for the upcoming publishing seasons are History, Biography, and Memoir.

How to Submit Your Entry

Write a 500-word pitch for your book that answers all of the following questions. Our publishers will be looking for well-thought-out pitches that show that the author is capable of thinking commercially about the audience for your book.

●  What is the proposed title of your book?

●  Please summarize your book in one paragraph

●  What is the target audience—who needs to read it?

●  How do you imagine the format?

●  Who are you and why are you qualified to write this book? (Please include relevant links to your website.)

●  How close to completion is your manuscript?

●  What other books exist in your space, and what makes your book unique?

Important: Please do not send your manuscript at this stage. If our publishers are interested in working with you, they will request more information.

Enter 'Your Big Break' Book Pitch Writing Competition & Be Heard

Please fill out the form below to proceed to the submission page where you will be given the private email address of our Senior Editorial Administrator to send your entry to. The small entrance fee allows our senior publishers to devote significant time to considering and evaluating every single pitch we receive.

The deadline to enter is July 1, 2023. [Entries Now Closed].

Need a helping hand? Download our free pitching guide, Pitch Perfect, and learn how to stand out to publishers.

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