We are interested in non-fiction books and essays on most topics. We particularly invite proposals for books on science, philosophy, politics or society written for a general audience.
Regardless of topic, the non-fiction we publish must be well-written, well-argued and, if appropriate, well-researched. The topic need not be intellectual, but your writing must show intellectual rigour, or you must be willing to work with an editor to bring it up to our high standards.
Please check the kinds of books we do not publish before submitting your proposal.
Your proposal should contain:
All non-fiction proposals should be sent in hard copy. Print-outs should have good margins, but you can save some trees and postage costs by printing with single line spacing and on both sides of the paper (duplex).
Please send your completed proposal to:
PO Box 428
Armidale NSW 2350
We respond to all submissions that meet the above guidelines. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be acknowledged. Initial responses are currently taking 4–6 weeks. If you haven't heard from us after 8 weeks please contact us to check whether we received your submission.
If we like your proposal, we will contact you to discuss it or request more information. It takes longer to make a complete assessment, and response times will vary widely, from a few weeks to six months or more. Please don't contact us to check on our progress. However, if you find another publisher while waiting to hear from us, please let us know.
[Lacuna] is an imprint of Golden Orb Creative, ABN 57737397443, a full member of the Small Press Network, an associate member of the Australian Publishers' Association, and a group member of the New England Writers' Centre. Contact us.
All prices are in Australian dollars and include GST.