Editor/Writer Interviews with Haylee Nash

Commissioning Editor, Haylee Nash, of Pan Macmillan Australia will be conducting publisher/writer interviews  at Bundaberg writers’ festival, WriteFest, on Saturday May 17.

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Writers are required to submit the first 50 pages (in industry-standard format) of their manuscript, together with a one to two-page single-line-spaced synopsis, and covering letter addressed to Haylee Nash outlining details of writing experience and publishing history (if any).

Submissions must be from a completed manuscript ready for submission to a publisher – first drafts are not acceptable.

The editor will select those writers she will interview, and those writers must be attending WriteFest.

Each submission must be accompanied by an entry fee of $25. This entry fee is non-refundable but will be taken off the entry fee to the WriteFest workshops ($85) or masterclass ($95), or combined two days of workshops and masterclass ($155).

Submissions and entry fee can be emailed to novels@sandycurtis.com provided the entry fee is posted in, or a receipt for a direct deposit to the Bundaberg Writers Club Inc is emailed in with the submission. The Club’s bank details are Wide Bay Australia Ltd, BSB 656400, Account No. 104337281

Submissions and entry fee can also be posted to the Bundaberg Writers’ Club Inc, PO Box 1486, Bundaberg Qld 4670, but email submissions are preferred.

All submissions will be read by a panel of experienced industry professionals and the best will be forwarded to Haylee for her to select which writers she will interview.

Successful applicants will be notified at least two weeks before the event. As reading and assessing the submissions will take some time, we would appreciate writers submitting as early as possible. All submissions must be received by Monday 31st March 2014.

If you have not received acknowledgement of your submission within three
days, please email novels@sandycurtis.com to ensure that it has arrived.

Any queries should be made to novels@sandycurtis.com or PO Box 1486, Bundaberg Qld 4670.

Haylee is interested in manuscripts in the following genres:

For Pan Macmillan:

  • Commercial women’s fiction  – anything involving family secrets, lost children, family drama etc.
  • Sagas – (Australian or international setting) – think Colleen McCullough, Kate Morton
  • Crime/Thriller – particularly with a female protagonist, or else something with an unconventional protagonist
  • Smart New Adult (like Kylie Scott)
  • Erotic thriller

For Momentum:

  • Romance: all kinds (e.g. erotic, fantasy, historical etc)
  • Crime/Mystery/Thriller
  • Sci Fi & Fantasy
  • Smart New Adult (like Kylie Scott)

She is not keen on:

Pan Macmillan:

  • Children’s or YA
  • Chick lit
  • Historical romance
  • Paranormal


  • Soft/cozy women’s fiction
  • Chick lit
  • Children’s or YA

If you haven’t received acknowledgement of your submission within three days please email novels@sandycurtis.com or phone 07 4159 1010.