To apply for an internship, please send your CV and cover letter here.

We are not currently hiring for any positions, but you can keep an eye on our News section for any future job opportunities. If you are interested in working for us, you can also submit your CV here and we will keep you on file.

We work with many illustrators, photographers and designers in Australia and overseas. Graphic designers, illustrators and photographers are encouraged to submit their portfolios for us to keep on file. Please send your portfolio here.

We have a fantastic in-house editorial team, run by our editor, Lucy Bell, and submissions editor, James Read. However, it is important to us that we match the right editor with the right book so we also work with a stable of talented freelance editors who have extensive industry experience. Freelance editors are welcome to submit their portfolios for us to keep on file. Please send your portfolio here.


Our focus is on discovering and nurturing the next generation of storytellers from Australia and New Zealand, wherever they are in the world.


If you have a book that has not been published elsewhere, we’d love to receive it.

Yes please! There are many reasons that we might reject a manuscript, some have nothing to do with the story itself, e.g. we may already be publishing a book that is very similar, we may not think we’ll be able to market the book, it may not fit our list in general. So please don’t be discouraged, we’d like to hear from you about future works.


As a handpicked Pantera Press author, you will not contribute financially in any way. Rest assured, we will crack the whip, and our fabulous marketing team will work very hard with you to promote your book to fans and media.

We do not recommend resubmitting an old manuscript, unless it has been completely re-written.


That said, we suggest you leave some time in between your submissions. Submitting multiple manuscripts may give the impression you’ve rushed one or you’ve had them for a while and had no interest. Also note that if you submit multiple submissions to us on the one day, you will only receive one confirmation email.

Yes, just let us know in your email. However, please be aware that if you resubmit you may not maintain your position in the queue. So for your own benefit please submit the manuscript that you are 100% happy with!

Yes, but please let everyone you’ve submitted to know if you win or get shortlisted.