Write For Us

We are always happy to hear from anyone who has ideas or written material for future Essential Resources publications. While we often seek out people to write on particular topics, we welcome unsolicited submissions from practising educators, with clear credentials in teaching and learning.

The material our authors offer for publication is based on what has worked for them in the classroom. They are keen to share these ideas with others, and we are happy to provide the vehicle for them to do this.

If you would like to write for us, our assurance to you is that we will treat your proposal with respect. If we enter a publishing agreement with you, please be assured that we will work closely with you to develop your material into a high-quality, accessible classroom resource.

What do we publish?

Each year we produce 60-plus new titles, trialing each one in the classroom to ensure that our books are fun, stimulating and easy to use.

We presently have over 450 innovative titles, each of which has been:

  • written and edited by professional educators
  • designed and illustrated to enhance its content
  • produced with the aim of helping teachers teach and students learn.

Our publications include student workbooks, handbooks for teacher use, and some texts that are a mixture of both. The purchase of our resources grants photocopy rights to the purchasing school, however, some customers prefer to purchase multiple copies and use them for students to write in directly.

Our current list of publications gives some indication of the areas in which we are prepared to publish. At the same time, we are open to suggestions that fall outside our current range. There are few hard and fast rules, other than a commitment to quality products. While a large proportion of our sales are within New Zealand, our Australian market is also growing rapidly, and the wider world market is beginning to appreciate our products as well. The potential for growth is an exciting reality!

What you can expect if you write for us?

When you submit a publication proposal or manuscript to us, we take it through several stages, including asking other educators to review it to ensure it has broad and relevant application for classroom teaching and learning. When we are convinced that your material is appropriate, we will negotiate a publishing contract with you and offer guidelines for presenting a copy for publication.

Our publishing team includes experienced editors and designers who will provide you with the support necessary to bring your material to a quality publication standard. Once your resource is on the market, you will receive royalty payments twice yearly, based on sales figures.

We suggest you download the following pdf file to guide your submission: Developing a Resource Proposal.

Contacting us

You can contact Essential Resources by post, phone, fax or email. We will be happy to provide guidelines for a publication proposal or to answer any other queries you may have.

PO Box 5036, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9843
Phone: 0800 087 376
Fax: 0800 937 825
Email: info@essentialresources.co.nz

PO Box 906, Strawberry Hills, NSW 2012
Phone: 1800 005 068
Fax: 1800 981 213
Email: info@essentialresources.com.au

Units 8–10 Parkside, Shortgate Lane, Laughton BN8 6DG
Phone: 0845 3636 147
Fax: 0845 3636 148
Email: info@erpublishers.com