Win a Manuscript Assessment with Publisher Ali Watts of Penguin Random House


Today we welcome wonderful Ali Watts, publisher at Penguin Random House, who has donated her time to raise funds for Buy a Bale and help an aspiring writer at the same time. Here is some information about Ali and what she is offering.

If you have been working on a manuscript and want the chance to win first class feedback and maybe even find your work in front of the right people who can make your dream come true, then make sure you keep following along and bid, bid, bid to win Ali’s attention!

Ali’s offer will be on eBay in the SECOND round of auctions, starting 17 October, 6pm.

Welcome, Ali!


Bio: Publisher of commercial women’s fiction and non-fiction at Penguin Random House Australia, and editor of some of Australia’s most beloved authors, including Monica McInerney, Fiona McIntosh and Josephine Moon.

Genres: All areas of commercial women’s fiction, excluding fantasy and sci-fi.

Submission length: up to 50 pages + a synopsis

Communication: Email

Reply time: up to 3 months (but I’ll try my best for 1!)

Auction reserve: $390


Interested? Of course you are! Stay tuned by following me on Facebook, Twitter or here on this blog to make sure you get all the news in the lead up to this exciting event!


AUTHORS FOR FARMERS is an initiative by Australian author Josephine Moon ( to band together fellow authors from around the country to help with drought relief fundraising for Australian farmers. All money raised goes to BUY A BALE (registered charity,

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