Submissions

It’s with much excitement that we invite you to contribute your photographic interpretation of the road and roadside life to our next book, Behind the Wheel: life on the Australian road.

The preference is for contemporary content, but we’ll welcome great photographs taken years ago with open arms too (and a warm cuppa). Also important to note is that most Australians drive city and suburban roads, and so any photographs that capture our urban networks will be greatly appreciated.

If this sounds like a project that interests or inspires you, please submit your magnificent road-related images. If you know of a location that demands to be photographed, shoot away!

To help make this upcoming collection of Australian work extraordinary, we’d love your help spreading the word to photographers and photographic organisations within your network – professional OR amateur, for what matters first and foremost is the quality of the photograph rather than an impressive résumé.

The following are some suggested themes (and food for thought). Others will appear as submissions grow…

Windscreen views | Off road (dirt roads) | Main Street Australia (small towns) | City and suburban driving | Long and winding roads | Bridges | Interesting signs | Truck driver journeys | Roadside humour | Specific roads (Great Ocean Road, Hume Highway, Nullarbor Highway…) | Pit stops (petrol stations, garages & roadside businesses) | Abandoned wrecks | Portraits of owners and their cars

The closing date for submissions is April 30, 2017.

While we cannot guarantee financial success, what we hope to achieve from this, and from all future titles, is to showcase excellence in Australian photography. We greatly appreciate your support in this endeavour, and we look forward to seeing your submission(s).

Just a few important points when submitting images…

Please submit all images to submissions@thewwpe.com

In the email’s subject field, simply write your name.

Please title each image with your name and a number (e.g. JohnSmith1.jpg, JohnSmith2.jpg)

We require colour digital images only. If your photograph was shot on film, or exists as a print only, please scan the image(s)

Submit all images in JPEG format at medium quality (33cms at the longest side by 99 pixels per inch). Photographers whose images have been selected for the book will be asked to send hi-resolution versions. 

Please include all relevant details of each image in File Info with the exact location (e.g. Oil Rig Road – Simpson Desert, SA), the name of any person featured in a photograph, the date the photograph was taken, and any other relevant information (e.g. Larry McHarry began servicing stage coaches at McHarry’s Garage in 1746), and your name, mobile number and email address.

Photographers whose images have been selected for the book will be asked to submit brief résumés.

The closing date for submissions is April 30, 2017.

On the all-important issue of payment, photographers whose work is published in the book will receive a percentage of 25 per cent of royalties from sales of the book. That percentage will be based on the number of photographs each contributing photographer has published. Should the book go to a reprint, 35 per cent of royalties will be allocated to contributing photographers. Contributing photographers will also be sent a complimentary copy of Behind the Wheel.

Submit Your Work

Got an idea for a book?

The Worldwide Publishing Empire will gladly review book submissions by Australian photographers – and groups of photographers – where the emphasis is on Australian subject matter. As an independent publisher, the number of books printed each year will be limited. This is to ensure sufficient time is given to the production and marketing of each title. This also leaves us time to plan and execute our global takeover.

While the commercial viability of a submission is integral to every publishing decision, the preference is for books that are unique, whether that’s by virtue of the sheer quality of photography, or by the subject matter. What we are not after is yet another book on dogs.

Photographers who have a body of work that they believe is ‘book worthy’ should submit a one-page synopsis with no more than 10 examples of their work, along with phone and email contact details, and, where possible, details of how they may assist in our global overthrow.

To submit your book proposal, please email submissions@thewwpe.com or click below.

Submit your book proposal