Founded in 2000, Black Inc. is an independent Australian publisher of quality non-fiction, fiction and poetry, based in Melbourne. Our imprints include the Quarterly Essay journal, Australian Foreign Affairs, and Nero and La Trobe University Press books. We love ideas and stories. We are passionate about important new works of history, politics, biography, criticism and current affairs, as well as novels and poems that open up new worlds. We are the publisher of the annual Best EssaysStories and Poems anthologies. In 2007, 2009 and 2015 we were awarded Australian Small Publisher of the Year.

Black Inc. is part of the Schwartz Media group. Schwartz Media also encompasses The Monthly, Australia’s leading current affairs magazine, and The Saturday Paper, a newspaper offering definitive accounts of the week’s most important stories.

Black Inc. provides its authors with skilled and carefully tailored editing, packaging and promotion, and draws on the distribution muscle of United Book Distributors (Penguin Random House), Australia’s biggest and most effective printed book distributor, to maximise sales.

We sell rights to overseas publishers and audio and film producers, and have a thriving list of books licensed from other territories. We are renowned for our high-impact media and marketing campaigns and have a powerful digital platform.