Small & Independent Publisher Directory

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Thinkingreadforum.org

Scholarly/academic

The activities of the Thinking Read forum is to promote humanities, arts sciences and allied studies, submit articles to suitable publications, promote reading and to establish an online humanities resource centre including reading list , host an author’s panel and related activities.

Pademelon Press Pty Ltd (New South Wales)

Children's

The mission of Pademelon Press is to publish and distribute quality Australian early childhood teacher resource and reference books to assist teachers and carers in their task of educating and caring for children. Pademelon Press was created in 1990 by Rodney and Carmel Kenner, who are two of the founders of The Book Garden, Australia’s […]

Quemar Press (New South Wales)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Quemar Press was founded in 2016 as a publishing house with a focus on publishing new work and also preserving works which are little known in a Modern Australian context. With this emphasis on new and classic work, often by women, Quemar Press has published new, experimental novels and new poetry collections by award-winning author, […]

Golden Mean Books (New South Wales)

Biographies

Golden Mean Books, a boutique publishing house, is a newly registered business established in June 2018. Désirée Delaloye – the founder of Golden Mean Books – decided to create a dedicated book publishing business and take her 18+ years experience in Book Design, Production and Publishing through her other business – Design-Arts, a graphic design, […]

IndieMosh (New South Wales)

Biographies

Indiemosh is a self publishing facilitator providing editing, proofreading and publishing services to Australian indie authors. We can help you self publish your masterpiece – we take your manuscript and turn it into a gorgeous paperback or ebook, available online to readers all over the world. We’re a family-run business in rural New South Wales […]

Cordite Publishing Inc. (Victoria)

Essays

Cordite Publishing Inc. is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 60639190286, and is listed on the Australian Registry of Cultural Organisations. Its publications are Cordite Poetry Review, an Australian and international journal of poetry review and criticism, and series of print books.

Reading Sideways Press (Victoria)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Reading Sideways Press is a Melbourne-based small press founded in 2018 by Nuraini Juliastuti and Andy Fuller. Reading Sideways Press publishes books and zines on art, sports and literature.

Australian Scholarly Publishing (Victoria)

Biographies

Australian Scholarly Publishing – ASP – has been publishing scholarly and general books for over twenty years. It now releases 50–60 books a year under its Australian Scholarly scholarly, Arcadia general, Tantanoola fiction and Chancery Bold law imprints. Almost all of its books are published in printed form; a growing number are also published as […]

Kirrily King Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Kirrily King Publishing (under the imprints of aussiewriters/sbi/cre@tiveknowhow) publishes exceptional emerging Australian authors. This is the publishing company run by Suzanne Kiraly (www.suzannekiraly.com.au), who is a writer herself, a book coach and book whisperer. (i.e. it’s her mission and passion to discover and expose talented Aussie Writers on a regular basis).

Vagabond Press (New South Wales)

Essays

Vagabond Press is an independent literary press that was established in 1999 out of the desire to open up a space for new writing. For close to two decades we have published a range of established and emerging poets from Australia and more recently Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Our books have won many of the […]

Hunter Press (New South Wales)

Essays

The Hunter Press is Newcastle’s independent publisher. We publish books and stories with relevance and/or connection to the Newcastle and Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Crotchet Quaver (Western Australia)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Creating and offering noteworthy publications for the discerning reader. Crotchet Quaver began by publishing anthologies of short stories produced by the Born Storytellers. It has developed into a small press dedicated to creating beautiful books.

Magabala Books (Western Australia)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Magabala Books is Australia’s oldest independent Indigenous publishing house. Based in the pearling town of Broome in the far north of Western Australia, Magabala Books is one of the most remote publishing houses in the world.

Palaver

Fiction

Palaver is a start-up publishing operation associated with (but not owned by) an NGO called Global Reconciliation (www.globalreconciliation.org), together with a journal called the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, with the aim of fostering new thinking in the fields of ethics and reconciliation.

Backroom Press (Western Australia)

Children's

Entertaining and educational books from Broome Backroom Press Inc. is one of Australia’s smallest publishing houses. It is located in Broome, a small Kimberley town in Western Australia, and was set up to publish entertaining and educational books from the region. Backroom Press was incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 2009. The object of the […]

University of Queensland Press (Queensland)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Spinifex Press (Queensland)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Award-winning and feminist. Spinifex Press is an award-winning independent feminist press publishing books across a wide variety of subject areas. Spinifex Press was established in 1991 by Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein. It is an independent Australian-owned company which publishes innovative and controversial feminist titles with an optimistic edge. To date Spinifex has published around […]

pinknantucket press (Victoria)

Anthologies (including short stories, essays, reviews, commentary)

Journals from Melbourne   pinknantucket press is a small Melbourne-based publisher. Our publications include Materiality, a journal about the material world, and CRANK (think an extended version of an obscure letters to the editor page). We have published five themed Materiality issues to date: BOOK, TIME, PRECIOUS, SURFACE and FAKE. CRANK is published intermittently as […]

Overland (Victoria)

Literary fiction

Radical   Overland is the most radical of Australia’s literary journals. It produces a quarterly print journal and an online magazine updated most days, as well as holding regular events at literary festivals and other forums.

Australian Book Review (Victoria)

Literary fiction

A Powerful Generator of Literary Ideas Founded in 1961 in Adelaide by Max Harris and Rosemary Wighton, Australian Book Review (ABR) has long been a vital part of Australia’s cultural life. Over its ten print and digital editions each year, the magazine publishes in-depth literary criticism as well as new poetry, short stories, essays, commentaries […]

Hybrid Publishers (Victoria)

Corporate or funded/sponsored publications

Hybrid Publishers, based in Melbourne, Australia, publishes high quality books covering a broad range of titles by well known and new authors, including business and legal texts, books on personal development and health, history, memoirs, Judaica, stories of Indigenous Australia and a small amount of fiction and poetry. Hybrid does not publish children’s or YA […]

Sydney University Press (New South Wales)

Professional

publishing in fields of importance Sydney University Press is a high quality scholarly publisher focusing on research-based scholarly works. We publish in series in several scholarly fields, including Australian literature, Australian archaeology and Aboriginal pre-history, Animal Publics (human-animal studies). Other fields of interest include Australian history, education, public health and social issues. We publish around […]

Lacuna Publishing (New South Wales)

Literary fiction

bold, original, thought-provoking books Lacuna publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry that challenges the status quo, introduces new ideas, shares untold stories, or presents a fresh perspective. We aim to fill the gap for authors whose work is too challenging for mainstream commercial publishing and too important to risk in self publishing. We publish up to […]


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