Small & Independent Publisher Directory


Letter Review

Letter Review believes in the power of literature, and the importance and magic of new writing. We are a proud member of the CLMP. Our mission as a Literary Journal is to publish new work, foster a supportive creative community, and help writers with all matters related to being published, performed, and produced. We mark […]

Dulwich Centre Publications

Dulwich Centre Publications is a small, independent, feminist-owned publishing house that was founded by Cheryl White in 1984. We produce resources about narrative therapy and community work, and have a particular focus on making narrative approaches accessible and relevant to a wide range of practitioners and contexts. Dulwich Centre Publications publishes books, DVDs, conversation cards, […]

Mediacom Education Inc

Mediacom Education is the Publishing and Resourcing Incorporated service the Uniting Church and mainstream Christian denominations in Australia.

Fullers Bookshop

We are a small publisher, releasing a select number of books each year, but Fullers Publishing aims to bring quality Tasmanian writing to the world. Fullers has a long, meandering history of local publishing from the last century, beginning in 1920 with ‘The Romance of Old St David’s’. The scope of our list ranges from […]

ACER Press

ACER Press is the publishing arm of the Australian Council for Educational Research. We put quality and excellence – for all professionals in and around education – at the core of our products and services. With our focus on evidence and research in support of improved practice and outcomes, ACER Press provides the perfect platform […]

Leschenault Press (Western Australia)

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

Leschenault Press is an independent publishing house based in Western Australia but with a global commitment to publishing great stories from great writers. Fortunate to have a wide-genre base and currently representing authors across three continents, we operate a range of imprints which cover traditional model publishing, hybrid-model publishing and publishing assistance services for the […]

Voices of Today

Voices of Today was created as a spoken audio production service by Denis Daly in 2011. In March 2021 it was in corporated as an Australian company, Voices of Today Pty Ltd. The proprietors are Denis Daly and Sarah Bacaller who are both professional audiobook narrators and producers. Denis Daly has provided narration and editing […]

Lyrebird Press

The Lyrebird Press, based at the University of Melbourne, is a small publisher of scholarly books about music and music making in Australia and New Zealand. It shares the name of Editions de l’Oiseau-Lyre (The Lyrebird Press), the publishing house established in Paris by Melbourne-born publisher and patron of the arts Louise Hanson-Dyer (1884–1962) in […]

Tulip Publishing (New South Wales)

Genre non-fiction (including mind/body/spirit, true crime, self-help)

Tulip Publishing is committed to a holistic approach in ensuring that the church is equipped with resources that will help stretch and grow readers in their spiritual formulation, development, and knowledge. As such, titles will vary with some being written for a popular level, offering bite-sized wisdom for the everyday life. Others will be academic […]

Apothecary Archive

Apothecary Archive publishes, archives and distributes poetic material with a particular interest in creative production that combines text and image. In 2020 the long-running poetry publisher Five Islands Press became an imprint of Apothecary Archive. Apothecary Archive created The Atomic Book, a digital archive of the work of Outlier Artist Anthony Mannix and distributes The […]

Melbourne University Publishing

Publishing books with spine since 1922, Melbourne University Publishing (MUP) is Australia’s first and top university press. MUP is the home of agenda-setting political, history and current affairs titles; landmark illustrated art and lifestyle books and the best in Australian academic research and writing. MUP is dedicated to sharing top Australian non-fiction writing with a […]

Thinkingreadforum.org

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)

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)

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, […]

IndieMosh (New South Wales)

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)

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.

Australian Scholarly Publishing (Victoria)

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 […]

Vagabond Press (New South Wales)

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)

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.

Magabala Books (Western Australia)

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

Scholarly/academic

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)

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)

Spinifex Press (Queensland)

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 […]

Overland (Victoria)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 […]

UWA Publishing (Western Australia)

fine books and new ideas A division of The University of Western Australia, UWAP has been publishing important books since 1935. Producers of fine books and new ideas, UWA Publishing (UWAP) continues to expand the boundaries of academic publishing, striving for social, cultural and intellectual renewal. Award-winning fiction and non-fiction works illustrate its strength and […]


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