Small & Independent Publisher Directory


Cana Press/Notre Dame Monsatery

Biographies

Cana Press is the publishing house of Notre Dame Priory, a Benedictine monastery in Tasmania. We mainly publish short, popular, theological works as well as classics of western spirituality.

Twelfth Planet Press

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

We aim to elevate minority and underrepresented voices with books that interrogate, commentate, inspire. Challenging the status quo through provocative science fiction, fantasy, horror, and cosy crime.

Upswell Publishing

Essays

After 14 years of shaping a list as publisher at UWA Publishing, I am delighted to announce I am launching my own imprint, Upswell, in 2021. The principles I used to build a list of books that speak to each other across a set of intellectual interests and how they worked language and revered it […]

Ghost Owl Press

Essays

A micro publisher of work that experiments the physicality of the book and the relationship between reader and writer.

Portside Review

Essays

Portside Review is a digital space for essays, interviews, reviews, poems, and so much more. Portside Review publishes four issues per year from it’s website and is open for submissions all year round. Each issue is subscriber-based, at an annual fee of AUD $70. Portside Review is one of many Centre for Stories projects that […]

The Text Publishing Company Pty Ltd (Victoria)

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

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Text has been awarded the ABIA Small Publisher of the Year three times and won the inaugural Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018.

Subbed In

Essays

Subbed In is a not-for-profit DIY literary organisation and small press based in Sydney, Australia. Subbed In’s program of publications and events aim to elevate the voices of trans people, people of colour, non-binary people, sex workers, women, people with a disability, LGBTQIA+ people, First Nations people, survivors, working class people, and anyone who finds […]

Puncher & Wattmann Pty Ltd

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

Puncher & Wattmann is the leading publisher of poetry in Australia. Founded in 2005 by David Musgrave it has published over 150 titles. It publishes poetry, literary fiction, literary non-fiction, memoir, biography and anthologies.

in case of emergency press (Victoria)

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

We exist to service emerging writers who are sick of emerging and are ready for the full emergency. We are a not-for-loss publisher. The poor sods who do the work are not interested in making money; we just don’t want to lose money. This means we only hold small quantities of stock and print on […]

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, […]

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.

Black Inc. (Victoria)

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

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Grattan Street Press (Victoria)

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

Grattan Street Press is the imprint of the teaching press housed in the Master of Publishing and Communications program at the University of Melbourne.

Obiter Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

Essays

Obiter Publishing is a Canberra-based independent publisher of history, fiction, and experimental non-fiction. Our focus is works that nurture new, marginalised and diverse researchers and writers.

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 […]


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