Small & Independent Publisher Directory


Melliodora Publishing (Victoria)

Genre Fiction (romance, fantasy/sci-fi, crime)

Melliodora Publishing is a small, specialist publisher dedicated to producing a limited range of books and other media on permaculture and related topics. We publish a range of genres with the aim of supporting individuals in their personal permaculture journeys. Our focus is on publishing the work of David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture and co-owner […]

Feather Knight Books

Genre Fiction (romance, fantasy/sci-fi, crime)

Feather Knight Books is an Australian publishing company that has been operating since 2018. Our fiction novels are mostly written by Australian authors who emphasise historical or contemporary issues, and themes of “struggle and self-discovery” throughout the narratives. Our team publishes entertaining, well-crafted, and meaningful stories which encourage readers to make personal connections and reflect […]

Brain Jar Press

Genre Fiction (romance, fantasy/sci-fi, crime)

Bain Jar Press is Brisbane’s scrappiest, weirdest, and most genre-friendly small press, publishing outstanding and unexpected works of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and crime alongside some of the geekiest, writer-focused non-fiction you’ll ever encounter. Devoted to publishing chapbooks, novellas, short story collections, and other niche forms of fiction often overlooked by mainstream publishing.

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.

SisterShip Press

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

SisterShip Press is a small publishing company specialising in ocean/water related books written by women.

Animal Dreaming Publishing (New South Wales)

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

Founded in 2003 by Scott and Trudy King, ANIMAL DREAMING was conceived as a way of promoting Scott’s first self-published book by the same name. Frustrated and downhearted by the simple truth that no publishing company in Australia (or overseas) was willing to publish his book (which they narrow-mindedly deemed ‘too Australian’), Scott was advised […]

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.

Bowman & Hawkes (Victoria)

Genre Fiction (romance, fantasy/sci-fi, crime)

Bowman & Hawkes is a brand new, small independent publisher, in Western Victoria, formed in 2018.

Blue Vapours Publishing

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

Blue Vapours Pty Ltd Blue Vapours Creative Studios were founded in 2002 from a ramshackle back room in Abbotsford. Since then we’ve moved offices, expanded, contracted, expanded again, given up alcohol, taken alcohol up, burnt out two coffee machines and a grinder, killed three colour laser printers and had some ripper corporate events.

Black Phoenix Publishing Collective

Genre Fiction (romance, fantasy/sci-fi, crime)

Black Phoenix Publishing Collective was founded in 2016. We are a publishing collective made up of editors, writers and book specialists with a passion for book culture. Black Phoenix publishes a handful of carefully selected titles each year with an emphasis on Australian writers, stories and settings. We are committed to giving our authors strong […]

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 […]

Glimmer Press

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

Glimmer Press are a small Adelaide-based publisher with our sights set on publishing books that shine. Our first publication, launched in February 2019, was To Rhyme or Not To Rhyme? an illustrated collection of children’s poetry by acclaimed South Australian poet Kristin Martin (illustrated by Joanne Knott). We have a special interest in publishing short […]

Daisy Lane Publishing (New South Wales)

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

Daisy Lane Publishing is a small, independent publishing press, based in Newcastle NSW, of quality children’s books, romance novels and books that inspire and educate people of all ages. We endeavour to create quality books, igniting curiosity and passion, creating a thirst for reading that keeps the story alive. Our aim is to support and […]

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 […]

For Pity Sake Publishing (New South Wales)

Children's

Established in 2014, For Pity Sake is a mixed-genre publisher based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Current genres include historical fiction, crime, espionage, romance, poetry, memoir and spiritual self-help. For Pity Sake is a collaborative publisher in the true sense of the word, as indicated by our catchline ‘we’re for writers’. Our author stable […]

Ouroborus Book Services (Queensland)

Genre Fiction (romance, fantasy/sci-fi, crime)

We believe in the power and impact words can have on you. We believe that words can shape your life; can inspire and move you. Ouroborus Books was created by two budding authors who both believe that the impact of these words needs to be shared. Ouroborus Books is a Literary Brokerage; we are the […]

Old Mate Media (New South Wales)

Children's

Old Mate Media is a family run, independent book publisher formed in 2013. We help independent authors from across the world self publish professionally produced high quality books as well as creating and publishing our own original interactive digital and print books.

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 […]

Litera (New South Wales)

Biographies

Litera Publishing grew out of a consultancy specialising in academic and commercial document development – managing research proposals, developing strategic plans and so on. A few years ago Litera published its first travel book and has not looked back. The company now has titles in several genres, but with a focus on travel and history.

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.

Tale Publishing (Victoria)

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

Founded in 2015, Tale Publishing is a small publisher with the objective of publishing two or three books a year. We developed out of the Monash Writers Group where it was clear that many people had interesting and well written stories that they couldn’t get published by traditional publishers. We aim to publish interesting stories […]

Serenity Press (Western Australia)

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

Serenity Press is a WA publisher who endeavours to bring wonderful books and personal stories to the world.

Tiny Owl Workshop (Queensland)

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

Lover of great stories.   Tiny Owl Workshop is a new, small publisher based in Brisbane. They love great stories, whether they be adventurous, epic, dark, flirtatious, funny, fantastical, sinister, daring, quirky, short, long or anything in-between.

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 […]

Pantera Press (New South Wales)

Genre Fiction (romance, fantasy/sci-fi, crime)

Great storytelling, good books.   Some great businesses have started in home garages. Think Disney, Amazon and Google. Pantera Press sprang to life around the story-loving Green family’s kitchen table because their garage was full.  We view the so-called ‘slush pile’ of Australian unsolicited manuscripts differently. To us, it’s a valuable resource, an underexplored diamond […]

Odyssey Books (Australian Capital Territory)

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

Books are always a journey.   odyssey: An extended adventurous voyage; An intellectual or spiritual quest.  Books are always a journey. They take readers into new places, with new people; or show them familiar places cast with a new light. And writers know that the creative journey can be as long and uncertain as it […]

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 […]

Clan Destine Press (Victoria)

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

Clan Destine Press is all about genre. We publish genre fiction in its myriad and wondrous forms: crime, mystery, historical fiction, thrillers, adventure, speculative fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, urban fantasy, paranormal, steampunk, and ah-ha! – which is any combination of the aforementioned – for Adults and Young Adults. We publish inventive, clever and original […]

MidnightSun Publishing (South Australia)

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

beautiful, unusual, striking, sexy, challenging MidnightSun Publishing was founded in 2011 by writer Anna Solding, who is still its managing director. The company has published novels for adults, YA fiction and children’s books. Books, including picture book One Step at a Time and short story collection Wild Gestures, have been nominated and won awards including […]


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