Small & Independent Publisher Directory


AndAlso Books

AndAlso Books is a small Brisbane-based publisher with a focus on creative writing, Queensland and Australian history, art, and music culture. Begun in 2016, AndAlso Books has grown from publishing one or two titles each year to publishing five titles in 2023.

Anonymous Publishing House

​The Anonymous Publishing House started as a way for Authors to share their stories without the fear of being attacked by the Cancel Culture that is using this fear to stiffle any views, jokes, stories, ideas, even questions that go against the agreed nariative. We allow our Authors to explore some of the many conspiracy […]

Leviathan Publishing (Victoria)

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

Leviathan Publishing is the indie-author publishing company of Marilyn Miller. She specialises in original speculative, science-fiction and fantasy novels, and fresh non-fiction titles and products that aim to empower readers and foster positive change on our planet. Leviathan’s tag-line ‘You Inspire Me’ articulates Marilyn’s ethos that she is inspired by the brilliance and creative practice […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WestWords

WestWords is Western Sydney’s Literature Development Organisation and is dedicated to creating and sharing the stories, peoples and issues that are the heart of Western Sydney. Founded in 2007 as a project organisation it became an independent entity in 2014. It publishing program comprises of two imprints WestWords and Dirt Lane Press. Under WestWords it […]

SkyNation Publishing

SkyNation Publishing is an independent, mixed media publisher of fantasy fiction. With one book currently in print, our first anthology is due out in December, with our fully cast audio drama going live a month before. In the last financial year, we’ve grown from a sole trader into a team of five now branching into […]

FISH Publishing

The Foundation for Indigenous Sustainable Health (FISH) was established in 2010 to address the severe housing crisis in Indigenous communities throughout Australia. Our work has since expanded to include education, health, justice, and cultural initiatives. Acknowledging Aborignal and Torres Strait Islander people have a living spiritual, cultural, familial, and social connection with the land, FISH […]

852 Press

852 Press is an independent publisher, helping Australian writers self-publish their works.

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 […]

Dragonfly Publishing

Former Footprints Publishing co-director and Wild Weeds Press executive officer, Lisa Wolstenholme, has created Dragonfly Publishing to provide publishing knowledge, skills and experience to writers wishing to publish their manuscripts. Dragonfly Publishing’s mission is to help authors realise their publication goals by providing the appropriate services and experience to guide them through each stage of […]

Hawkeye Publishing

Trade/Popular Fiction

Hawkeye Publishing is a small and driven traditional house, home to terrifically talented new and emerging Australian authors. Hawkeye publishes most genres, producing books that leave a footprint on the hearts and minds of readers. The Hawkeye collection is littered with Award finalists. Hawkeye runs the annual Hawkeye Publishing Manuscript Development Prize (first prize $2,500 […]

Shawline Publishing Group (Victoria)

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

Publishing just got smarter We turn writers into good selling midlist authors so they may achieve a highly credible position in the global marketplace and be amongst the bestselling peers in the world… Our agency provides the highest level of professional support to every author within our community. A niche model and one of the […]

Hot Tree Publishing

Hot Tree Publishing opened its doors in 2015 with an aspiration to bring quality fiction to the world of readers. With the initial focus on romance and a wide spread of romance subgenres, Hot Tree Publishing has since opened their first imprint, Tangled Tree Publishing, specializing in crime, mystery, suspense, and thriller. Firmly seated in […]

Amra Pajalic

I am looking to self publish my unpublished and out of print manuscripts, as well as short story collections that my husband wrote and which were published in literary journals worldwide.

Twelfth Planet Press

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

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

AUSXIP Publishing

AUSXIP Publishing opened it’s doors in March 2015. My plan was to give authors a chance to publish their work. I was given that opportunity in 2001 by a small press publisher and had my first book published in January 2001. After dealing with my latest publisher, I felt that it was time to spread […]

Animal Dreaming Publishing (New South Wales)

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)

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)

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

Blue Vapours Publishing

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.

in case of emergency press (Victoria)

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

in case of emergency press is for emerging writers who are sick of emerging and are ready for the full emergency

Daisy Lane Publishing (New South Wales)

At Daisy Lane Publishing we pride ourselves on producing quality books that inform and inspire, educate and empower the reader. We love to highlight new authors and illustrators as well as  nurture those who are established. We currently publish, children’s books, romance, poetry, inspirational, and YA. Publishing your story can be daunting and we are […]

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 […]

Ouroborus Book Services (Queensland)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Tale Publishing (Victoria)

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)

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

Tiny Owl Workshop (Queensland)

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)

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)

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 […]

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 […]

Clan Destine Press (Victoria)

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

Clan Destine Press is all about genre. 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 works of […]

MidnightSun Publishing (South Australia)

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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