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 […]

Aniko Press

Aniko Press is an independent publishing company based on Gadigal land, Sydney. We publish a print literary magazine featuring poetry, short stories and creative nonfiction by diverse, emerging writers. Our aim is to publish unique, exciting and challenging work, bring passionate writers and curious readers together, and build creative community.

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, […]

Finlay Lloyd Publishers

Finlay Lloyd is an independent non-profit press established in 2005 dedicated to encouraging high quality fiction and non-fiction prose without undue attention to market forces. We focus on supporting our writers to find the best possible version of their book, and on innovative but subtle design to create paper books that are true artefacts. We […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fair Play Publishing (New Zealand)

Biographies

Fair Play Publishing is an Australian owned, independent publisher focussed on one thing. Really good football books. We are a niche publishing house, which aims to bring the stories of Australia’s past and present in football (soccer) to life for all to learn about and enjoy. We provide a professional and personal approach to working […]

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 […]

Hunter Publishers

Hunter Publishers is an independent Australian book publisher, founded by John Hunter in 2008. We publish a singular blend of fiction, poetry, graphic novels, and non-fiction. Many of our books have gone on to win or be shortlisted for prizes, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards; the NSW Premier’s Literary […]

Navarine Publishing

Founded in 1992, Navarine Publishing is essentially a collective of self-publishing authors with similar interests, primarily concerning Tasmania’s rich maritime history. It incorporates the Roebuck Society, formed by the late Dr. John Cumpston in 1970, that was more broadly concerned with Australian history, and continues to sell Roebuck titles that are still in print, as […]

Freedom Publishing Books

Freedom Publishing Books is a Melbourne Based Distributor, Retailer and Publisher for Catholic Books. It’s Imprint Coventry Press Publishes Christian titles by Australian /New Zealand Authors.

Living book press

Living Book Press release and republish books aimed at the homeschool living book market.

Downingfield Press Pty Ltd

Downingfield Press was established in 2017 with the objective of publishing authors whose voices would otherwise go unheard. We do not specialise in any particular genre, but rather focus on the cultural value of a particular piece of work. Downingfield Press grew out of a 2013 project established by our Publisher to bring his own […]

SisterShip Press

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

Upswell Publishing

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 […]

EJR Publishing (Queensland)

Educational

EJR Publishing draws on the linguistic expertise of EJR Language Service Pty Ltd to produce publications of English language translations from Russian. We have the linguistic and technical expertise to publish texts in English, Russian or Japanese and, with linguistic support, have also published a children’s book in Ukrainian and Chinese. Our publications include literary […]

Storytorch Press

Storytorch Press publishes books that cultivate community and connection. We publish books that promote resilience, sustainability and community engagement. Our books are a window to a better world and encourage others to be part of it. We are passionate about seeing the next generation overcome long-ingrained barriers to building an enlightened global community. Things that […]

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.

Interventions Incorporated (Victoria)

Interventions Inc was established in 2015 as an Australian based incorporated not-for-profit small publisher, aiming to publish books which support socialist ideas, labour history, struggles against all forms of oppression and for social justice.

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.

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 […]

Subbed In

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

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.

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, […]

Walleah Press (Tasmania)

Walleah Press is a independent publisher of Ausralian literary titles, mainly poetry but also interested in essays and non-fiction, established in 1986.

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 […]

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 […]

National Library of Australia Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

As part of the National Library of Australia, NLA Publishing has been producing books since 1995. Collaborating with Australia’s leading writers, designers and illustrators, NLA Publishing produces over 20 publications a year, including an award-winning range of popular and children’s illustrated books and the quarterly online magazine Unbound—all based on the many subjects covered by […]

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.

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.

Hardie Grant Publishing (Victoria)

Hardie Grant Publishing operates in five distinct trading units – Hardie Grant Books Melbourne, Hardie Grant Travel and Hardie Grant Egmont, which are headquartered in Melbourne – and Hardie Grant Books London and Quadrille, which are managed from our London office. We have developed a global reputation for the production of high-quality books in a […]

Grattan Street Press (Victoria)

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

Ptilotus Press (Northern Territory)

Ptilotus Press is a community publishing initiative devoted to the unique and distinct voices of Central Australian writers and writing. Established in 1996, the press is based in Alice Springs and managed by a collective of dedicated local writers.

Real Publishing (Victoria)

Narrative non-fiction (including memoirs, biographies, histories)

Real Publishing is a Melbourne-based, independent publisher dedicated to preserving real stories through the creation of beautiful books. Real Publishing was established in 2012 by Romy Moshinsky and Georgie Raik-Allen, writers and editors committed to producing exquisitely designed non-fiction books. They work in collaboration with a team of talented book designers, illustrators, photographers, printers and […]

Obiter Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

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.

On The Stone (New South Wales)

On the Stone is the publishing arm of Marje Prior and Associates Pty Ltd established in the ACT, Australia, in 1989 as a social marketing agency specialising in government communication during the Hawke/Keating period. It delivered high profile national campaigns for the federal government and industry-based communication materials as part of the government’s micro economic […]

Boolarong Press (Queensland)

Boolarong Press has been trade publishing books since 1976. Its main genres are history, military, biographies and children’s books with an Australiana theme. Boolarong is a member of the Australian Publishers Association. Boolarong’s book sales have grown +20% compounded for the last 10 years.

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.

Giramondo Publishing (New South Wales)

Building, stimulating, encouraging The Giramondo Publishing Company was set up in December 1995 with the aim of publishing quality creative and interpretive writing by Australian authors. It seeks to build a common ground between the academy and the marketplace; to stimulate exchange between Australian writers and readers and their counterparts overseas; and to encourage innovative […]

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 […]

Wild Dingo Press (Victoria)

Books that stand their ground.   Wild Dingo Press was founded in 2010 and is committed to contributing valuable and personal perspectives to the discussion of social, cultural and political issues through memoir, investigative journalistic non-fiction and narrative non-fiction. Principally for Australian-based authors, WDP commissions works as well as solicits manuscripts that meet our criteria […]

University of Queensland Press (Queensland)

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 […]

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.

Express Media (Victoria)

NFP Youth Writing and Media   Express Media is a not for profit organisation founded in 1985 with the aim of supporting young Australians in writing and media. It is a Melbourne based, nationwide organisation, with members and subscribers from all states.  Its core values are support of artists across a range of genres, providing […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transit Lounge Publishing (Victoria)

high quality literary fiction and narrative non-fiction with a global feel Founded in 2005, Melbourne-based press Transit Lounge publishes high quality literary fiction and narrative non-fiction with a global feel. We have a strong interest in writing about other cultures and our titles often reflect the true diversity of Australian writers and writing.

Affirm Press (Victoria)

Affirm Press is a Melbourne-based independent book publisher with a focus on publishing great Australian stories.


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