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 […]

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.

Peridis Publishing

Educational

Peridis Publishing (formerly PCS Publications) has been a provider of quality teaching and learning resources for schools, college, TAFEs, Registered Training Organisations, private training organisations and Australian Technical Colleges. The core activity is development of a range of selected texts, workbooks and teacher guides that are designed to assist students in vocational education and training […]

Iron Bridge Publishing (Queensland)

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

Iron Bridge Publishing is a publishing start-up with a mission: we want to help people to do good in the world. We believe in the basic goodness of humanity, and we want to help “do-gooders” tell the world about their work, to help inspire and enable ordinary people to do good too. Based in Brisbane, […]

Storytorch Press

Children's

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 […]

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.

Interventions Incorporated (Victoria)

Biographies

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.

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 […]

Bad Apple Press

Biographies

Bad Apple Press began in October 2018, founded by two ex-Finch Publishing staff, Samantha Miles and Sonya Danaher. We specialise in publishing non-fiction narrative writing with an emphasis on memoir. We also like to publish books on health, fitness, psychology, lifestyle and self-help. We aim to connect readers directly with our books and our authors, […]

Wild Dog Books (Victoria)

Children's

Wild Dog Books focuses on award-winning children’s non-fiction, with a strong emphasis on words being supported by photographs. We marry the right amount of text to stunning images so that the meaning is memorable. Our catchline is ‘Explaining the complex simply’.  We are currently distributed by Simon & Schuster.

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 […]

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 […]

National Library of Australia Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

Biographies

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)

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.

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.

John Chapman (Victoria)

Reference (including cooking, travel, religion)

Australia is a great country for outdoor activities like bushwalking (walking, tramping or backpacking), rock climbing and photography. These are my favourite activities and I have shared them through the medium of writing books and magazine articles for many years.

Hardie Grant Publishing (Victoria)

Biographies

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)

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.

Tiliqua Press (New South Wales)

Educational

Tiliqua Press is a boutique publisher based in Sydney, Australia. We love printed things and we believe that there are plenty of people who feel the way we do. Our aim is to produce useful and interesting printed ‘objects’, books, and a magazine for designers in Australia and New Zealand (markets that we believe are […]

Boolarong Press (Queensland)

Biographies

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.

Big Sky Publishing (New South Wales)

Biographies

Big Sky Publishing is an Australian owned, independent publisher specialising in producing the highest quality books and corporate products. We are passionate about what we do and work closely with our authors and clients to produce books and products of exceptional quality and design. Our specialisation includes the following areas: We are committed to flexible. […]

Magabala Books (Western Australia)

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

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.

Ventura Press

Educational

Ventura Press is one of Sydney’s leading independent book publishers. Synonymous with high-quality titles and internationally respected authors, Ventura publishes a broad range of engaging fiction and non-fiction books – each with the aim of enhancing the lives of readers.  Their mission is to provide boutique, innovative and exciting publishing to Australia and the world, and […]

Aboriginal Studies Press

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

Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is the Australian Institute of Aboriginal of Torres Strait Islander Studies’ (AIATSIS) publishing arm and Australia’s leading publisher of Australian Indigenous studies. We have an eye for identifying compelling and award-winning narratives that capture the unique heritage and diverse lives of Australia’s first peoples. We pride ourselves on our ethical publishing […]

Wild Dingo Press (Victoria)

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

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 […]

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 […]

Overland (Victoria)

Literary fiction

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)

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

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)

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 […]

Lacuna Publishing (New South Wales)

Literary fiction

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)

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

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)

Literary fiction

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)

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

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


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