Small & Independent Publisher Directory


852 Press

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

ACER Press

ACER Press is the publishing arm of the Australian Council for Educational Research. We put quality and excellence – for all professionals in and around education – at the core of our products and services. With our focus on evidence and research in support of improved practice and outcomes, ACER Press provides the perfect platform […]

Acorn Press (Victoria)

Acorn Press Limited was established in 1979 to publish books written mostly by Australian authors to meet needs in Australian society and the Christian church.  Since 1979, Acorn Press has published a wide range of books – ethics, theology, Bible studies, biography, spiritual issues, cross-cultural mission, world  religions, indigenous affairs, women’s leadership, as well as […]

Affirm Press (Victoria)

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

Alphabet Soup Books

Alphabet Soup Books is an independent children’s publisher sparking a love of poetry and wordplay. Based in Perth, Western Australia, we focus on creating quality anthologies of poetry for 21st century children.

Amba Press

Amba Press is an independent Australian educational publisher, focused on producing contemporary resources for the home and classroom.

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I am looking to self publish my unpublished and out of print manuscripts, as well as short story collections that my husband wrote and which were published in literary journals worldwide.

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Apothecary Archive

Apothecary Archive publishes, archives and distributes poetic material with a particular interest in creative production that combines text and image. In 2020 the long-running poetry publisher Five Islands Press became an imprint of Apothecary Archive. Apothecary Archive created The Atomic Book, a digital archive of the work of Outlier Artist Anthony Mannix and distributes The […]

Australian Book Review (Victoria)

A Powerful Generator of Literary Ideas Founded in 1961 in Adelaide by Max Harris and Rosemary Wighton, Australian Book Review (ABR) has long been a vital part of Australia’s cultural life. Over its ten print and digital editions each year, the magazine publishes in-depth literary criticism as well as new poetry, short stories, essays, commentaries […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Birdfish Books

Birdfish Books is a micro press based in Central Victoria. We publish works of original contemporary poetry by Australian authors, including both well-known and previously published poets with established reputations and emerging voices.

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 […]

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.

Bobby Graham Publishers

BG Publishers (BGP) is a Canberra-based digital consultancy that specialises in alternative digital document conversion and production. BGP makes digital content web accessible, both online and for iPad and smart phones. The BGP team of digital experts has skills in document conversions, HTML and PDF accessibility, information design, HTML classification, content analysis and search engine […]

Bonfire Books

Bonfire Books is an Australian independent publisher founded in 2019 to find the best in new writing and the lost works of our literary inheritance. We note a lack of perspectives in the Australian mainstream that adequately address the rushing complexity of contemporary life. We seek to uphold the best of our literary tradition and […]

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.

Bowman & Hawkes (Victoria)

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

Broughton Publishing Pty Ltd (Victoria)

Broughton Publishing Pty Ltd is the official publishing arm of the Anglican Church in Australia. Our core publications are A Prayer Book for Australia and the annual Lectionary. We also provide Anglican clergy with an online service which helps them in their worship planning and this is called ‘epray’.

Busybird Publishing (Victoria)

Busybird Publishing was born in 2009 with a single title called [untitled] with the view to publish new and emerging writers. We have now grown into a micro publisher with 2 anthologies as well as books on writing amongst others. We are most proud of our monthly open mic nights and mentorship of new and […]

Celapene Press (Victoria)

great books for great children Celapene Press was established in 2005 to promote emerging Australian authors. Our goal is to publish 2-3 great books for great children per year. We focus on stories that examine issues that today’s young readers can relate to as well as stories that entertain.  

CEP

Since 1922, CEP (Christian Education Publications) has been resourcing churches, schools and individuals in Australia and around the world with professional, high quality and easily accessible publications. As a publisher we are passionate about strengthening and equipping children, youth and families and those who teach them, as well as nurturing faith and developing biblical literacy […]

Christmas Press (New South Wales)

Children's

Beautiful Childrens Books Founded in 2013, Christmas Press is an acclaimed publisher of great children’s books. Our books are published in three imprints: Eagle Books (adventure novels for middle-grade and YA readers), Second Look (reprints of great Australian children’s fiction, poetry and plays) and the main imprint, Christmas Press (chapter books/junior fiction, illustrated anthologies and […]

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 […]

Cordite Publishing Inc. (Victoria)

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.

Currency Press

Currency Press is the oldest, independently owned, active Australian publisher. It is a unique institution in Australia and a rare one in world publishing: a publishing house that subsists principally on the work of the local performing arts.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

em PRESS (Victoria)

Award winning cross cultural work emPRESS Publishing specialises in Australian landscapes and their historical and cultural contexts. em PRESS is particularly interested in fusing Indigenous, European settler and nature-based readings of the landscape to provide a deeper, truer viewpoint of our country’s heritage.  em PRESS has published two award winning books in recent years: The […]

Exploring Eden Media Pty Ltd (New South Wales)

Histories

Exploring Eden Media creates travel and lifestyle guides for inquisitive souls, written by people with home-grown, expert advice to share.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Fremantle Press (Western Australia)

Quality and Diversity Fremantle Press is an independent not-for-profit publishing house renowned for producing books of high quality. Our publications include works by new and established Western Australian authors. A key component of Fremantle Press’s publishing program is our Indigenous titles list, which is highly regarded nationally and internationally.

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 […]

Ghost Owl Press

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

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 […]

Grapple Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

Books that hook and hold.   Grapple Publishing is a small independent publisher based in Canberra. We began publishing in 2014 with our yearly flagship publication The Grapple Annual, a calendar-based anthology of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, art, and more. Grapple Publishing has plans to expand and publish a variety of other works in the […]

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.

Griffith REVIEW (Queensland)

Griffith Review is a leading Australian literary journal offering fresh takes on big ideas. Each quarterly edition is loosely themed around a particular concept and features essays, memoir, short stories, visual essays and poetry by emerging and established writers.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Interactive Publications (IP)

IP (Interactive Publications Pty Ltd) has been in business since 1994 and now publishes 20+ titles per year globally. We are the second largest publisher of literary titles in Queensland. A hybrid publisher, we offer royalty contracts to high quality work, but also use our expertise to assist corporate clients and individuals who want to […]

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.

J.J. Gately (Western Australia)

Jess Gately is a freelance editor specialising in speculative fiction. She is the President of Editors WA (a branch of the Institute of Professional Editors) and holds a Master’s in Professional Writing and Publishing from Curtin University where her thesis focused on the editorial approach to fictional languages in science fiction and fantasy manuscripts. She […]

John Chapman (Victoria)

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Library For All

Library For All supports global literacy by ensuring access to engaging and culturally relevant books and learning materials for those least served by formal education.

Liquid Amber Press

Liquid Amber Press is a small publishing house with a special focus on poetry in dialogue with the visual. In addition to publishing in print, we support the experience of poetry in readings and exhibitions. We were established in 2020, in part as a COVID antidote, and have grown a fabulous circle of poet authors, […]

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.

Little Ivory Haus

Children’s picture book Author, Laura Feldman, calls Ballarat in Victoria home sweet home, where she lives with her husband and two young kids. Those little rascals are the inspiration behind all the magic, inspiring her to write stories that entertain and make them laugh. Laura’s journey to “authorhood” began with her first picture book, “Lockdown […]

Living book press

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

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 […]

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.

Mediacom Education Inc

Mediacom Education is the Publishing and Resourcing Incorporated service the Uniting Church and mainstream Christian denominations in Australia.

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 […]

Melliodora Publishing (Victoria)

Educational

Melliodora is a small specialist publisher dedicated to producing a limited range of books and other media by David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, and other authors. Our titles aim to support individuals in their personal permaculture journeys. We are guided by the permaculture ethics in each step of the book creation and distribution process, through […]

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 […]

Monash University Publishing

Monash University Publishing publishes scholarship of the highest standard across the humanities and social sciences, and specialises in Asian Studies, Politics, Education, Communications, and the study of Australian history, culture and literature.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Pademelon Press Pty Ltd (New South Wales)

The mission of Pademelon Press is to publish and distribute quality Australian early childhood teacher resource and reference books to assist teachers and carers in their task of educating and caring for children. Pademelon Press was created in 1990 by Rodney and Carmel Kenner, who are two of the founders of The Book Garden, Australia’s […]

Palaver

Scholarly/academic

Palaver is a start-up publishing operation associated with (but not owned by) an NGO called Global Reconciliation (www.globalreconciliation.org), together with a journal called the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, with the aim of fostering new thinking in the fields of ethics and reconciliation.

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 […]

Peridis Publishing

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 […]

Pitt Street Poetry

Pitt Street Poetry was founded by Linsay and John Knight in 2012 as an imprint of Entirely Beautiful Books Pty Ltd. Since then PSP has published 54 books of poetry, mainly by contemporary Aussie poets but also by poets currently situated in England, Scotland, Iceland, Poland and the USA. Our poets and our books have […]

Planetary Press and Publishing

Founded by Global Award-Winning Author Leanne Murner, a passionate storyteller and a mum to 5 boys based in Newcastle NSW Australia. Leanne has bought together a team of experienced editors, Illustrators, and publishing professionals creating a dedicated community that understands the challenges and joys of the writing process. She believe that every writer has a […]

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.

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.

Queensland Writers Centre (Queensland)

Connection and creativity. Queensland Writers Centre strives for more Australian writers to have sustainable careers, and to be read and enjoyed throughout the world.  In our 22 year history QWC has remained an essential organisation for writers and Australian literature. We encourage connection and creativity through the art and business of writing. We celebrate the […]

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, […]

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry (Victoria)

Rabbit was founded in July 2011 by Jessica Wilkinson, and since that time the editorial team have produced 25 issues, with issue 26 due for release before the end of 2018. As a print-only journal, Rabbit prides itself on its production quality, and encourages readers to return to its contents again and again. Rabbit includes […]

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 […]

Recent Work Press (Australian Capital Territory)

Recent Work Press is a small press imprint based in the ACT, Australia. We publish poetry, short fiction and non fiction, and other short-form textual experiments. We aim to make all our work available in attractive, paperback editions priced to make good work accessible.

Rough Draft (Victoria)

Small Melbourne publisher   Rough Draft is a small Melbourne publisher, started in 2011. We publish high-quality fiction and non-fiction, by Australian and international authors. Our books are available from good bookshops and online.

Scribe Publications (Victoria)

Scribe has been operating as a wholly independent trade-publishing house for more than 35 years. What started off in 1976 as a desire on publisher Henry Rosenbloom’s part to publish ‘serious non-fiction’ as a one-man band has turned into a multi-award-winning company with over a dozen staff members in two locations — Melbourne, Australia and […]

Serenity Press (Western Australia)

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

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 […]

SisterShip Press

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

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 […]

Snowgum Press

Snowgum Press publishes illustrated books featuring the photography of the owner David Neilson. To date it has published three books: WILSON PROMONTORY – Coastal Wildness ISBN: HB 0958575363, SC 0958575355 Two editions:1996 and 2001. Combined sales 8000 copies. Distribution: Snowgum Press and Dennis Jones & Associates PATAGONIA – Images of a Wild Land ISBN: 0958575304 […]

Spineless Wonders (New South Wales)

Short Australian stories   Specialising in publishing short Australian stories in print, digital and audio formats.

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 […]

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 […]

StudiOh!

Located in Sydney Australia, StudiOh! is an independent publisher of art, design and popular culture titles. The current publishing list focuses on books produced by Graham Rendoth, a visual artist and sole director of StudiOh! Several books of drawings have been produced, including limited editions and print-on-demand. Graham Rendoth is founder and design strategist of […]

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 […]

Sydney University Press (New South Wales)

publishing in fields of importance Sydney University Press is a high quality scholarly publisher focusing on research-based scholarly works. We publish in series in several scholarly fields, including Australian literature, Australian archaeology and Aboriginal pre-history, Animal Publics (human-animal studies). Other fields of interest include Australian history, education, public health and social issues. We publish around […]

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 […]

Text Publishing (Victoria)

three-time small publisher of the year   Text Publishing was formed in Melbourne in 1994. We publish a very broad range of fiction and non-fiction, international and local, books for adults and young adults. Text won Small Publisher of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The Book Incubator

At the Book Incubator™, we provide safe, nurturing and inclusive opportunities for people of all ages to tell, write and publish their personal stories. Our programs are designed to reconnect to themselves and to their communities. Founded in 2013 by Kate Heaslip, the Book Incubator™ provides a safe and authentic place for people to tell […]

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.

Thinkingreadforum.org

The activities of the Thinking Read forum is to promote humanities, arts sciences and allied studies, submit articles to suitable publications, promote reading and to establish an online humanities resource centre including reading list , host an author’s panel and related activities.

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.

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.

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 […]

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.

University of Queensland Press (Queensland)

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ventura Press

Fiction

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 […]

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 […]

Wakefield Press (South Australia)

Wakefield Press has had five incarnations, and is a leading independent publishing company based in Adelaide, South Australia. The current version, which turned 25 in 2014, is a commercial publishing company that releases around 50 titles each year on a diverse range of topics including literary and popular fiction, history, biography, art, poetry, food, wine, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Wild Dog Books (Victoria)

Wild Dog Books is a multi-award-winning Australian independent publisher. We publish beautiful picture books and brilliant non-fiction that children love to devour. At Wild Dog we know the power of a great story told well, and we are wild about using story to get young readers excited. The Wild Dog list is where you will find the best Australian […]

Wild Orange Publishing Pty Limited

Founder Jennifer Scott Mitchell trained in the film and television industries as an editor and post production supervisor and so Wild Orange also incorporates a filmic storytelling approach in its work. Jennifer later developed skills and experiences in commercialising IP and content within the creative industries including leading cross border teams in other publishing ventures. […]

Windy Hollow Books

Windy Hollow Books is a publisher of beautiful children’s picture books. We are committed to producing high quality, literary picture books that children will cherish. We love to find and work with new and upcoming authors and illustrators as well as established creators. At the 2020 Bologna International Book Fair we won the BOP for […]

Wombat Books

Wombat Books is a small publisher creating quality books to respect life, in all its forms. We publish books with new and established authors. We have a particular interest in Australian books. Wombat Books will consider new publications through a traditional process from predominantly Australian authors. We are primarily interested in books for children including […]

Yellow Brick Books (Queensland)

Founded in 2016, Yellow Brick Books is an emerging children’s publisher focused on creating quirky, fun and engaging books that will become future classics. We publish picture books and early readers that the kids of today will want to share with their own children in the future. Our books are quality publications with engaging stories […]


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