Small & Independent Publisher Directory


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 […]

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)

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

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

Animal Dreaming Publishing (New South Wales)

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

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

Atlas Productions (Queensland)

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

Atlas Productions (Books) is a boutique media-based business in Queensland, Australia. We publish approximately ten titles a year in a wide range of genres. Atlas Productions consists of writers, editors, designers and publishers and we love the written word. We work with each of our authors to build a successful and harmonious long-term relationship. Connect […]

Australian Book Review (Victoria)

Literary fiction

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)

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 […]

Backroom Press (Western Australia)

Children's

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 […]

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, […]

Bare Bear Media (New South Wales)

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

Young dynamic organization whose purpose is create quality, wholesome computer games tied in to books.

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 […]

Black Phoenix Publishing Collective

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

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

Blue Vapours Publishing

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

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

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 […]

Book Ink Publishing

Children's

Book Ink Publishing is a small independent publishing company that was started by Laura Giuffrida-Keogh in 2018. Our aim is to publish books about things we love, with a focus on children’s books about Australian people and places. We are proud to have launched the business with our first picture book, ‘Australia is our home.’ […]

booksbydalmau (Victoria)

booksbydalmau is the online portal for all things books – new release reviews, book images, book trivia, book quotes, industry updates, and event management. It sits alongside marydalmau.com With forty years bookselling behind me, I am a professional proofreader, literary events manager, library senior advisor, and book reviewer for national radio. I have in the […]

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.

Bowman & Hawkes (Victoria)

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

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

Brio Books

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

Founded in 2011, Brio Books (formerly Xoum Publishing) is an independent Australian trade publishing company based in Sydney. We publish approximately 20–25 fiction and non-fiction books a year by Australian and New Zealand authors under five imprints: Brio, our literary list; Xoum, our general fiction and non-fiction list; Seizure, our incubator for new talent; Fantastica, […]

Broughton Publishing Pty Ltd (Victoria)

Other

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.  

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)

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

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

Cordite Publishing Inc. (Victoria)

Essays

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.

Crotchet Quaver (Western Australia)

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

Creating and offering noteworthy publications for the discerning reader. Crotchet Quaver began by publishing anthologies of short stories produced by the Born Storytellers. It has developed into a small press dedicated to creating beautiful books.

Daisy Lane Publishing (New South Wales)

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

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

Dirt Lane Press (New South Wales)

Children's

Founded in February 2016, we are a not-for-profit publisher of quality books based in Orange NSW Australia. We specialise in unconventional books for young readers, but our books are really for all readers because we all hunger for the unusual and the unexpected in both story and imagery. Dirt Lane Press offers books that promise […]

EJR Language Service Pty. Ltd. (Queensland)

Children's

EJR Language Service Pty. Ltd. is involved in both translation and publishing. We have the linguistic and technical expertise to publish texts in English, Russian or Japanese, and, with linguistic support, have also published books in Ukrainian and Chinese. Our publications include literary translations of works by the holistic Ukrainian educator Vasily Sukhomlinsky, a book […]

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 […]

Envirobook

Children's

Envirobook is an independent Australian publishing house specialising in natural science, travel, Aboriginal and Australiana. We also distribute for most Australian publishers to non-book trade accounts, e.g. national parks, outdoor shops, art galleries, etc.

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 […]

For Pity Sake Publishing (New South Wales)

Children's

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

Ford Street Publishing (Victoria)

Children's

Merit and Excellence   We have published 75 titles to date. In our inaugural year, we published two titles and on average we publish 11 titles annually. Our small list allows us to focus on literary merit and excellence in design. Our first ever title was shortlisted in the 2008 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, and […]

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.

Giramondo Publishing (New South Wales)

Literary fiction

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 […]

Glimmer Press

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

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

Golden Mean Books (New South Wales)

Biographies

Golden Mean Books, a boutique publishing house, is a newly registered business established in June 2018. Désirée Delaloye – the founder of Golden Mean Books – decided to create a dedicated book publishing business and take her 18+ years experience in Book Design, Production and Publishing through her other business – Design-Arts, a graphic design, […]

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)

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.

Griffith REVIEW (Queensland)

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

an uncanny ability to anticipate emerging trends Since 2003, Griffith REVIEW has been the leading literary magazine in Australia with an uncanny ability to anticipate emerging trends. Each themed collection presents fresh insights and analysis of the big issues from pre-eminent Australian and international writers. Its unique model features a mix of essays, memoir, reportage, […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

in case of emergency press

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

We exist to service emerging writers who are sick of emerging and are ready for the full emergency. We are a not-for-loss publisher. The poor sods who do the work are not interested in making money; we just don’t want to lose money. This means we only hold small quantities of stock and print on […]

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 […]

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.

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, […]

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.

Journeys to Words Publishing (Victoria)

Biographies

Journeys to Words Publishing is a new, small publisher whose books will begin to appear in April-May 2019. The publisher is focused on mature age writers who may have come later in life to their writing craft after careers elsewhere. Memoir, narrative non-fiction and creative non-fiction/fiction will dominate the releases. Books will be available in […]

Kids’ Own Publishing (Victoria)

Children's

Kids’ Own Publishing gives children a voice, facilitates community storytelling and embeds children directly into the world of books and literacy. Kids’ Own Publishing is a social purpose organisation that enables diverse communities to share their stories widely through an artist-led publishing process. Our vision is a world where books by children for children strengthen […]

Kill Your Darlings (Victoria)

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

Kill Your Darlings (KYD) was founded in 2010 by Hannah Kent and Rebecca Starford and is one of Australia’s most lively and entertaining online magazines. KYD embraces both high- and low-brow culture and publishes commentary, essays, fiction, interviews and reviews. In addition to championing Australian writers, KYD also produces a regular podcast, runs a monthly […]

Kirrily King Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

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

Kirrily King Publishing (under the imprints of aussiewriters/sbi/cre@tiveknowhow) publishes exceptional emerging Australian authors. This is the publishing company run by Suzanne Kiraly (www.suzannekiraly.com.au), who is a writer herself, a book coach and book whisperer. (i.e. it’s her mission and passion to discover and expose talented Aussie Writers on a regular basis).

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 […]

Lip Magazine (Victoria)

think about it Lip is an indie feminist magazine, published by Lip Media Inc., that aims to provide intelligent, thoughtful content for our equally intelligent and thoughtful readers. You may not find crass sex advice and body-shaming fashion pages here, but you will discover wonderful new female artists and musicians, a fresh outlook on feminism, […]

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.

Little Pink Dog Books

Little Pink Dog Books is a new Australian independent publisher specialising in picture books for children. We are based in Armidale, New South Wales and aim to publish books for the younger age group. We were formally Creative Characters Partnership based in the UK where we published twenty books for children.

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.

Mammoth Entertainment (New South Wales)

5 illustrated children’s books in development. 5 Apps in development.

Margaret River Press (Western Australia)

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

Family press for discerning readers.   Margaret River Press is a small family press established in 2011.    Margaret River Press publishes literary novels and anthologies from emerging and established writers and poets. We periodically publish lifestyle titles and may consider select commissioned works that meet the charter of the Press. We believe that fine literature […]

MidnightSun Publishing (South Australia)

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

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

Miscellaneous Press (Victoria)

Children's

A micro-publisher   A micro-publisher created by Karen Andrews. Based in Melbourne.

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)

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 […]

Obiter Publishing (Australian Capital Territory)

Essays

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.

Ocean Reeve Publishing (Queensland)

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

Ocean Reeve Publishing is an assisted independent book publisher in Australia. We have ensured we have the best people – the most creative – the most professional – managing your creative journey and publishing vision. After all, your book is a legacy and the emotion attached to it needs to be valued and a duty […]

Odyssey Books (Australian Capital Territory)

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

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

On The Stone (New South Wales)

Corporate or funded/sponsored publications

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)

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

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

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.

Pademelon Press Pty Ltd (New South Wales)

Children's

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

Fiction

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)

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

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

pinknantucket press (Victoria)

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

Journals from Melbourne   pinknantucket press is a small Melbourne-based publisher. Our publications include Materiality, a journal about the material world, and CRANK (think an extended version of an obscure letters to the editor page). We have published five themed Materiality issues to date: BOOK, TIME, PRECIOUS, SURFACE and FAKE. CRANK is published intermittently as […]

Portside Review

Essays

Portside Review is a digital space for essays, interviews, reviews, poems, and so much more. Portside Review publishes four issues per year from it’s website and is open for submissions all year round. Each issue is subscriber-based, at an annual fee of AUD $70. Portside Review is one of many Centre for Stories projects that […]

Ptilotus Press (Northern Territory)

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

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

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

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)

Other

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)

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

Quemar Press was founded in 2016 as a publishing house with a focus on publishing new work and also preserving works which are little known in a Modern Australian context. With this emphasis on new and classic work, often by women, Quemar Press has published new, experimental novels and new poetry collections by award-winning author, […]

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry (Victoria)

Poetry

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 […]

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.

Real Film and Publishing (Victoria)

Biographies

Real Film and Publishing is a Melbourne-based production company dedicated to telling real stories through books and film. Real Film and Publishing was established in 2012 by Romy Moshinsky, a writer and editor committed to producing beautifully designed non-fiction books. She works in collaboration with writer Georgie Raik-Allen and a team of talented book designers […]

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.

Red Paper Kite (Western Australia)

Children's

Red Paper Kite is Australia’s newest, small independent publisher of Children’s picture books. Our creative team of inclusively minded people is spread across Australia and the rest of the world. We believe multicultural collaborations beautifully translate into richer stories… Our philosophy is simple: creating quality picture books filled with quirky stories and a strong focus […]

Rough Draft (Victoria)

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

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.

Scale Free Network (Victoria)

Scale Free Network (SFN) began in 2008 as a collaboration between visual artist (Briony Barr), art educator (Jacqueline Smith) and microbial ecologist (Dr Gregory Crocetti). Based in Melbourne, Australia, SFN creates workshops, exhibitions and interactive installations for children and adults, combining both artistic and scientific themes. Focused on the microscopic world as a source of […]

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)

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

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

Shooting Star Press (A Division of Beeline Partnerships Pty Ltd) (Australian Capital Territory)

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

Welcome to Shooting Star Press – where we publish everybody’s stories. At Shooting Star we specialise in telling your story, our story, your children’ stories – everybody’s story. We publish in paperback and digitally, and we specialise in stories by Australian women, children and First Australians. We print and publish locally supporting Australian small business […]

Snowgum Press

Illustrated/Picture Books/Graphic Novels

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)

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 […]

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 […]

StudiOh!

Illustrated/Picture Books/Graphic Novels

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

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 […]

Sydney University Press (New South Wales)

Professional

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)

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

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

The Book Incubator

Biographies

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)

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.

Thinkingreadforum.org

Scholarly/academic

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.

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 […]

Tiny Owl Workshop (Queensland)

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

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

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.

University of Queensland Press (Queensland)

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

Vagabond Press (New South Wales)

Essays

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

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 […]

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)

Biographies

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

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 […]

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.

Wild Orange Publishing Pty Limited

Children's

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. […]

Wombat Books

Children's

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)

Children's

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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