Great children’s stories and illustrations have immense power over us: their images and stories stay with us and help shape the way we see the world. Berbay Publishing produces such books. Berbay Publishing brings depth to beautiful children’s picture books that are unique and eclectic, topics that are poignant and imaginative and artwork that is simply stunning.
MidnightSun loves beautiful, unusual, striking, sexy and challenging books and takes pride in publishing exciting new Australian writers who might have been rejected elsewhere. MidnightSun books have won the Commonwealth Book Prize, been honoured by the CBCA awards, and more.
Simon & Schuster Australia is part of the CBS Corporation and is a major force in today’s publishing industry, dedicated to bringing an extensive range of books, in all formats, into the hands of readers. Simon & Schuster Australia publishes and distributes a variety of books in Australia and New Zealand across a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.
The Ampersand Prize aims to find brilliant debut novels by YA and middle-grade writers. Since its launch, the Ampersand Prize has quickly become the premier award for debut novelists in Australia and New Zealand. Manuscripts must be full-length novels. MG novels are usually between 30,000 and 50,000 words long. YA novels are usually between 50,000 and 90,000 words long.
The Bath Children’s Novel invites entries from children’s novelists of any nationality or perspective. All genres of chapter, middle grade and young adult novels are eligible – from funny to dark, fashionable to forever, fantastic to futuristic.The Bath Children’s Novel Award is a prize for unpublished and self-published novelists.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-two Nobel Prizes in literature.
The Somerset National Novella Writing Competition is offered by Somerset College and is part of its Celebration of Literature Festival. Competition open to all Australian secondary students. Entrants must be under 19 years of age at close of entries. Required word length is 8,000 to 20,000 words.
The Text Publishing Company has interests across the spectrum of quality fiction and non-fiction. The company publishes approximately 100 titles a year into a growing list. Specialisation: Trade publisher of general fiction and non-fiction. Fiction includes both literary and quality commercial fiction.
Upstart Press publishes a wide variety of New Zealand books, including fiction, non-fiction, and children’s. Our sports titles are published under the new imprint of Mower. Since its foundation, Upstart Press has published 50 books and many eBooks, with more than 20 new titles being added each year.