Independent publisher, helping Australian writers publish their works. Imprint of Corven.


The Allen & Unwin Crime Fiction Prize is open to all unpublished full-length manuscripts in the crime or thriller genres written by residents of Australia and New Zealand

Allen & Unwin
Every year
Submission Information
Entries must be a minimum length of 60,000 words and a maximum of 120,000 words. Both debut writers and already-published writers are eligible to enter.

Branch of Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd). Association of publishing professionals, including editors, designers, illustrators, typesetters, proofreaders, desktop publishers and publishing consultants dedicated to excellence in publishing in Queensland. Seminars and workshops are held regularly.


Margaret River Press is an indepdendent, innovative Western Australian publisher. Publishes high-end literary fiction, crime, the best short stories currently being written in Australia and beautifully designed leisure and lifestyle titles.

(08) 9757 6009
0409 549 311
Tips & General Information
Submissions should be presented in 12 point font, with double line spacing, a header with the title, name of author and footer with page numbers. Left and right hand margins at 3.5 cm. Please ensure that titles, headings and textual breaks are clearly marked.

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.

(02) 99836600
Tips & General Information
Not currently accepting unsolicited material.

The Adelaide Writers’ Week is Adelaide’s premier literary festival.

The Bath Novel Award is an annual £2,000 prize for  prize for unpublished and self-published or independently published novelists in any genre written for adult or young adult (13+) readers. The award is open to writers of any nationality, genre and perspective and has a strong track record in helping emerging writers to further their writing careers. 2019 dates to be confirmed.

Bendigo Writers Festival aims to provide a forum to meet and talk about books and writing, and, mostly, to enjoy the conviviality of a festival set in View Street, Bendigo.

Betty Trask left a bequest to the Society of Authors in 1983 to fund prizes for first novels written by authors under the age of 35 in a traditional or romantic, but not experimental, style.

Society of Authors

Varuna, the National Writers House invites writers living in New South Wales and the greater Sydney area to apply for a two-week residency at this historic home in the Blue Mountains. Residency dates for 2017 are 11-24 September. For full details of the program and to apply, see the website.

Varuna – The Writers’ House

The prize was created to discover and publish new writing talent. The winner of the prize is offered a publishing contract with Impress books with the aim of publishing the book in the year following the award. The Impress team also looks at all entries, whether on the shortlist or not, with a view to publication by Impress Books. 2019 dates to be confirmed

Knightville Poetry Contest: Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. Machigonne Fiction Contest: Submit up to 5000 words of prose, anything from flash to long stories. Novel excerpts are welcome, as long as the manuscript functions as a stand-alone story. Previously unpublished work only. International submissions welcome.

The New Guard Literary Review

Perth International Arts Festival curates and presents an annual arts festival of the highest international quality. PIAF aspires to create new work and stimulate discourse about Western Australia and our place in a complex and political world. As a sub-strand of PIAF, the Perth Writers Festival aims to showcase and celebrate the written and spoken word. Participants include poets, novelists, social commentators, filmmakers, artists and musicians.

Perth International Arts Festival

The Young Australian Christian Writer Award is given annually for the best unpublished manuscript by an Australian citizen under 30 years of age. With the Young Australian Christian Writer Award Sparklit discovers and nurtures writers of the future.

The Tasmanian Writers & Readers Festival, run biennially by the Tasmanian Writers Centre, unites writers and readers from across the state and Australia through masterclasses, discussion forums, spoken word events, children’s programs and more. The festival occupies various spaces throughout the historic Hadley’s Orient Hotel and encourages all members of the community to engage with their fellow readers and writers through the power of storytelling.

Tasmanian Writers’ Centre

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.

The Tom Howard and Margaret Reid poetry contests are open to all poems written in English.  There are no restrictions on age or country. TOM HOWARD PRIZE: $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre MARGARET REID PRIZE: $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style Length limit: 250 lines per poem.


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.