An independent publisher established over 20 years ago with offices in London and Sydney. Aurora Metro have published authors such as Germaine Greer, Suchen Christine Lim, Avi Sirlin, Sandro Martini, and more. Publishes fiction, non-fiction, biography, drama and playscripts, travel, and cookery books.
Adult literary fiction, non-fiction and fantasy. No poetry, screenplays, plays, or children’s. Please phone or email first to determine whether your kind of writing is of interest. Please let us know if any agents or publishers have seen any versions of the work. Member of the Australian Literary Agents’ Association.
Work represented: Non-fiction, especially travel narrative, memoir, biography, natural history. Most fiction considered including YA but NO speculative, fantasy, children’s, or poetry. Contact initially by phone or email. Please call during normal business hours Monday to Friday.
Each year, early career writers of migrant background are invited to apply for the Deborah Cass prize. The prize is in the memory of Deborah Cass. The granddaughter of Jewish immigrants, Deborah Cass became a prize-winning professor of International Law at the London School of Economics. After diagnosis of cancer, Deborah left her academic career and focused on creative writing. She had a number of short fiction pieces published, but was unable to realise her aim to complete a novel. With generous support from family and friends, this prize aims to help…
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.
Harbour Publishing House was founded by Michelle and Garry Evans in 2012. With over 25 combined years experience in the industry, Harbour Publishing is set to be a unique opportunity for those who live or identify with the coast to showcase their writing, art, music, film, cooking, photography.
Founded by Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent, Kill Your Darlings (KYD) is one of Australia’s leading arts and culture magazines. Beginning life as a print quarterly in 2010, KYD is today a vibrant and eclectic online magazine of commentary, essays, interviews, fiction and reviews.
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.
Soft Skull titles are a mix of fresh, cutting-edge, and literary voices. Soft Skull publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and anthologies, all of which collectively focus on current affairs and politics, counterculture, music, history, memoir, biography, religion, and philosophy. Originally founded in New York City, Soft Skull’s office moved to Berkeley, California in 2010.
Spinifex Press is an independent publisher with a focus on literary and feminist writing. Spinifex has developed a number of strong specialist lists including Indigenous, writing from Asia and Africa, lesbian books as well as women’s health, violence against women, racism and cultural opportunism, ecology and economics, war and exile, prostitution and pornography.
The Queensland Memory Awards are dedicated to supporting researchers of all kinds to interpret the collections of the John Oxley Library. Through deep engagement and interaction with the collections, these interpretations provide new insights into the collection and contribute new knowledge about Queensland’s history.
Ventura Press is one of Sydney’s leading independent publishers and has become synonymous with high quality titles and internationally respected authors. The Ventura list covers a unique and specific market – books to enhance life. Ventura publishes books on health and well being, family focus, memoir, general non-fiction and high end fiction.
Publishes science fiction, fantasy and horror stories, and poems. Welcomes new and established writers and artists. Has a preference for lighter, amusing styles of science fiction and fantasy, but will also consider more serious work for publication.
The Australian Society of Authors runs a national program of events every year for emerging and professional authors covering topics such as marketing and publicity, self-promotion, social media, ebooks and digital publishing, self-publishing, pitching your work, getting published, copyright, contracts and more.
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.
The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is unique among Australian writers’ festivals in being situated in the magnificent natural environs of the Bellingen River and Dorrigo World Heritage rainforest. The program focuses exclusively on Australian writers to showcase the diversity of talent in this country.
The Bendigo Writers Council helps facilitate the literary talent that exists in central Victoria by bringing together writers, poets and performers to share their work. The Council holds workshops and poetry readings monthly at various venues around Bendigo. It publishes a monthly newsletter, ‘Muse News’, available for members, who also receive discounts to all workshops. New members welcome.