Since its establishment in 1979, Acorn Press has been publishing books for Australians that are thoughtful, well informed and written from a Christian perspective. Acorn’s aim is to produce books which challenge readers to think about the issues we face in twenty-first century life and to enable us to effectively engage the world we live in. In January 2017, the Acorn Press brand was acquired by the Bible Society Australia group. For further details, follow this link.
The ACT Government offers an ACT Book of the Year Award for excellence in literature, valued at $10,000 for the winner, $2,000 for any highly commended book and $1,000 for each shortlisted book. The Award aims to support the development of ACT-based writers, promotes writing in the ACT, and contributes to a positive writing culture for the ACT.
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.
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.
The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fiction Lab Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction is an annual writing prize that aims to unearth new, audacious, authentic and/or inauthentic voices from both Australia and the world. Submissions should convey meaning using unorthodox form, or style, or voice, or pointof-view, or approach/method, etc.
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.
Australia’s largest university now has its own publishing arm, with the establishment of 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.
Peppermint is an Australian quarterly print magazine focused on style, sustainability and substance. Covering slow food, ethical fashion, natural living, health and beauty, diversity, social entrepreneurs and more, it was created for the rapidly growing number of individuals who appreciate good design and creativity, but also care about social and environmental issues and things that matter.
Rockpool Publishing is an Australian owned publisher, specialising in mind-body-spirit, family & health, and sport & recreation non-fiction publishing. Australian Trade distribution is handled by Herron Book Distributors, and Mind-Body-Spirit shops through Brumby Sunstate.
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.
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.