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Independent Publisher Contact / Review List

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Having gathered from comments and discussions on the ever unfolding eVolution forum, that many people lack or have limited knowledge of Indie publishing houses, it occurred to us that it might be useful to invite people to help compile a list of recommendations and to invite comments from those who have experience with them, outlining how the process worked with each publisher.

This will enable us to build up a picture of what publishers are interested in what and how prefer manuscripts to be presented and delivered. We would also invite any thoughts, comments and suggestions and of course, links to Indie publisher websites.

Do you have any experiences with the below that you’d be willing to share? Post it in a comment below. We’ll add to this list continually as more reviews and recommendations come in. If you would like to submit your experience anonymously, please use the contact us form

For further information on Independent Publishing in Australia, you should also check out SPUNC: the Small Press Network (who our Alex is a new board member of!).

To begin with, we have a list of publishers provided by the wonderful Alex Adsett, fleshed out with contact, and submission details by Min Dean:

 

Ford St Publishing

Contact name: Paul Collins
Website: fordstreetpublishing.com
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Ford St Publishing below in a comment.

 

Text Publishing

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: textpublishing.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Text Publishing below in a comment.

 

Scribe Publications

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: scribepublications.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Scribe Publications below in a comment.

 

University of Queensland Press

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: uqp.uq.edu.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with UQP below in a comment.

 

Sleepers Publishing

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website:  sleeperspublishing.com
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
– personal favourite of Alex Adsett’s!

 

Twelfth Planet Press

Contact name: Alisa Krasnostein
Website: twelfthplanetpress.com
Submissions | Full contact details
Notes: Won a World Fantasy Award last year!
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Twelfth Planet Press below in a comment.

 

Fremantle Press

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: fremantlepress.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Fremantle Press below in a comment.

 

Melbourne University Press (Political)

Contact name:  know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: mup.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Melb Uni Press below in a comment.

 

Transit Lounge

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: transitlounge.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Transit Lounge below in a comment.

 

New Frontier

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: newfrontier.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with New Frontier below in a comment.

 

Spineless Wonders

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: shortaustralianstories.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Spineless Wonders below in a comment.

 

Spinifex Press (Feminist)

Contact name: Susan Hawthorne
Website: spinifexpress.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Spinifex Press below in a comment.

 

Ticonderoga Publications

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: ticonderogapublications.com
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Ticonderoga Publications below in a comment.

 

Blue Quoll Books

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: bluequollpublishing.blogspot.com.au
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Blue Quoll Books below in a comment.

 

Hootenanny Books

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: hootenannybooks.com
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Hootenanny Books below in a comment.

 

Giramondo Publishing

Contact name: David Brooks
Website: giramondopublishing.com
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Giramondo Publishing below in a comment.

 

Five Island Press (Poetry)

Contact name: know who to talk to? Leave their name in a comment below.
Website: fiveislandspress.com
Submissions | Full contact details
Reviews:
Please submit your experiences with Five Island Press below in a comment.

3 Responses

  1. Maureen says:

    This Indie House accepts unsolicited literary fiction, non fiction and poetry.

    http://www.giramondopublishing.com/

    I think it is run by the University of Western Sydney.

    • Yes, Giramondo is David Brooks’ creation isn’t it? Another person who have been very generous in his devotion to Australian literature and in helping young and emerging writers break out into the literary scene.

  2. I can’t think of any others… This is great that you are compiling this list to help out emerging writers. Have you looked at this http://spunc.com.au/what-is-spunc? They are a Small Press Network.

    Also 5 Island Press, which begun in Wollongong driven by the devotion that Ron Pretty has for Australian poetry and has now moved to Melbourne University http://fiveislandspress.com/.

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