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Biography/Memoir

Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is the publishing arm of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). ASP publishes about six titles each year, providing a view of Australian history that might otherwise remain invisible. Authors are indigenous and non-indigenous academic and general writers. The list includes books written collaboratively by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal writers.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Non-Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous
ACT Writers Centre

The ACT Writers Centre promotes writing-based culture and supports the rights and interests of writers throughout the ACT and region. The Centre also acts as an information and liaison centre for writers, publishers, and educational institutions. Members have access to the resource library, meeting room, and office equipment. The Centre publishes a monthly magazine with regional and national information on literary events and opportunities.

Allen & Unwin Pty Ltd

Allen & Unwin produces over 250 new titles each year in diverse areas including academic books, professional reference works, adult fiction, children's books and electronic publications. Most new books are released simultaneously in print and e-book format. The company is an independent fully Australian-owned company. Allen & Unwin books are available throughout the world, with distribution arrangements in the US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction

The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) Emerging Writers’ Mentorship Program provides winners with the opportunity to develop their early draft manuscript to a publishable standard with professional mentors. Applications are assessed on literary and artistic merit and developmental potential.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Indigenous, Travel

Asialink is Australia's leading centre for the promotion of public understanding of the countries of Asia and of Australia's role in the region. We are a key provider of information, training and professional networks.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories
Aulexic

An independent publisher specialising in books for children with language and literacy. Their mission? To foster a love of reading in all children by producing language rich, engaging, and entertaining books that inspire and empower children. Aulexic are committed to making a difference in the lives of children who struggle to learn to read and write because of dyslexia, autism, or other learning difficulties.

Digital/E-Publishing, Children/Young Adult, Education/Reference
1 week
Aurora Metro Books

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.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Travel

Australia's premier literary magazine of review and comment. Publishes reviews, essays, commentary and new writing. Committed to highlighting the full range of critical and creative writing from around Australia.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International

Whether you are looking to up-skill to improve your career prospects or are looking for an exciting new career opportunity, you will find a course to meet your needs in the Australian College's extensive course catalogue. Once you enrol, you not only get the course material but you will also get trainer guidance to help you through the course and answer any questions that you have. With over 100 courses on offer, Australian College will help meet your educational and career needs.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction, Romance, Short Stories

The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1968, we represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. They are advocates for the contribution of creators to Australia’s culture and economy; the importance of copyright for the common good. The Australian Copyright Council work to promote understanding of copyright law and its application, lobby for appropriate law reform and foster collaboration between content creators and consumers.

The Australian Copyright Council (ACC) is an independent non-profit organisation that provides information, advice and training about copyright in Australia. The ACC represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. ACC also produces publications, does research, and makes submissions on copyright policy issues.

Formed to provide a public presence and point of contact for literary agents and their staff. Members of the association are required to adhere to the principles outlined in the code of practice.

Publisher of scholarly books, periodicals and electronic products for all academic disciplines. Under the Arcadia imprint, a publisher of general books, principally history, biography and fiction. Specialisation: Academic and general non-fiction, history, biography, lifestyle, information, corporate, fiction.

Digital/E-Publishing, General Fiction, Short Stories
4 weeks

The ASA promotes and protects the professional interests of Australian literary creators, setting minimum recommended rates of pay for authors and illustrators, providing information about minimum recommended terms for contracts for writers and illustrators and campaigning for author and illustrator rights to government and industry. The ASA also provides a contract assessment service, individual advice for members, mentorships, professional development events and awards.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International

One of Australia's richest and most prestigious awards for an unpublished manuscript by a writer under the age of 35. Entrants must normally be residents of Australia. Entries must be either works of fiction, Australian history or biography. Full requirements are on the entry form, available from website or in The Australian newspaper.

General Fiction

The Australian Writers’ Centre opened in 2005 with just 2 courses. Today it boasts almost 30 courses that are available both face-to-face in Sydney or Melbourne, as well as online. Courses are presented by some of Australia’s most successful authors, journalists and business communication experts.

Digital/E-Publishing, Crime, General Fiction
Authors’ Agent, The

The Authors' Agent is an 'authors come first' agency, with a focus on building long-term writing careers for its clients. Under Brian Cook's stewardship, the strategic plan for the agency has two clear objectives. To continue to provide second-to-none personal service to its clients, while steadily growing the business through seeking out "unique, exciting, well-connected, market-savvy" writers who will be a good fit with the agency's style and ethos. Interested in general fiction and non-fiction, both adult and children's. Not academic, scientific, religious or poetry.

Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction
8 weeks
Bareknuckle Books

Bareknuckle Books champions the editorial principle to publish ‘only writing we fall in love with’. They publish ground-breaking, ambitious and beautifully written fiction, short stories, novellas, poetry, creative nonfiction and scholarly works.

General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry

Batemans Bay Writers Festival aims to inspire, entertain and educate readers and writers by providing an enjoyable cultural and literary experience involving authors, creative talents and like-minded people

Big Sky Publishing

Boutique publisher producing non-fiction books. Specialising in history, military history, self-help, autobiography, business, careers, environment, how-to guides, women's and men's interest, humour, lifestyle, Indigenous Studies and corporate publications.

Digital/E-Publishing, Non-Fiction
3 months

Black & White Publishing was founded in 1999 by Managing Director Campbell Brown and Publishing Director Alison McBride. Since then, the business has grown into one of Scotland's leading independent publishers with over 300 books in print across a variety of genres.

Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Romance
Black Inc.

Founded in 2000, Black Inc. is an independent Australian publisher of quality non-fiction, fiction and poetry, based in Melbourne. Their imprints include the Quarterly Essay journal, and Nero and La Trobe University Press books.

12 weeks
Books+Publishing

The magazine of the book industry in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. The major source of information on new and forthcoming books, industry news, jobs, store openings and closures, personnel changes, book awards, media coverage of books and much, much more.

Digital/E-Publishing

Brandl & Schlesinger has a reputation as one of Australia’s most renowned independent publishers. They publish and nurture first time authors, with many of their titles winning major literary awards. Brandl & Schlesinger have a diverse list of commercial and literary fiction and non-fiction, literary memoir and biography, academic journals, works in translations and a distinctive poetry list. As an independent publisher, they are committed to quality and challenging works that retain an Australian flavour whilst appealing to both national and international markets.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Speculative Fiction, International

Brisbane Writers Festival is a five-day feast of reading, writing, books and ideas, unfolding across Brisbane  every September. Celebrate words, learn something new and challenge your ideas with a range of writer talks and feature events guaranteed to stir your senses. Develop your ideas with celebrated authors in Author+ masterclasses, while the kids enjoy our Word Play program, especially designed for young storytellers.

Digital/E-Publishing, Auto/Biography, Children/Young Adult, Crime, General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Romance, Short Stories, Speculative Fiction, History, Education/Reference, Indigenous, Travel, International
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