We publish a small number of literary works every year: poetry, short stories, scripts, and longer fiction. If you have a manuscript ready, we'd be very happy to read it and assess it. But please be aware of the following:
● We accept submissions in March and October each year.
● We do not pay advances.
● We have a very limited budget to advertise or promote works, and this is usually restricted to advertising on Amazon, but we may also submit books for review to major outlets.
● We offer commercial discounts to bookshops, but we do not offer books on a 'sale or return' basis. This can make literary works unattractive to bookshop owners. Authors receive $1.00 per sale to bookshops.
● Most sales will occur through our website. Our current rate for authors is $3.00 per sale.
As I hope you have understood from the above, you are unlikely to make lots of money!
We issue all our books with an ISBN which means your work is able to be found by any bookseller searching anywhere in the world. We also lodge copies of the book with the National Library of Australia and the State Library of Victoria, so your work is archived and preserved.
But the best reason for emerging writers to publish with us is simple: we don't tie you to producing future work and we make no claim on your future work. In other words, should the work you publish through us lead you to becoming well-known enough to attract the interest of a large publishing house, you are free to publish your next bestseller with them. And we don't steal (even a percentage of) your film, television, or games rights, either! So you're free to accept that blockbuster deal from Hollywood. All you'll hear from us is best wishes!
If your work is accepted for publication under our impress, we will provide a contract for you to review. A sample is available here. We are always willing to discuss individual changes with our authors, but we don't have a lot of room to move, particularly with regard to payments. But if you have any good ideas, we're always willing to listen.