Subscriberthon 2021: Friends and sponsors


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Founded in 2020, Aniko Press is an indie publisher based on Gadigal land, Sydney. Aniko Press is dedicated to providing a platform for new and emerging voices from Australia and around the world, and aims to foster a creative community by bringing passionate writers and curious readers together. We publish a biannual literary magazine featuring work that is experimental yet accessible – pieces that excite, inspire and challenge.


Australian Book Review


Australian Book Review is one of Australia’s leading literary and cultural magazines. ABR publishes reviews, essays, topical commentaries, and new creative writing. The magazine engages with all the arts, not just literature, and its diverse programs include three prestigious literary prizes, a weekly podcast, and writers’ fellowships. ABR offers a range of flexible subscription options – starting from just $10 a month – which include new issues and access to ABR’s extensive digital archive going back to the start of the second series in 1978.

Affirm Press is an independent Melbourne-based publisher dedicated to publishing great Australian stories, big ideas, and the most engaging local and international authors. They’re interested in building relationships, not one-offs, and are driven by finding creative ways of publishing and promoting each title. They’re a close-knit and supportive team, which means each Affirm Press book is lovingly chaperoned through every step of the publishing process.

Australian Poetry, established to bring together state-based poetry collectives, publishes the country’s national poetry journal, the Australian Poetry Journal.The Journal is guest-edited each issue by different voices, to ensure excellence and inclusivity. It also publishes insightful, curious articles. AP publishes an annual anthology, along with a digital volume showcasing U30s and emerging voices. Based at Melbourne’sTheWheeler Centre, alongside the UNESCO City of Literature Office, AP also partners with the major capital city literary festivals around the country each year, producing our own events. Annually, AP presents, commissions or publishes new works by 350+ Australian poets. We also run local and international residencies and mentorships.​

Avid Reader is Brisbane’s best indie bookstore with a widely curated selection of books, literary journals, stationary, puzzles and games unlike anywhere else! Their jam-packed events series is like a writers festival every week, so you’re always bound to bump into a writer.

Bookshop by Uro is an online and physical bookstore offering a tightly curated selection of specialist art, architecture and design books from around Australia and the world. Owned and managed by design publisher Uro Publications, the bookshop operates out of Collingwood Yards, an arts precinct in Melbourne’s inner north that plays host to some of Australia’s most vibrant creative organisations, retailers and hospitality venues. 

Cordite Publishing Inc. is an ACNC charity and is listed on the Australian Registry of Cultural Organisations. Its publications are Cordite Poetry Review, an Australian and international journal of poetry review and criticism, and series of print books. Critical writing and reviews are developed to adhere to our Guide for Indigenous Editing and Writing.

At Core, we choose coffees that are expressive of their origin and roast them with care to showcase and celebrate what’s important; people and flavour.

We make considered choices about the raw ingredients we buy, the people we work with, and even the boxes we put our coffee in – knowing that each decision will have a lasting impact on our environment and everyone from producers, to you – our customers.

We love nothing more than the look on someone’s face when they take that first sip, or first bite, or first sniff and they are transported to their happy place. We want to provide you with the best things to fill your cups and your senses. Because we know that’s what gets your day started and gets you over that afternoon hump. It’s those moments, those short breaks from the world that can make life a little bit more enjoyable.

Crikey an independent news website that publishes news and analysis on politics, media, business, culture and technology from the best minds in Australian journalism. A Crikey membership includes full access to the Crikey website, daily newsletters the CrikeyWorm and CrikeyInsider, and our weekly round up in the Crikey Weekender every Saturday morning. Inq is Crikey’s new Inquiry Journalism Unit. Inq’s mission is investigative reporting that digs, questions, probes, analyses and scrutinises – relentlessly and without fear or favour.

The Flying Zucchinis is a brother and sister combo bringing Melbourne’s freshest produce to your doorstep. Whether you’re a single pringle or feeding the whole family, the Flying Zucchinis has a box for you, alongside a wide range of scrumptious extras. Think freshly baked sourdough bread, Meredith Dairy feta, and award winning coffee. See why we’ve been featured in Broadsheet and TimeOut Magazine, and order The Flying Zucchinis today!

Fremantle Press is a proudly not-for-profit team of publishers, authors and artists who bring uniquely Australian stories to the world. Established in 1976, Fremantle Press is renowned for producing quality works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature. Our core purpose is to identify talented new and emerging Western Australian writers and artists, and to publish and distribute their work to the widest possible audience.

Funky Duck Vinyl is a Melbourne based Vinyl Record store selling a wide range of new and used Vinyl. We have scoured the world for the best quality used Vinyl and have a number of first pressings from both UK and US artists with records dating back to the 1950s. Not only do we have brand new copies of all your favourite LPs but we’re pairing some of the classics with some of the best Beers, Wines & Premixes from around the world so now you can get everything you need or the perfect night in. We offer cheap and fast delivery Australia wide, including next day delivery to inner Melbourne as well as the ability to get it right now on Uber Eats! 



Global Hobo

Global hobo

Global Hobo is a fiercely independent publication born in 2013 from empty pockets, open minds and permanently itchy feet. Our ethos is a collage of conscious travel, frugality, liberation, social commentary and cultural relativism. We strive to build an accessible community around storytelling and provide a space for writers to share original views on destinations, experiences and social trends.


Going Down Swinging

Founded in 1979 by two punks, Going Down Swinging is now one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals. We publish quality writing in all its myriad forms in our online program, as well as producing an annual print anthology and live events. Going Down Swinging aims to engage and support emerging and underrepresented voices and build pathways into an encouraging artistic community.

Island is a premium Australian literary magazine of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and arts features.

Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.

Kill Your Darlings was founded in 2010 by Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent. It is a Melbourne-based, independent publisher of quality Australian fiction, commentary, essays, interviews and reviews. In addition to championing Australian voices in print and online, KYD also produces a regular podcast, provides professional writing services such as workshops and manuscript assessments, and hosts literary events to foster engagement and discussion between writers and readers. KYD also publishes a yearly print anthology of short fiction titled New Australian Fiction.

KUURACORP. Started as an outlet to source and secure the kind of tea we wanted to drink, but couldn’t find back home; complex and engaging productions from the old-growth tea forests of Yunnan, southwestern China. Puer, the term for the main style of tea from this region, dominates the domestic Chinese tea market as the object of much fascination, connoisseurship, and of course competitive and conspicuous consumption. Puer tea has a unique ability to improve as it ages, much like fine wine, and has attracted all kinds of speculation during its rise to fame over the past 20 years, with tea from before the turn of the century attracting astronomical prices at auction. 

Every year (Covid notwithstanding) during the two main tea seasons, Spring and Autumn, we travel to remote mountain villages and the surrounding forests of Xishuangbanna, vying to secure teas that make us feel something, before compressing them into cakes for the long haul back to Naarm/Melbourne. Some we sell to continue the enterprise, the rest we lock away to age, to be enjoyed in the years to come as they transform.

Our approach aims to respect the rich tradition of Chinese tea history, whilst acknowledging our humble position as outsiders; an insignificant drop in a huge ocean. We enjoy engaging local artists and designers to leave their mark on our wrappers, that often raise a few eyebrows at the Yunnan printing presses.

We also develop our own range of tea wares and accessories, once again aiming to add our own aesthetic touch on what is a thousands of years old ritual.

Mabu Mabu

Our range of pantry items is titled ‘Kara Meta.’ In the language of the Meriam People of Mer Island in the Torres Strait, this means ‘my home.’

Our small batch teas, spices, and sauces with Indigenous and tropical flavours are all made by hand and sourced from suppliers who are passionate about Australia’s Indigenous food industry.

We are on a mission to put Indigenous ingredients in kitchens across Australia. Join us in celebrating the diversity and flavour of Indigenous Australian foods.

Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publishing house. Aboriginal owned and led, they celebrate and nurture the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voices through the publication of quality literature. Based in Broome, Western Australia, they publish Indigenous authors, storytellers, artists and illustrators from all over Australia.

Meanjin is one of Australia’s best, and oldest, literary journals. It was founded in Brisbane by Clem Christesen (the name, pronounced Mee-an-jin, is derived from the Turrbal word for the finger of land on which central Brisbane sits) in 1940. It moved to Melbourne in 1945 and in 2008 became an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing. Meanjin is published four times a year and online.

The Melbourne Cinémathèque is a membership-based film society. Programmes include a diverse selection of classic and contemporary films showcasing director retrospectives, special guest appearances and thematic series including archival material and new or restored prints.

Run by Simon Lewis and Mitzi McRae, Melbourne Djembe is a creative company specialising in West African drumming and dance. We provide instruments, performances workshops, and a range of weekly classes.

Noisy Ritual is Melbourne’s urban winery, located at 249 Lygon Street Brunswick East. They’re out to demystify the winemaking process by bringing good people together over great wine, food and music to learn about, taste and create wine in an urban environment. They think making and drinking wine should be a celebration: relaxed, loud, inclusive and fun. It’s all about learning through doing – getting your hands (and feet) dirty in the name of making delicious premium wine.

Looking for some bedtime reading? Find inspiration at North Melbourne’s independent bookstore, stocked with classics and new releases for children and adults. Located in the heart of North Melbourne.

Writing NSW exists to promote writing-based culture and the rights and interests of writers in NSW. Their mission is to make a difference to writers. Writing NSW brings aspirational, emerging, developing and established writers together as a community through the provision of a suite of writing programs and services that support, develop and promote a writing culture.

The NTWC offers an annual program of events (including a writers’ festival) and workshops with the aim of helping writers and aspiring writers develop skills and support networks, and showcase their skills to a wider audience. The NTWC is particularly committed to supporting writers from an Indigenous background, and to overcoming the impacts of geographical isolation experienced by people in the NT.

Overland Journal is a perfect-bound magazine printed on high-quality stock, published five times per year. 



Since 1979, community broadcaster PBS 106.7FM has been an integral player in Melbourne’s diverse music community – with more than 80 specialist music programs ranging from soul to garage to country to jazz – PBS is dedicated to nurturing, inspiring and championing Melbourne’s diverse music community. You can also find them on digital radio, web-streamingPBS-on-demand and at events around town like Soul A-Go-GoRock-A-Bye-Baby music sessions and many others.

Pinot & Picasso

Pinot & Picasso is the paint and sip phenomenon where participants transform blank canvases into masterpieces, while sipping on their favourite alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) drink in a fun, interactive studio environment. The sessions typically run for three hours with a professional artist introducing the class to basic painting techniques and step-by-step guides to creating the artwork they booked in to paint. With your favourite songs, and BYO drinks – there ain’t no party like a Pinot & Picasso party.

The Pinot & Picasso group is currently Australia’s largest and most successful paint and sip franchise, accumulating 60 studios Australia wide. Enquire today to own your own franchise!


The Pottery Shed offers casual pottery classes at affordable rates with convenient class schedules. Set in a beautiful rustic studio located in Surry Hills, we are open to the public seven days a week. We have the perfect venue for those who wish to learn how to create something unique yet functional.

 The Queensland Writers Centre is a community that champions writers across Queensland. We help writers at all stages of their writing journey develop skills to improve their craft, engage their readers and build a sustainable career.  QWC is a not-for-profit membership organisation that supports, celebrates and showcases Queensland writers and writing in all its forms. We work with our members and partners to promote a vibrant and diverse writing community across Queensland. Our members are published authors, emerging writers, children’s authors and illustrators, screenwriters, journalists, editors, agents, publishers, poets, storytellers, playwrights, cultural producers, freelance writers, teachers, academics and critics. We strive to support every member and provide them with the opportunities to write, publish and create.

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry encourages poets to openly engage with auto/biography, history, politics, economics, mathematics, cultural analysis, science, the environment, and all other aspects of real world experience, recollection and interpretation. Rabbit publishes all things poetry—poems, reviews, essays on poetry and poetics, interviews with poets, and visual art—with an emphasis on new and emerging rabbits (poets) and a focus on supporting Australian poetry. We recently released our 33rd issue.

Readings is an independent retailer of books, music and film. As a cornerstone of the Australian literary landscape, Readings takes seriously its role in growing and sustaining local industries. 




Scribe is an independent trade-publishing house based in Melbourne and London that has been operating for more than 40 years. Scribe publishes books that matter – narrative and literary nonfiction in important topics, and the best of local, international, and translated fiction.

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists and emerging writers alike. Containing all the tools you need to craft your first draft, Scrivener won’t tell you how to write — it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing, from nascent notion to final full stop, uniting everything you need to write, research and arrange long documents in a single, powerful app.

Subbed In is an independent literarararary organisation and (very) small publisher. Subbed In programs readings and publishes award-winning books. We jam econo.

TasWriters provides support for writers and storytellers at all stages of their careers and works to build a stable, economically viable suite of services to help ensure Tasmanian Writers can develop professionally and perform competetivly in a regional, national and global market. Mission Statement: To encourage, support and promote Tasmanian writers and stories.
Our Vision: A cultural landscape that evokes, supports and celebrates Tasmanian stories. Where storytellers are encouraged and acknowledged as powerful drivers of community.

The Good Copy is a writing school and a shop for word people. Working in Melbourne and Sydney, their proudly nerdy team runs classes and workshops exploring grammar basics and writing tactics in a clear, practical and fun way. For the Overland Subscriberthon, The Good Copy is offering a Stop. Grammar Time. enrolment valued at $350.

Melbourne’s first dedicated Collage Studio, Workshop & Gallery space.

Founded by local artist, Maximillian Malone, that paper joint is a creative space unlike anything else you’ve seen. Set within a former medical clinic, that paper joint warmly welcomes you into their purpose-built studio, dedicated to all things paper & scissors.

Within the heart of Brunswick, along legendary Sydney Road, that paper joint is a unique space, with the goal to reuse, reinvent & reimagine with discarded and unwanted paper materials.

With collage art at their foundation, they aim ‘to join people through paper’, whether it’s through hosting Cut & Paste workshops, private parties, art exhibitions, or working on a design commission, that paper joint is about creativity, sustainability & community.

Transit Lounge is an independent Melbourne-based press dedicated to the publication of exciting new fiction and non-fiction. Transit Lounge have a particular interest in creative literary publishing that entertains and promotes insights into diverse cultures and encompasses all genres.

Ultimo Press is an independent publisher established in 2020 with the simple ambition to become home to Australia’s best storytellers. We are part of Hardie Grant Publishing.

UQP is one of Australia’s leading publishing houses. Established in 1948 as a wholly owned subsidiary of The University of Queensland, UQP has consistently produced culturally significant works across genres such as fiction, non-fiction and poetry, as well as children’s and young adult books.

Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics by people under the age of 25. An annual subscription valued at $60 includes: digital editions of Voiceworks delivered to your email inbox, four print editions of Voiceworks delivered to your door, a personal invitation to Voiceworks launches and special events throughout the year and access to exclusive digital content to complement each issue of Voiceworks.

Operating since 1956, Westerly is a literary magazine based in Western Australia. The Magazine provides a Western Australian voice, and publishes material from across Australia and internationally. (Content and subject matter has never been geographically exclusive!) It publishes creative writing and essays in literary and cultural studies. With this mix, Westerly offers a diverse range of works in each issue and is especially interested in maintaining a strong presence of Indigenous content with the help of our Editor for Indigenous Writing, Elfie Shiosaki. The print magazine is published twice a year in July and November, while the website publishes content throughout the year, including two online special issues annually available for free digital download.

Writers SA is the peak not-for-profit organisation for literature in South Australia. Established in 1985, we were the first writers’ centre in Australia, and continue to support writers of all ages and experience levels on writing craft and publishing. From our program of online and in-person workshops, to events and festivals, residencies, prizes and grants, we showcase and support a diverse writing community with members across South Australia and beyond.

Writers Victoria supports and connects writers. We understand that writing can be an isolated pursuit and our programs are built around a clear need to create a community for writers. These include a range of courses, various publications and the provision of advice through our staff, magazine, weekly enews and website.

Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places.

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