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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.

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For the last twenty years, the ACT Writers Centre has been developing writers and their work, focusing on craft and professional practice over a creative lifetime. As the leading organisation of writing-based culture in the ACT, the centre continues to build an innovative, vibrant and sustainable sector by providing opportunities for writers and developing beneficial collaborations.



Affirm Press is an independent Melbourne-based publisher dedicated to publishing great Australian stories, big ideas, and the most engaging local and international authors. We publish a broad range of non-fiction books and a select list of fiction. We love nothing more than nurturing Australian writers.


Aniko Press is an independent publishing company based on Gadigal land, Sydney, Australia.
It was founded by unapologetic bookworm Emily Riches with the aim of bringing passionate writers and curious readers together, championing new voices and creating a space for creative community.
Our goal is to publish unique, exciting and challenging work by new and emerging voices.

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Archer magazine is the world’s most inclusive publication about sexuality and gender.

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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.


Auckland Writers Festival | Waituhi o Tāmaki is a cultural taonga of Auckland and Aotearoa — a champion of thought leadership, literary engagement and community building. New Zealand’s premier celebration of books and ideas, we are the second largest festival in size and the leader in audience engagement across Australasia. Each year in May, we present a six day, 170+ event programme at Auckland’s Aotea Centre, featuring 200+ of the world’s best writers and thinkers.


Brio Books is one of Australia’s most respected boutique publishers with an award-winning and acclaimed list of titles and authors. Founded as Xou Creative in 2006 as a design business centred on publishing services, the company began a publishing program in 2010. Since then, Brio has forged a strong reputation for consistently producing beautiful, entertaining and important books that contribute to Australian and international culture.

Clay Talk at Montsalvat is a spacious and beautifully designed ceramic studio located in the grounds of Montsalvat in Eltham. Established in 2015, it is a great space for adults and children to tap into their creativity, and try their hand on the pottery wheel, at sculpture or handbuilding. With a great team of tutors whose experiences span over 150 years of ceramic knowledge, students at Clay Talk walk away with many beautiful pieces.


Cooperative Power is owned by members. Their first service is offering retail electricity with their product partner Energy Locals. They’re 100% Australian owned and share our goal of a sustainable and affordable energy future.



Cordite Publishing Inc. publishes the quarterly Cordite Poetry Review — an Australian and international journal of poetry, criticism and research — and series of print books.


Core choose coffees that are expressive of their origin and roast them with care to showcase and celebrate what’s important: people and flavour. They make considered choices about the raw ingredients they buy, the people they work with, and even the boxes they put our coffee in — knowing that each decision will have a lasting impact on our environment and everyone from producers to customers.


Craftwork Roasting Company is dedicated to producing exceptional coffee. We strive to source high-quality specialty coffee that is traceable back to the farm and producers. We roast in small batch lots to bring out the best flavour characteristics of each coffee, paying respect to the producers and their efforts at origin. Each batch is evaluated by our team to meet the highest possible standard, delivering a consistent and delicious product to you.


Du Cane Brewing is a family-friendly brewery and dining hall over 1,500m2, celebrating Tasmanian bushwalking culture. Located on beautiful Princes Square, the heart of Launceston, we serve wood-fired pizzas alongside our range of beers made onsite and other locally made beers, wines and spirits.


Fremantle Press is an independent publishing company based in Western Australia. For over 40 years we have published books by new and established writers and artists across a range of genres including fiction, non-fiction, Indigenous writing, poetry and children’s literature. Our books have won national and international awards and have been published in many territories around the world. Each year we have an exciting new list of books which we would love to share with you.


Going Down Swinging works across platforms to produce high quality publications and events that support writers and artists telling stories worth sharing. Going Down Swinging is one of Australia’s longest-running and most respected literary journals, publishing digital as well as print and audio anthologies since 1979 and producing special, sold-out live events. They believe in fostering a community of writers and artists dedicated to their craft and the ideas behind it.


Opened in 1922 Hill of Content Bookshop is Melbourne’s oldest bookstore. Their aim is to provide a broad and discerning range of books, published locally and overseas, in a pleasant browsing environment.


The Hobart Bookshop is filled almost to overflowing with books, and our wide selection is complemented by a huge variety of Tasmanian titles.  We are part of the vibrant Tasmanian literary community and actively support the local arts and literary scene whenever we can.


Hop Dac is a Vietnamese writer, artist and illustrator. He lives in Wadawurrung country (Geelong, Australia) with his partner and their two daughters.


Icecream Social is a team of female, non-binary and gender queer folk making silly frilly sugar-fuelled fun times. 


Island is a premium Australian literary magazine of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and arts features. Since our beginnings in 1979 (as The Tasmanian Review), Island’s mission has remained the same: to produce a magazine with a national vision and audience that supports new, emerging and established writers and artists, and to bring works of excellence and variety to the reading public throughout Australia and overseas.

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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. KYD is one of Australia’s leading arts and culture magazines. Beginning life as a print quarterly in 2010, KYD is today a vibrant and eclectic online magazine of commentary, essays, interviews, fiction and reviews.


We make pu-erh tea because we like it. There’s no one-liner explanation of it. It’s an all-consuming pursuit.



LEKKER Bikes has become one of the largest urban bicycle and lifestyle brands in Australia. Renowned for its highly-acclaimed Dutch design and integrated modern technology, LEKKER continues to capture the attention of urban cyclists in Australia and the World. 

Here at LEKKER, we love the way we move around by bike. We are obsessed with it. It allows us to roam free, to go off the beaten track and to dance to our own beat. Our bikes let you go your own way without boundaries.

They enable new experiences and joyful memories. Our Dutch biking culture has empowered many Australian commuters to swap cars for LEKKER (e)bikes. Ride with us and experience how to ‘Move The Amsterdam Way’. 

LEKKER brand stores can be found in Melbourne, Sydney, Berlin, Amsterdam and soon in Brisbane. Learn more on our website



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.


Owned and staffed by book-lovers, Matilda’s is an independent bookshop, with a loyal following of customers whose tastes and interests we love to get to know. Specialising in new-release fiction, gardening, cooking, art and design, current affairs, biography and history, we cater to a range of desires and sensibilities.



Meanjin, formerly Meanjin Papers and Meanjin Quarterly, is an Australian literary magazine. The name is derived from the Turrbal word for the spike of land where the city of Brisbane is located. It was founded in 1940 in Brisbane, by Clem Christesen.


Monceau co. (est 2020) is a brewery in Brunswick, Australia, crafting natural, healthy, and social drops — without the alcohol.


Montsalvat: where the life of art is lived, and a fabled past meets a vibrant present. Montsalvat is Australia’s oldest continuously active artists community, a place where art in all its forms is made and taught, and art’s transformative power is celebrated in exhibitions, festivals, concerts, workshops and artists residencies. Montsalvat is a rare gift to the Australian community. Inspired and built by artists, it retains its capacity to surprise and to delight.

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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.

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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.


Since 1979, community radio station PBS 106.7FM has played an integral role in Naarm/Melbourne’s music community. PBS features 80 specialist music programs week in, week out with sounds ranging from soul to dance, country to jazz, hip hop to metal, and everything in between. PBS is dedicated to nurturing, inspiring and championing Naarm/Melbourne’s diverse music community, and you can hear this 24/7 on 106.7FM, PBS Digital, live streaming and on demand via and on the PBS smartphone app.



 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.



Triple R (102.7 FM) has shaped and inspired the culture of Melbourne. Since its inception as an educational broadcaster in 1976, Triple R has become Australia’s largest community radio station with over 12,000 subscribers and 329,000 listeners per week.



Scribe publish books that matter — narrative and literary non-fiction on 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.

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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.


Within the heart of Brunswick, along legendary Sydney Road, that paper joint is a unique space, with a goal to reuse, reinvent and reimagine. With collage at our foundation, we aim ‘to join people through paper’. Whether hosting a cut-&-paste session, private party or art exhibition, or working on a design commission, that paper joint is about sustainable creativity & community.


The Book Cow is Canberra’s newest independent bookstore. Offering a great range of new books across all genres with a focus on children’s books, The Book Cow has quickly become a local favourite amongst Canberrans and interstate travellers.


The Creative Hub NZ offers creative writing courses taught by New Zealand’s leading authors. We believe everyone is creative, everyone has a story to tell, and everyone can be shown the skills used by professional authors. Our philosophy is simple: match the best writers in the country to the next generation of aspiring novelists.

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The Pottery Shed offers casual pottery classes at affordable rates with convenient class schedules. In a beautiful rustic studio located in Sydney’s Surry Hills, we are open to the public 7 days a week. We have the perfect venue for those who wish to learn how to create something unique yet functional.

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Transit Lounge is an independent press dedicated to the publication of exciting new fiction and non-fiction. We have a particular interest in creative literary publishing that explores the relationships between East and West, entertains and promotes insights into diverse cultures, and encompasses diverse 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.


Unity Books is an award-winning independent bookshop comprised of two sister-stores in Wellington and Auckland. We do everything we can to already have what you want on the shelves, but we also pride ourselves on being expert book hunters.



Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new fiction, non-fiction, 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 has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The magazine has always sought to provide a Western Australian-based voice, although its contributors and subject matter have never been geographically exclusive. It publishes creative writing and scholarship from throughout the world, but maintains a special emphasis on Australia, particularly Western Australia, and the Asian region.


The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne’s home of books, writing and ideas. Join us for live and digital conversations, debates, readings and performances.

Writers South Australia


Writers SA is a purpose-driven arts organisation that supports and champions South Australian writers. It has a reputation for ambition and excellence, reflected in its work in community engagement and audience development, and its commitment to high-calibre programming. Writers SA is unique in the diversity of its members and artists, who come from all ages, backgrounds, locations and cultures. Many face barriers and disabilities to full participation in society. Writers SA are committed to supporting all its writers.

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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. Our programs include a range of courses, various publications, and the provision of advice through our staff, magazine, weekly enews and website.

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