Poetry Sydney is an independent literary organisation committed to a presence for poetry in our culture.

Australian Poetry Book Publishers 2024

The Australian Poetry Publishers directory is a portal for poets to have their poems published, to encourage Australian poetry to be purchased and to support Australian Poetry Publishers in enabling poets to have the opportunity to be published. Publishers on this list are those who publish poetry within Australia.

For information updates please get in touch with Les Wicks: LWicks@poetrysydney.org

A *

Apothercary Archive Press

No unsolicited submissions


Black Pepper

No unsolicited submissions

B *

Brandl & Schlesinger

No unsolicited submissions

B *

Bright South




A fee-for-service indie publisher. You are charged only for the services you require and retain 100% of your rights and your royalties.


Collective Effort Press

Facebook. No unsolicited at this stage. But open to contributions to its magazine Unusual Work.

C *

Cordite Books

No unsolicited at this time


Dangerously Poetic

No unsolicited at this time. Byron based.


Dragonfly Publishing

Submissions will be open in Dec and Jan for 2025-26 publications.


Five Islands Press

Five Islands has been rebooted. Plans to be open for submissions 2nd quarter of 2024.  

F *

Flying Islands

Not open for submissions. Ms comp for 1st book.

F *

Fremantle Press

Welcomes unsolicited manuscripts from new and emerging Western Australian poets.


Friendly Street Poets

SA members/residents.


Ginninderra Press

Open for submissions.

G *

Giramondo Publishing

Accepts unsolicited during specified periods.

G *

Gloria SMH

Having a break.

G *

Grand Parade Poets

No unsolicited at this time.

H *

Hunter Publishers

No open call currently.

I *

Ingram Spark

Not a publisher, printing and distribution for self publish.


Interactive Press

Reading fee for unsolicited submissions. Some exemptions apply. Open for submissions 1Feb – 30 Nov.

M *

Magabala Books

An Indigenous publishing house. Publishing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander poets – open unsolicited submissions.


Melbourne Poets Union Publishing

Chapbooks/anthologies – competitions based selection for chapbooks.

N *

No More Poetry

Accepts unsolicited.

P *

Pitt Street Poetry

No unsolicited at this time.

P *


Chapbooks. Open for submission.



Assisting authors to self-publish with a range of services.

P *

Puncher & Wattmann

Is usually open for submissions from 15 Nov to 15 Dec.

R *

Recent Work Press

Has open submission period. Check website for details.


Rochford Press

No unsolicited at this time.



Feminist.  Not currently taking submissions.



A journal of Christians writing accepting unsolicited submissions.


Subbed In

Not currently open for submissions.



No unsolicited at this time.



Established in 2021, has a pitch process.


University Queensland Press (UQP)

Only via agent or solicited.

V *

Vagabond Press

Holds annual open calls for submissions.


Verity la

Not currently accepting submissions.


Wakefield Press

Accepts submissions during specified periods. We only accept complete collections.

W *

WA Poets Publishing


Listings marked with * did not respond to our queries and those publishers thus marked had information gleaned from their website.

This list was compiled by Les Wicks for Poetry Sydney. Every effort was made to ensure it was correct but apologies are made for any mistakes. We urge you to look at the array of links, maybe buy some great Australian poetry!

Photograph: Les Wicks, Vessels of Love over Valetine’s Day weekend at Barrangaroo, ps. 2021.