in case of emergency press
October is Submission Month!

Submit manuscripts in October
We will be accepting manuscripts for assessment for publication in the first half of 2019. We'll be looking for novels, novellas, scripts, collections of poetry, collections of short stories. Check back on 1st October.


FINAL HOURS! Submit short poetry collections for 2018 Chapbooks!
Five chapbooks to be published in last half of 2018

Our final project for 2018 will be the publication of a series of up to five chapbooks of new poetry.

These will be issued in a uniform edition and published in the last quarter of 2018.
Collections may include some previously published poems, but should emphasize new, unpublished work. We expect collections to be between 10 and 20 poems in length, but this is a guideline only. The chapbooks are expected to contain around 20 ~ 40 pages of text.

Collections should be emailed as an attachment as
a single file in Word, PDF, or Open Document format. The file extensions allowed are .doc, .docx, .pdf, or .odt.

For more information, click
here.

Send your submissions to
chapbooks2018@icoe.com.au
by the
30th September 2018. The email address will be disabled after this date.

Featured books

Reginald Wells' explosive tales of life in rural Australia.

Previously only circulated in ragged samizdat manuscript, this collection of short stories is now available in an authoritative version. Destined to become an Australian classic.

Howard Firkin's novel explores the journals of Thomas Furphy to chart his extraordinary journey to discover meaning in the male role, reform the Australian political system, and regain sexual function.



The matriach of the first family of a once-thriving rural community sets out to restore the family fortunes and return their township to prominence.

Dirk Betbuch has created a compelling family saga of individuals trapped in a shared history. Shortlisted for the Maitland District Literary Prize.

Peter Millar's riotous parody of hard-nosed, noir crime novels pits the hard-drinking detective Sam Samson against the society toffs of three continents.

Police are baffled by a string of murders with nothing to connect them but the coincidence of a shared surname. But as Sam Samson inexplicably says, "You say 'coincidence'. I say coincidon't."

Howard Firkin's eclectic play which features appearances by Martin Heidegger, Anne Hathaway (both of them), and Pish, the spirit of our age.

A story of love triumphant, even as it fails...

What you need to know about us

For authors who want to join our stable

For those who want us to publish their work, we are the nicest. No ifs, no buts. We're genuinely on your side. We pay authors more per book than any other publishing house we know of. We pay more often and we pay directly into your Australian bank account or your Paypal account.

For self-publishers
For self-publishers, we are the cheapest. No ifs, no buts. We're the cheapest in Australia. We can have a 100 page, perfect bound paperback in your hands in a week for
$10.00 including delivery anywhere in Australia. Our clients reguarly sell these books for $15.00 to $25.00.
We can have a chapbook of your work in your hands in a week for
$5.00 including delivery anywhere in Australia. (There is a minimum order of ten chapbooks.) Our clients reguarly sell these books for $10.00 to $15.00.
Please note that self-publishing either a paperback or chapbook will incur a single payment for set up and a proof copy of your work. The cost is $20.00 for a paperback and $10.00 for a chapbook. Click
here for more details.
What we do
● We specialise in producing high quality, inexpensive books in short runs
● We publish selected literary works under our impress
● We print and bind chapbooks to order for you to sell
● We print and bind books to order for you to publish
What we don't do
● We don't offer editing services
● We don't offer design services
● We don't publish your work under our impress unless it has been selected for inclusion in our titles

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