Brandl & Schlesinger has a reputation as one of Australia’s most renowned independent publishers. Established in 1994 and located in Blackheath in the Blue Mountains of NSW,  we are celebrating 26 years of publishing. Our aim is to publish the best of Australian literature that reflects its diversity of  voices. Establishing the career of numerous young authors, we are proud that their titles have won major literary awards. With a loyalty to our authors we have published many of their subsequent works. We have an innovative list of literary fiction and non-fiction, memoir and biography, works in translations, academic journals and a poetry list featuring some of Australia’s best poets. We are committed to quality and challenging works that retain an Australian flavour whilst appealing to both national and international markets.

We also publish Southerly, Australia’s oldest literary magazine.



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Dear Author and Poet,

Brandl & Schlesinger is not accepting any new work at present as we already have a very full list of new titles for the coming year.  We wish you every success in finding a publisher for your work and furthering your career as a writer\poet.

We hope the hints below will be of assistance.

Getting Published

Here are some handy hints and tips that may be useful in writing and finding a publisher for your manuscript:

Each publisher specialises in publishing particular genres. It is recommended that you research the publisher you are targeting to make sure that your manuscript is a good match with their list. For example, there is no point sending a cookbook manuscript to a publisher who doesn’t publish food and lifestyle books. Check out websites and recently published books as a starting point.

If you are having trouble finding publishers, The Australian Writer’s Marketplace and the Australian Publishing Association’s Members’ Directory are helpful resources for writers that provide contact details for most publishers in Australia and also detailed information about the types of books they publish.

Writers’ centres are also a valuable resource for aspiring writers. They offer advice on how to get published, information on publishing opportunities, writing workshops and also often provide manuscript development and assessment services. There are writers’ centres in all Australian states and territories some of which include:

ACT Writers Centre

NSW Writers’ Centre

NT Writers’ Centre

Queensland Writers Centre

South Australian Writers’ Centre

Tasmanian Writers’ Centre

Victorian Writers’ Centre

Writing WA

Varuna – the Writers House

A number of other organisations can assist you in writing your manuscript and getting published. These include:

Australia Council - Literature Australian Publishers Association Australian Society of Authors

Australian Copyright Council