WA publisher profile: UWA Press

UWA Press is one of the biggest publishers based in Western Australia. Recently, they have begun publishing the New Writing series, featuring fiction from writers studying creative writing at a postgraduate level.

This series complements their continuing major scholarly works on many aspects of Western Australia. Their website describes the press like this:

Since 1935, University of Western Australia Press has produced over 700 titles that have made an important contribution to the discussion of the history, environment, economy and culture of Western Australia and beyond. UWA Press’ reputation is firmly based on its consistent publication of high quality and acclaimed scholarly works in:

  • Natural History,
  • History,
  • Maritime History,
  • Contemporary Issues,
  • Literary Studies,
  • Critical Studies,
  • General Trade Titles (Tuart House Imprint),
  • Children’s Picture Books (Cygnet Books), and
  • Younger Readers (Cygnet Young Fiction).

For writers wanting to know if UWA Press will publish their work, they have this to say:

We publish books in the areas listed on this website. Within the broad range of academic, non-fiction, fiction and children’s books, we invite preliminary queries from authors with a succinct proposal or outline of their project. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

The website can be difficult to navigate, but has a lot of useful information and you can also order online from them. http://www.uwapress.uwa.edu.au/

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