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Small Press Literary Publishing: Value Systems and Niche Publishing

Antoni Jach.

As mainstream publishers in Australia are curtailing their publication of writing of high literary and cultural value due to significant commercial pressures the field is open for small press publishers to publish literary novels and poetry, especially in limited editions. Particular attention will be given to two literary publishers Giramondo and Modern Writing Press. The scenario of writing which has high cultural value but low commercial value (and the opposite scenario) will be investigated.


Antoni Jach  (Australia)
Teacher, Creative Writing
School of Creative Media
RMIT University

Novelist, teacher of creative writing at RMIT University, small press publisher at Modern Writing Press, Melbourne editor of HEAT literary Magazine (Aus.). Author of The Layers of the City, The Weekly Card Game and An Erratic History.

  • Book business
  • Book history
  • Writer's role in book publishing

(30 min Conference Paper, English)