About Us

Since its inception in 1991, the focus on the aims and objectives of Papyrus Publishing has never wavered: to give to Australian authors of diverse cultural backgrounds the due recognition they deserve.

In alphabetical order, the first languages or cultural backgrounds of our authors are Arabic, Australian, Chinese, Czech, German, Italian, Lebanese, Persian and Romanian, to list but a few.

Papyrus Publishing accepts unsolicited book length manuscripts of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, once a year. For more information, refer to the Submission Guidelines.

The closing date for submissions is March 31 of every calendar year. With our publishing program locked in for the next two years, please do not submit any book manuscripts before March 2009.

Also accepted, three times a year, are

  • short stories
  • articles
  • essays
  • poems and
  • artwork

for the journal, the Australian Multi-Cultural Book Review (AMBR), which we have been publishing since 1993 with the assistance of incoming funds from subscriptions and the help of volunteer editors and reviewers.

The journal — three times nominated for Australian Human Rights Awards — is Australia's only literary magazine which is dedicated to acquainting its readers with the fascinatingly diverse works of Australian authors.
It also publishes the successful entries to the yearly

  • Berringa and Beyond Multi-Cultural Literary Award

in the year following the competition.

Papyrus Publishing is a member of the Australian Publisher's Association (APA).