Saturday 6 July 2013


Below is a list of 44 Australian picture book publishers. Note that the highlighted publishers are the bigger publishers.
If you want full contact details for all of these publishers, please send a cheque for $20 to Di Bates, PO Box 2116, Woonona East NSW 2517. Or pay to Di's online account:

Account name: WS Condon & DN Bates
BSB: 814 282
Account number: 42 18 18 13
Bank: Credit Union of Australia

Please advise when you have a receipt number and provide your email or postal address.

Di also offers an online course for picture book writers. The cost is $75 which includes a module with numerous exercises including an assignment which is send to Di. The assignment is edited and a full report written on it. For more details, write to  Please note that a number of Di's former students have gone on to have children's books published.
A&A Publishing

·      ABC Children’s Books/HarperCollins

·      Allen& Unwin

Black Dog Books

Benchmark publications

Blake Publishing

Boolarong Press

Brolly Books

Celapene Press

East Street Publishers

Era Publications

Five Mile Press

Ford Street

·      Freemantle Arts Centre Press


Hachette Livre (Lothian)

·      HarperCollins

Hippo Books (subsidy publishing)

Hootenanny Press

IAD Press

Interactive Press

Jane Curry Publishing

Jo-Jo Books

·      Koala Books

·      Little Hare Books


Magabala Books

·      New Frontier

New Holland

·      Omnibus Books

One Day Hill

Parragon Publishing

Parsons Publishing

Peppinot Press

·      Penguin Books

·      Random House

·      Scholastic Australia

Simon& Schuster

St Paul’s Publications

University Queensland Press

·      Walker Books

·      Windy Hollow Books

Wombat Books

Working Title Press





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  3. Hi
    I'm from Peppinot Press, but we're not taking submissions. In fact we've never taken children's books submissions. Could you please remove our name from this list.