Welcome to the Small Press Network, the peak Australian organisation for small and independent publishers.


17 March

New SPN website launching soon...

We’ve had delays, but we’re not far off now!

22 October


The 2014 shortlist: • Gardens of Fire, Robert Kenny (UWA Publishing) • A Wrong Turn at The Office of Unmade Lists, Jane Rawson (Transit Lounge) • Holy Bible, Vanessa Russell (Sleepers Publishing)

05 September

Most Underrated Book Award 2014

Applications for Small Press Network members to submit to the MUBA 2014 – submissions must be received by Friday 19 September!

25 June

Notice of SPN Annual General Meeting, 24 July, 2014

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of SPUNC Inc. (SPUNC) will be held on Thursday, 24 July 2014, at 6:00pm in the Wheeler Centre Board Room, Level 3, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

11 June

Independent Publishing Conference 2014 - CALL FOR PAPERS 'Cultural Actors, Capitalist Script'

The 2014 Independent Publishing Conference will be held in Sydney on 13 and 14 November at the Federation Conference Centre, 23–33 Mary Street, Surry Hills. Academic panels will be held on Thursday 13 November. This year’s academic conference is titled ‘Cultural Actors, Capitalist Script’, and it will be of interest to those working in the areas of publishing, editing, media and literary studies.

The Most Underrated Book Award 2012 [17.10.2012]

The Most Underrated Book Award, sponsored by Kobo, aims to shine a light on just some of the fantastic titles that are released by independent publishers and members of the Small Press Network (SPUNC) that, for whatever reason, did not receive their fair dues. The inaugural shortlist for 2012 has just been announced, with judges Amy Espeseth, Bethanie Blanchard and Andrew Wrathall nominating The Dark Wet by Jess Huon (Giramondo), I Hate Martin Amis et al. by Peter Barry (Transit Lounge), Two Steps Forward by Irma Gold (Affirm Press) and The Cook by Wayne Macauley (Text). Both publisher and author are awarded, and the winner will be announced at the opening of the Independent Publishing Conference during a special gala night and literary debate on 8 November at the Wheeler Centre.

*Readings will also be offering a huge 20% discount on all shortlisted titles throughout November. *

For more information check out the Readings website