Magabala Books

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous publishing house. 

We celebrate the talent and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling through the publication of quality literature. Based in Broome, Western Australia, we publish Indigenous storytellers, writers, artists and illustrators from all over Australia, across a range of genres, including children’s picture books, memoir, fiction (junior, YA and adult), non-fiction, graphic novels, social and cultural history and poetry.

We are an Aboriginal owned and led Indigenous publishing house. Publishing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, storytellers and illustrators is our mandate. We are proud to celebrate the dynamism and diversity of First Nations' voices. 

If you are a non-Indigenous author your submission to Magabala Books will not be considered. Magabala Books will consider collaborative works between Indigenous and non-Indigenous authors. Please see Collaborative Submissions for more information.

Magabala accepts unsolicited manuscripts directly from authors and literary agents. We are only able to publish a very small number of the manuscripts we receive. We will not consider manuscripts that have been submitted to, and currently under consideration by, other publishers. Please note the assessment process may take up to 20 weeks. We thank you in advance for your patience.

Due to an overwhelming number of submissions received, Magabala Books regrets it cannot accept any more manuscripts until 1 September 2023. Thank you for your understanding.

Please email or call our office on (08) 9192 1991 for any publishing enquiries.

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