What we’re looking for

You’re an Australian or New Zealand author or artist with an unusual idea for a book, but it’s been a challenge to find a home for it. Publisher Obscura could be the place. We’re seeking novelty titles, gift books, art books, pop culture titles, cookbooks, and more.

Our books are published using traditional printing methods in Australia, and are supported by bookstore-quality print-on-demand services to reach overseas markets.

What don’t you publish?

We’re currently not looking to publish self-help titles, faith-based books or children’s picture books.

Do I need an agent?

An agent is not required; direct submissions are very welcome.

Do you pay an advance?

At this time we are unable to pay an advance.

Do I have to pay any fees to publish with you?

No. If we offer you a publishing contract, there are no fees involved. Ever.

How do I submit my manuscript to you?

Queries can be submitted here.

Please ensure you include a cover letter, full description or synopsis, and a detailed bio with your submission. Incomplete submissions will be deleted unread.

For illustrated books, please include samples in JPG or PDF format.

We aim to get back to you within 4 weeks of submission. Unfortunately we’re unable to provide feedback if we decide to pass on your manuscript.