Welcome to GSP!

Grattan Street Press is delighted to announce the launch of our new series, Grattan Street Shorts. Designed to showcase work that’s bold and experimental, or does not fit neatly into conventional formats, Shorts will include include novellas, linked stories, collected micro fiction, long essays, and creative nonfiction.

We’ve kicked off with Emma Marie Jones’s wonderful book, Something to Be Tiptoed Around. Our resident expert tells us it’s experimental autobiography, which sounds daunting, and hardly begins to describe the entrancing quality of the writing.

We hope you’ll join us on Thursday 16 August at Brunswick Street Bookstore for the launch. One of our favourite writers, Maria Tumarkin, is launcher. Emma will be there to read — and sign your copies. Watch out for more details on social media # GSP, #emergingwriters and #STBTA. And please RSVP here.


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Grattan Street Press is a not-for-profit publishing house based in Melbourne, Australia. The press is an initiative of the Publishing and Communications program in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, and is staffed by graduate students.

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Meet the Editors!

Samantha and Lucy

As a teaching press, both our website editor, Samantha Mansell, and our Millennial’s editor, Lucy Mackey, are in their final semester of the Master of Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing.

Passionate about the publishing industry and keen to learn, building off the students who have come before they are excited to add their own flare to the website and blogs. As part of this they want to emphasise the student element of Grattan Street, by having more blog posts from others on the Press talking about what it’s like to have this opportunity to learn and grow, taking the skills they have learnt in their masters and putting them into practice.

They also, both having a passion for it, would love to publish more fiction to the blogs, creating a platform for their creative writing peers.

When not slaving away on WordPress or bent over a piece with a red marker, Samantha enjoys creating fictional worlds full of plot holes she can never mend and eating an inordinate amount of Nutella. Lucy likes cooking up cupcakes, and worlds that will kill you.