2020: GSP unmasked… almost!
Grattan Street Press is back for 2021, with recent releases to promote and new books to publish! After 10 months of remote working (thank you, COVID-19 not!), we’re raring to go on a highly sterilised and socially distanced campus, with masks gradually coming off.
Right now, we’re looking for posts for our two blogs, the GSP publishing blog and MZ, our blog for Millennial and Gen Z writers. Find out more about submitting a pitch here.
2020: Annual Independent Publishing Conference
The annual Independent Publishing Conference kicks off tomorrow (November 26). We’re looking forward to catching up with other small presses in the network — if only online. Meantime, check out this read about Corella Press, a teaching press based at University of Queensland, regular attender at this conference, and guest blogger for GSP.
2020: NEW RELEASE: Mer by Samantha Amy Mansell
Join us at the online launch on Tuesday November 17 at 6pm. Award-winning author Penni Russon (Undine, The Endsister, Only Ever Always) is guest launcher. Sam will read from her stories. You can also pre-order your copy of Mer with free postage, on our Eventbrite registration page.
2020: Mer, the latest book by Grattan Street Press
We are excited to announce the next instalment of our Grattan Street Shorts series, Mer. Written by Melbourne University alum, Samantha Mansell. The book made its debut appearance on our blog as a single story simply titled The Deep. Stay tuned for further announcements on the availability of Mer.
The current grows stronger, the ocean hungry for revenge…
Set in an ominous underwater world marred by human destruction, the stories in Mer unsettle traditional mermaid mythology – beyond gender, beyond beauty, beyond romance.
Merfolk have ruled their watery domain for untold years, but humans threaten it with deadly danger. Stranded and alone, Odel haunts an abandoned lake. Ondine drags her prey to a graveyard of their own making. Unzel pursues a threatening boat. Nothing left to lose, the merfolk will do whatever it takes to defend their home – no matter who gets in their way.
In her debut collection, Samantha Mansell weaves a series of evocative tales about vengeance, loss and the right to survive. Mer asks not what, but who, lurks in the deep.
2020: GSP as a Higher Education Award Finalist
Grattan Street Press is proud to announce we are finalists in the Learning Experience category of the Australian Financial Review‘s annual Higher Education awards.
Our entry is entitled ‘Learning book publishing in the hands-on way at the University of Melbourne’. Four university programs have been shortlisted in the category. The winner will be announced in Sydney on 18 November, at a public ceremony (remember those?)
Grattan Street Press is one of only a handful of teaching presses in existence, delivering hands-on learning experience of every aspect of the book publishing process to postgraduate students within timeframes and workflow routines mirroring industry conditions.
This will be the sixth annual AFR Higher Education Awards, which recognise the contributions of remarkable Australian institutions over the previous year.