At Grattan Street Press we enjoy seeing a diversity of submissions and have the freedom to consider work that falls outside the strictly commercial.

A start-up press, we publish a range of work, including contemporary literature and trade non-fiction. We also re-publish culturally valuable works that are out of print.

We are always looking for book reviews and blog submissions for our Grattan Street Press publishing blog, and our MZ blog about the lives and experiences of Millennials and Gen Z. We also seek novella-length works for Grattan Street Shorts, which publishes challenging, experimental work in both fiction and nonfiction.

For more information, please get in contact with us at

Manuscript Guidelines

When submitting fiction, please include the following:

  • the first three chapters of your manuscript (or a maximum excerpt of 12,000 words)
  • a short summary of the complete work
  • a brief author CV

When submitting nonfiction, please include the following:

  • one draft chapter
  • a table of contents
  • a 500-word outline of the proposed work
  • a brief author CV


GSP Blog Guidelines

Work for our blogs should be approx. 500-1500 words. More detailed guidelines are below and available on Submittable.

Please note that we are not currently accepting poetry submissions.

Check out our prompt lists below for ideas!



What kind of work do you accept?

We accept blog and manuscript submissions via Submittable.

For manuscripts, we are seeking both fiction and non-fiction of a wide variety including: short story collections, novellas, memoir, political and historical fiction. But if you have something brilliant hiding in your desk drawer that doesn’t fit that bracket, don’t let that deter you. Send it to us and see what happens.

In terms of nonfiction manuscripts, we’re looking for well-written long-form work that explores contemporary social, political and cultural issues with insight and literary flair.

You can find our previously published blog posts here. See our prompt lists and guidelines for blogs above. If you’re still not sure, feel free to pitch us an idea or ask any other questions over here.

Do you pay your contributors?

As we are a not-for-profit student-run organisation, we aren’t able to pay our blog contributors.

I’m having trouble using Submittable. What do I do?

You can contact the lovely people at Submittable here.

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