Obiter Publishing is a Canberra-based independent publisher of history, fiction, and experimental non-fiction.
Our focus is works that nurture new, marginalised and diverse researchers and writers.
Our approach is project oriented, peer reviewed, research led, experimental and profit sharing.
We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts but if you have an idea that you think fits with Obiter’s ethos, or are interested in collaborating on a project that falls under one of our Pasts, Presents, or Futures banners, drop us a line.
Obiter Publishing offers academic historians an opportunity to reach non-academic audiences. We value topics and approaches that will contribute to public conversations, raise issues that should be publicly debated and open eyes to the relevance of the past to the present. Obiter history titles will be works of 20-40,000 words, peer reviewed, speedily published, and available in print and digital formats. Read more
Presents is Obiter Publishing’s fiction arm. Whether presenting the author’s present, the audience’s present, the narrator’s present, or some other form of ‘presence,’ Obiter publishes works which present new, marginalised, and diverse voices. We are particularly focussed on publishing fiction that takes original and multifarious forms. Read more
Promoting diverse voices and ideas often means challenging the assumptive forms which shape and reaffirm hegemonic views and established narratives. Obiter Publishing’s Futures arm seeks to publish works of primarily creative non-fiction, which present heterodox and dissident ideas, imagine alternate futures, and subvert the boundaries of form. We are particularly interested in works and projects which explore the frictions and concordances between print and digital publishing. Read more
Obiter Publishing is a profit-share publisher that primarily publishes commissioned works. Please check our submissions page for current call-outs.
If you do have an idea that you think fits with Obiter’s ethos, or are interested in collaborating on a project that falls under one of our Pasts, Presents, or Futures banners, get in touch.
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