University of Queensland Press (UQP)

    20 October 2014
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    UQP publishes a range of literary titles across its publishing program. It has a reputation for discovering emerging authors, supporting Indigenous writing, celebrating Australian poetry and championing children’s literature.  

    University of Queensland Press (UQP) received $25,000 through Literature’s 2014 Publishing Program Grant category. 

    From 2015, applications for projects like this can be submitted through – Arts Projects – Organisations (between $10,000-$150,000) program.


    In 2013–14, the University of Queensland Press received funding towards the publication of 16 titles in their literary publishing program. The following genres were supported - fiction, literary non-fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult genres.

    With the Australia Council’s support, publishers can apply for funding towards any aspect of the publishing process, including commissioning fees, author royalties, production, marketing, promotion and editorial fees. 

    Within the new grants model, publishers will be able to apply for a broader range of activities. For example, audience and market development activities such as including national and international author promotional tours, trips to international book fairs for rights sales of Australian titles, export market initiatives and bookselling campaigns.

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