Blackwing Press, established in 2016, began as the imprint of a small author cooperative offering quality writing informed by provocative perspectives, publishing narrative non-fiction, memoir and short prose.
In 2020 Blackwing Press refocussed its mission. It is now an independent publisher of memoir, autobiography, autoethnography and other forms of writing reflecting personal experience and its interpretation. Blackwing Press also publishes fiction of any length: collections of short stories, novelettes, and novels with a focus on family stories, transgenerational issues and intimate dynamics. Narrative non-fiction and para-academic work are also part of its purview.
Blackwing books do not conform to standard genre expectations. They aim at being literary and popular at the same time, using good writing to explore ordinary as well as extraordinary experiences through recognisable spaces and times.
Blackwing publications appear both locally and internationally on Amazon Kindle, other e-book platforms and in paperback through Kindle Direct Publishing and Ingram Spark. Books can be ordered in person from any good bookstore or ordered online from distributors. On occasion books maybe be purchased using Paypal direct from this site with author signatures.
Blackwing is especially interested in writing from Australia which reflects culture and history through diverse perspectives and approaches.
Nepenthe Press, Blackwing’s new sibling, publishes experimental writing, neofiction, imaginative and theoretical-critical writing which pushes boundaries, avoids rules and embraces infinite possibilities. Nepenthe will will also consider poetry/prose pieces and works integrated with black and white illustration, photography or graphic art and design.
All authors have independent contractual arrangements with the distributors and manage their own royalties and tax payments.
We are not currently accepting new proposals, however we would like to hear from you if you have writing projects which align with our interests. Use the email or contact form below.
Blackwing Press is a registered trading name and operates from Katoomba in the Blue Mountains near Sydney NSW. Dedicated websites for Blackwing Press and Nepenthe Press are currently under construction.
Enquiries about Blackwing Press or Nepenthe Press should be directed to:
PO Box 3
Katoomba NSW 2780
or use the CONTACT section of this website – click below.
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