Three writers of middle grade fiction have been selected as the winners of the 2019 Affirm Press Mentorship Award in partnership with Varuna, which focuses on Young Adult and Middle Fiction manuscripts for the first time.
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Tricky’s Bad Day by Alison Lester has won the 2019 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Award for Book of the Year, Early Childhood.
Following recent successes and having been named Australian Small Publisher of the Year in 2019, the team at Affirm Press is keen to maintain the momentum by recruiting an experienced, entrepreneurial editor who will love commissioning successful books across the breadth of our list (with the exception of the kids list, at least for now).
Affirm Press will publish a profit-for-purpose book by writers who have experienced homelessness this November. Featuring 37 diverse writers, We Are Here: Stories of Home, Place and Belonging is being edited by novelist, homelessness researcher and former Big Issue deputy editor Meg Mundell.
Hot International Auction for The Safe Place, a Debut Thriller by Australian Novelist Anna Downes; Affirm Press Signs Two-Book Deal
Superbly tense and mesmerising, The Safe Place is a deft examination of the lengths we’ll go to project and protect the façade of a perfect life.
Affirm Press is thrilled to have been named Small Publisher of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) 2019.
Three Affirm Press books have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards for 2019.
Applications are now open for the 2019 Affirm Press Mentorship Award in partnership with Varuna Writers’ House. Writers of YA and middle-grade fiction interested in applying should visit the Varuna website for more details on the award and how to submit before applications close on 30 April.
We couldn’t be happier to share the news that Alison Lester has won the Melbourne Prize for Literature, one of Australia’s richest arts prizes