Bareknuckle Books ★ Independent Small Press ★ Australia

For the Love of Writing

vita et poetica

★ Bareknuckle Books Independent Publishers ★  
Home of the delinquent genius, the literary hoon

We are an independent publisher of new and daring literature. A small press in the ring but we’re fearless and don’t wear gloves.

We publish intelligent, challenging and original books and maintain rigorous editorial standards. We love fiction, non-fiction and poetry that is dynamic, human and blurs genre boundaries.

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Contact 9am ~ 5pm Monday - Saturday (Brisbane, Australia) for same day response

  • info@bareknucklebooks.com
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Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Regardless, it's what we do...

We (currently) publish around five new titles a year in the market genres of literary fiction, literary non-fiction and poetry.

We publish writing which sends our synapses into overdrive and takes out tired old heavyweights with one right hook.

We give readers great stories told with transcendent writing by unique new voices speaking from a real and human perspective.

We provide authors with the intimacy of a small highly experienced and creative team, unsurpassed editorial attention all the while consistently punching above our weight in review coverage, cultural impact and sales.


Bareknuckle Books has established a reputation for publishing intelligent, challenging and original books and for maintaining rigorous editorial standards. We love fiction, non-fiction and poetry that is voice-driven, narrative and blurs genre boundaries.

We seek ground-breaking, ambitious, and beautifully written works of literature.

We are always looking for and nurturing new Australian and international writers.

We also publish Bareknuckle Poet an open access humanities journal where you can find daring, often thrilling new writing from the best authors working today.

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