About writing in Australia: Book Illustration

Call the following publishers of children’s books to discuss their interest in your work. You could suggest making an appointment to show them your folio, or you could send in samples of your illustration to particular texts. We suggest that you send them a style sheet or two, just one or two pages upon which you have reduced a number of images to indicate the breadth of type of illustration you do. You could also ask whether they recommend you speak to people in the design department (if there is one) or in adult publishing in their company. Please do not send them any material without speaking to them on the telephone first.


Allen & Unwin PO Box 8500 St Leonards NSW 2065
Contact: Non-Fiction Commissioning Editor
HarperCollins Lvl 13, 201 Elizabeth St, Sydney 2000
Contact: Non-Fiction Commissioning Editor
University of Queensland Press PO Box 42 St Lucia Qld 4064
Contact: Non-Fiction Commissioning Editor
Hachette Livre Australia 17/207 Kent St Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: Fiona Hazard
Hybrid Publishers

PO Box 52 Ormond Vic 3204
Contact: Louis de Vries

Macmillan 1 Market St (level 25), Sydney NSW 2000
Contact: Tom Gilliatt
Random House Australia
Contact: See the Random House web site
Waterline Publishing PO Box 3 Palmyra WA 6157
Contact: Lee Barclay