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About Ford Street

High quality books for children and young adults

Ford Street is a successful small independent Australian publisher of books for children and young adults.

We publish around fifteen titles a year, ranging from picture books through to novels for older readers. Ford Street’s publisher is renowned Australian author, Paul Collins, who has written extensively for both the local and international markets.

We have a strong presence in both schools and bookshops around Australia through NewSouth Books and Alliance. Readers are welcome to purchase our books via our online bookshop.

Ford Street punches above its weight with critical acclaim in journals, newspapers and on the web.

Authors writing for Ford Street include Isobelle Carmody, Michael Salmon, Doug MacLeod, Sean McMullen, Justin D’Ath, Alyssa Brugman, James Roy, David Miller, Jenny Mounfield, Gary Crew, Hazel Edwards, Dianne Bates and Paul Collins.

Successes include winning Gold INKY and The Family Therapist awards, short-listings in the NSW and Victorian Premiers and the Northern Territory awards, along with many in the Psychologists, Chronos and Aurealis awards. In 2011, The Glasshouse became one of only four Australian books ever to be chosen for IBBY’s (International Board on Books for Young People) ’50 Outstanding Books Exhibition’. This prestigious exhibition will be launched at the Bologna Book Fair in March. Trust Me Too, an anthology, has been chosen as a White Raven Selection and was also a Notable Book in the CBCAs.

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  • Mission Statement

    First and foremost, we seek to maintain our excellence as a publisher of high quality books for children and young adults. Our books explore themes of contemporary relevance, including childhood grief, ageing, interfaith issues, war,..

  • Submissions

    Submissions are now open. Authors and illustrators submitting their work are advised to study the sort of books we publish. A hint: children’s through to YA only! When submitting manuscripts/portfolios to us, ensure you enclose..

  • Trade Orders

    If you would like to purchase any Ford Street title, please visit our Online Bookshop. For postal orders, an Order Form can be printed here. For trade orders: Ford Street Publishing titles are now distributed..

  • Foreign Rights

    RIGHTS CATALOGUE Download the Ford Street Rights Catalogue Ford Street is represented around the world by the following agencies: Foreign rights enquiries can be sent directly to Terrie or Paul. NETHERLANDS, BULGARIA, HONG KONG & TAIWAN..

  • Meet the Team

    Meet the dedicated team of writing, editing and marketing experts behind the Ford Street Publishing brand.

  • Literary Festivals

    Are you looking for author and illustrator participation in schools, libraries, conferences and festivals? Creative Net Speakers’ Agency represents over 170 creatives across Australia, including authors and illustrators published by Ford Street Publishing. Email us..