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Publishing high-quality books for children and young adults

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 eight titles a year, ranging from picture books through to novels and non-fiction 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 Macmillan Distribution Services and INT Books. The latter is our exclusive NZ distributor. Off-shore readers are welcome to purchase our print 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 short-listings in the NSW and Victorian Premiers’ awards and the Northern Territory 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

    Ford Street is represented around the world by the following agencies: Download the Rights Catalogue 2019 Foreign rights enquiries can be sent directly to Terrie or Paul. BRAZIL Luciana Villas-Boas Villas-Boas & Moss Literary Agency..

  • Meet the Team

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