NLA Publishing works with Australia’s leading writers, designers and illustrators to produce around 18 publications a year. Our books explore the subjects of the National Library of Australia’s rich and diverse collections.

Australian history is a main theme of our publications, as well as natural history, art, photography and literature. Our popular children’s books include picture books, novels and historical ‘faction’ and have won many awards.

Getting published

NLA Publishing welcomes submissions. Authors can make a submission based on the collection for consideration by the NLA Publications Committee. Please ensure you make yourself aware of the following documents:

Submissions for book proposals can be made on the NLA Publishing website.