We produce beautiful books that bristle and shimmer with life.

UWA Publishing is a part of the University of Western Australia and publishes books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art and natural history, as well as a scholarly series.

UWA Publishing is situated within a community of scholars serious about knowledge and new ideas. It is a privilege to be part of this world of learning, a position that informs our approach to the world at large.

Established in 1935, UWA Publishing has over 800 books in its backlist and publishes on average 30 books annually. In 2015, UWA Publishing created the Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. We house two imprints: UWAP Scholarly, established in 2014, and UWAP Poetry, established 2016.

Our publishing program is ambitious. We believe in the power of a good book to inspire important conversations. UWA Publishing supports local writing that explores Australian society, politics and culture, and has published English-language and translated books from around the world. Works of Indigenous stories, language, history, art and culture form a core part of our program. We publish both established authors and new voices, and champion endangered literary forms such as poetry and short stories.

UWA Publishing is a small but nimble team committed to providing our authors with a meaningful publishing experience, and our readers with books worth reading.

UWA Publishing

Producers of fine books and new ideas, UWA Publishing (UWAP) continues to expand the boundaries of academic publishing, striving for social, cultural and intellectual renewal.

Award-winning fiction and non-fiction works illustrate its strength and diversity in a modern university. UWAP’s impetus is to make a contribution to the culture we operate from, and to do so with foresight and rigour.

A division of The University of Western Australia, UWAP has been publishing important books since 1935.
UWA Publishing Scholarly

UWA Publishing is pleased to introduce a new imprint to its operations, UWAP Scholarly. Academic monographs play an important role as disseminators of research findings in the university sector. We are looking for lively writing and cogent arguments in the fields of humanities and social sciences, and the natural sciences.

A publishing subsidy is required to assist in production costs and to ensure that we can reasonably price a standard-sized book at between $40–50. Books will be produced in both print and eBook formats.

In recent years, many bookshops have reduced their stocks of specialist books. In introducing this series we will rely upon direct marketing and social media to announce new titles and the primary sales outlet for books will be our online store at www.uwap.com.au, which offers free postage within Australia and a flat rate of $20 for international post.

A submission form is available here. Please send your submission form by email to admin-uwap@uwa.edu.au and direct all queries to Director Terri-ann White. UWA Publishing will take submissions to peer review prior to offering a publishing contract. Please allow for up to 8 weeks to receive a response.   

UWA Publishing Custom

UWAP Custom is our full-service division who can project manage the publication of quality books for your organisation.

UWAP Custom offers expertise in editing, design, proof-reading, printing, binding, and/or distribution across a variety of genres to meet your corporate objectives.
In addition, existing titles can be customised with your own brand for promotional campaigns or fundraising initiatives.

To find out how UWAP Custom can assist you with your next project, please contact Director Terri-ann White via email: admin-uwap@uwa.edu.au.

The Charles and Joy Staples South West Region Publications Fund was established in 1984 by a generous donation to The University of Western Australia by Charles and Joy Staples.

The purpose of the Staples Fund is to make the results of research on the South West of Western Australia widely available to assist the South West community.

The Fund also aims to help those in government and private organisations concerned with South West projects to appreciate the needs and possibilities of the region in the widest possible historical perspective.