From our humble beginnings, with Anna Solding’s The Hum of Concrete in 2012, we have grown to one of the largest publishers in South Australia, publishing everything from picture books to adult literary fiction. So many people have helped along the way: designers, writers, illustrators, editors and readers. 2017 looks to be an incredibly exciting year with at least seven books published. It’s our Year of Stories so three of them will be short story collections, beginning with Lucy Durneen’s exquisite Wild Gestures. To thank you all for your support, we are having our first ever sale. We’d like to offer all our books at 20% discount from 9-11 February 2017. Don’t hesitate. Just go to our web shop and put in the coupon code HappyBirthday.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submissions now due Friday 2 December 2016!
MidnightSun has teamed up with Flinders University to create a short story anthology in 2017. The theme is ‘Ain’t Love Grand’ because it’s about romantic love, in any of its guises. We would particularly love unusual interpretations of the theme. Word length is max. 3000 words. Submissions will be judged blind, so please don’t put your name on the submission itself. Continue reading Call for submissions – Love anthology→
Paul Mitchell is the latest writer to join the MidnightSun family. Here he is talking about ideas for his novel We. Are. Family. which is due out in September 2016
Ideas – guest post by Paul Mitchell
My friend D. asked me a question I hadn’t heard for a long time: where do you get your ideas? We were sitting at a Castlemaine pub’s outside table. The night was almost freezing, we were dressed in great coats and beanies, and avoiding the trad jazz playing in the main bar. We were drinking pints of beer that were Continue reading Introducing Paul Mitchell→
MidnightSun has been growing over the last three years and we have become a force to be reckoned with, in adult and children’s literature alike. We only publish books we love and we spend months making sure we edit the text to its absolute pinnacle and design the best possible cover. We are incredibly proud of all the books we have produced so far and very excited about the ones we are now signing up to publish in 2016 and 2017. Soon we will reveal more of our authors and projects but for now we just want to say thank you for your ongoing support of MidnightSun. Without you, loyal readers, we wouldn’t be here.
Here is this week’s teaser for Breaking Beauty. I hope you have booked your spot at the Adelaide launch as it’s getting pretty close to capacity. Book now to avoid disappointment! Email RSVPs to Continue reading Teaser III→
The countdown to the launch of Breaking Beauty has begun! To give you a taste of the beautiful stories to come, we have created a small sample per week to be posted on our Facebook page until the big day on Friday 7 November. Don’t forget to book your spot at the Adelaide party: email@example.comContinue reading Teaser Quotes for Breaking Beauty→
Our amazing designer Kim Lock has been working very hard to deliver this stunning cover for MidnightSun’s upcoming short story collection Breaking Beauty.
Lynette Washington has expertly edited the project and now we can look forward to the fabulous Adelaide launch of this brilliant collection. It’ll all be happening at the SA Writers’ Centre from 6.30pm on Friday 7 November 2014. Hope to see you there!
Every now and then, out of the massive MidnightSun pile of unsolicited manuscripts, appears a story that really grabs us by the throat and shakes us around. Because we actually read every single one of those manuscripts, we come across a mixed bunch of stories, from children’s picture books to self-help manuals. But mainly the pile consists of fiction for an adult audience, just the way we like it. Lately, we have been fortunate enough to find one such throat-grabbing gem in our pile and we thought it was time to introduce this writer to you. Continue reading Proudly presents… Amanda Hickie!→
MidnightSun has been very busy behind the scenes lately, planning this year and beyond. Although we are currently snowed under with interesting manuscripts and in the process of reading them all, we have decided on a couple of projects for this year.
We are going to step into children’s book publishing for the first time with Jane Jolly and Sally Heinrich’s beautiful One Step at a Time about the relationship between a young boy and his elephant. This bright and moving picture book will be a gorgeous present for all the little ones.
This first year has flown by for MidnightSun Publishing. We have made our fair share of mistakes, such as getting review copies out too late to important reviewers, and we have had lower visibility in the Eastern states than we would have liked. However, for the most part this year has been an absolute triumph. For our books, our writers and, most importantly, our readers. Both Zanesh and Anna have been overwhelmed by the positive reactions to their books. They have thoroughly enjoyed reading all the insightful reviews and discussing their work with Continue reading Celebrating 2012!→
MidnightSun Publishing has decided to help the Queensland Literary Awards in their Pozible campaign to raise funds desperately needed after Queensland Premier Campbell Newman decided, as one of his first actions in office, to scrap the funding for the awards. Fortunately, the target has been reached so the awards will go ahead this year, but without prize money for the winners. Thanks to all the amazing volunteers for making this happen.
MidnightSun Publishing is a new and exciting publishing company based in Adelaide, Australia. We believe that books matter. We believe that books are still important in this digital world and we aim to bring books to you in whatever format you prefer.
Good books change lives; they carry readers away to another world and another time; they make us laugh and cry and think about things that have never occurred to us before. Good books challenge and transform, they validate our own experiences and bring back long lost memories. Reading is an escape from reality but reading a good book also helps you to deeply immerse yourself in the lives of others.