Submissions are being sought for the 10th – and final – Sleepers Almanac. This wonderful, critically acclaimed collection of short fiction (including some poetry, illustrations, and whimsy) has been coming out every year since 2005. In 2015, editors Lou Swinn and Zoe Dattner will publish the last ever issue. The pleasure we get every year from reading these submissions is immense. We can never publish every single story (though the quality is always extraordinary). But we know you’re writing your hearts out, and hope you will again this time. Submissions open until January 31st. See full details on our Almanac page.
++The Boy’s Own Manual To Being a Proper Jew is Here at Last!++
We’re very proud to present the debut novel by Eli Glasman, and our first novel for young adults, The Boy’s Own Manual To Being A Proper Jew. This wonderful story tells the tale of Yossi, a young man growing up in Caulfield’s Orthodox Jewish community and grappling with his sexuality. This book has received lots of acclaim already, with Books + Publishing magazine giving it five stars and lots of booksellers saying it’s the best new YA to cross their desks in years. Sign up to our newsletter to receive the first two chapters free, or go right ahead and buy the book in print or e right here, right now.
++ Bestselling Duffy & Snellgrove eBooks Available Here! ++
In a new agreement between Sleepers Publishing and former publisher Michael Duffy, a backlist of bestselling Australian titles published by Duffy & Snellgrove between 1994 and 2006 is now available as ebooks. Hits like John Birmingham’s He Died With a Felafel In His Hand, Peter Robb’s Midnight in Sicily and Rosalie Ham’s debut The Dressmaker (soon to be a film starring Kate Winslet) are just some of the titles Sleepers has made available to 100 ebook outlets including Amazon, Kobo and Apple. A full list of the titles currently available can be found right here.