Alex Adsett Publishing Services is a full service literary agency, representing quality works of fiction and non-fiction for children, teens and adults. We also provide freelance consultancy services for Australian publishers and authors, including commercial review of publishing contracts.

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Alex an Arts Leader in 2019

We are very pleased to announce that our Alex Adsett has been accepted into the Australia Council’s next cohort of twenty Arts Leaders for the Arts Leadership Program in 2019/2020.

The Australia Council has announced the next cohort of participants in its flagship Arts Leaders and Future Leaders programs.

“The 20 participants of the Arts Leaders program will embark on a 12 month journey of leadership activities aimed at further embedding strong leadership across the artforms.

This collaborative program will take these mid-career, established artists and arts workers to regional locations across Australia and to Indonesia for intensive residentials. The leaders will take part in workshops and virtual meetings, delving into the critical issues impacting the arts globally.”

Alex is very excited to be part of the Program, and can’t wait to see where it will lead!

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AAPS welcomes Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett imageAAPS is delighted to announce Martin Shaw‘s latest signing to the agency: acclaimed Melbourne novelist Favel Parrett!

Martin writes: “I remember so well when I first met Favel. Her publisher, Hachette, put on a little event one evening for booksellers at the North Fitzroy Bowls Club in Melbourne to introduce us to some of their forthcoming authors. In particular, I remember the sorely-missed Matt Richell (their sales & marketing director at the time) saying to me: “I reckon we’ve got (in Favel) something really special on our hands here”.

And how right he was! Many of you would doubtless have been dazzled by the book he was talking about: her wondrous 2011 debut, Past the Shallows, which went on to be shortlisted for the Miles Franklin prize, amongst several other gongs. She followed that with her paean to the little red ship the Nella Dan and its Antarctic voyages in When the Night Comes in 2014. Both books went on to be published in the UK, the US and several European countries.

So now we’re thrilled to share that forthcoming in September 2019 is her extraordinarily beautiful and moving new novel, There Was Still Love. We adore this book, & Continue reading

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Pitching opportunities with AAPS

Hi Everyone,

We have just confirmed some exciting speaking and pitching opportunities for the last part of 2018, and updated the Where We Are page accordingly. Over the next few months, Alex will be taking manuscript assessments, or direct pitches at Conflux in Canberra, YA SFF Con in Melbourne, SCBWI in Hobart, and Byron Bay Writers Centre in Byron Bay. Check out the dates and booking information here:


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Expo 88 coverWe are delighted to congratulate the amazing Jackie Ryan for receiving THREE nominations in the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards Shortlists, for her incredible work of research and passion, We’ll Show The World: Expo 88. This story of Brisbane’s almighty struggle for a little bit of cred was published by University of Queensland Press in May 2018, tying in with the 30th anniversary of Expo 88.

This thought provoking, and at times hilarious, work has been nominated for: University of Southern Qld History Book Award, Courier Mail’s People’s Choice Award, and Queensland Premier’s Award for a Work of State Significance. Congratulations Jackie, publishing editor Alexandra Payne, publisher UQP, and fingers tightly crossed for the awards!

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