About Puncher & Wattmann

Puncher & Wattmann is a  publisher of shit-hot writing based in Newcastle, Muloobinba, NSW on land unceded by the Awabakal and Worimi people. Since 2005, we have published over 200 titles: poetry, fiction, life writing, poetry anthologies and critical non-fiction. Our current proprietors are founder David Musgrave and Ed Wright. Our advisory panel is comprised of writers Kerri Shying, Tiffany Tsao, David Kelly, Chris Brown, MTC Cronin and Ursula Robinson Shaw.

Puncher and Wattmann books have won or been shortlisted for a number of literary awards including the Miles Franklin, Prime Minister’s awards and various state and Premiers’ literary awards. Our titles treasure eclecticism, wit and iconoclasm. We also publish the Slow Loris chapbook imprint curated by Chris Brown. Our Puncher and Wattmann First Poetry Book Prize is helping some of Australia’s best young poets on the path to publication. We are also proud to be the co-publisher of World Poetry, an international, bilingual journal in English and Mandarin.

Our aim: to promote and support quality Australian writing