An independent publisher of incredible Speculative Fiction.

We provide publishing pathways for emerging writers from Australia and New Zealand, and aspire to shine the light on unique and diverse voices.



WANDERING STARS: The Best of the ZODIAC series Celebrating the Zodiac collection, WANDERING STARS features twenty-four tales chosen from the twelve anthologies, two focusing on each star sign.The authors include Nikky Lee, Mikhaeyla Kopievsky, Dee Cheers, Tee Linden, Rebecca Dale, Austin P. Sheehan, Aiki Flinthart, Maddie Jensen, Tim Borella, LJ McLeod, Deeanna West, Stephen Herczeg,…

Opening for september NOvella submissions

Deadset Press are happy to announce that during September, we will be accepting submissions of speculative fiction novellas, with a goal to publish up to four over the next eighteen months. Submissions are open to authors from Australia and New Zealand, and we encourage everyone – especially LGBTIQ, neurodiverse, and BIPOC authors – to send…

Upcoming Books

It’s time we let you in on a couple of our projects.WHERE THE WEIRD THINGS ARE (Volume 2)We are happy to share that we are currently editing the selected stories for the second volume of Where The Weird Things Are, and are expecting the collection will launch in November.THE BEST OF THE ZODIAC SERIESA year…


We are thrilled to share that three stories we published in 2021 have been shortlisted for Aurealis Awards! Congratulations to Pamela Jeffs, her story ‘Of Slaves and Lions’ is a finalist in the ‘Best Young Adult Short Story’ category. Congratulations to Tansy Rayner-Roberts, whose story ‘Way Bread Rising’ is also a finalist in the ‘Best…


The stories for WHERE THE WEIRD THINGS (Vol 1) have been finalised! We are super excited about this spec-fic travel guide of the freaky and fantastic, and hope you are too! Congratulations to the accepted authors Eva Leppard, Faran Silverton, Chris Mason, Austin P Sheehan, Lucy Fox, Madeleine D’Este, Sarah Jane Justice, Casey Campbell, Emma…

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