About Us

About Us

 

Oscillate Wildly Press is an independent micro-press of speculative fiction, historical fiction, and poetry based in Brisbane, Australia. Our passion is entertaining readers with stories of the human condition. Since 2016, we have provided opportunities for established and emerging authors, and thrive on supporting and nurturing Australian writers. We publish and nurture first-time authors, as well as established authors. We focus on anthologies, but also publish a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction, literary memoir and biography, academic journals, and actively encourage poetry manuscripts. As an independent publisher, we are committed to quality and challenging works that retain an Australian flavour whilst appealing to both national and international markets.

Oscillate Wildly Press is interested in publishing both fiction and non-fiction in the genres of horror, mystery, science fiction, historical fiction, and the plain weird. We aim to provide our readers with stories that entertain, and at the same time say something about society and the human condition. We are particularly interested in supporting first-time Australian authors. Please be aware that, unlike other publishing houses, Oscillate Wildly Press only releases titles periodically, from 1-3 titles a year, and specialise in anthologies.

All our books are print on demand and available in select boutique bookshops. Ebook editions of most of our titles are also available worldwide through Amazon, Book Depository, and other online sellers.

As we operate without any direct subsidies from the public purse, we accept work commercially viable and offer 50% royalties for all publications paid monthly.

Oscillate Wildly Press operates within a small team dedicated to bringing your book to fruition the way you envision it. We understand many people have good ideas for books but cannot find a suitable home. Oscillate Wildly Press offers expert editing and proofreading, developmental editing, as well as design and layout services.

If you are a writer, please refer to and carefully read our submission guidelines.

 

Our team:

Claire Fitzpatrick

Senior Developmental Editor

Claire Fitzpatrick is a journalist, editor, and award-nominated author of speculative fiction. She is a fiction submission reader for Aurealis, Australia’s most successful SF/fantasy magazine. Her articles ‘Why Do People Like Horror Movies,’ ‘Dark Fantasy Versus Horror: Why Are Their Differences Important? And Which Genre Should You Introduce to Your Children First?’ and ‘Body Horror And The Horror Aesthetic’ were all nominated for the 2016 Aurealis Convenors Award For Excellence. Her short story ‘Madeline’ was included within ‘Dead Of Night: Best Of Midnight Echo,’ winner of the 2016 Australian Shadows Awards for Best Edited Works. She holds a Bachelor’s degree of Government and International Relations from Griffith University, and a Graduate Certificate in Writing, Editing, and Publishing from the University of Queensland.

Daniel Seed

Publishing Assistant

Daniel Seed is the owner and operator of Stringer Press, an independent hyperlocal news press catering to Logan City. Stringer Press has been shortlisted for the Wakerley Foundation Innovation Grant. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University Of Queensland.

Lorelei Malancioiu

Marketing and Communications Assistant

Lorelei Malancioiu is a marketing and communications assistant, writer and voracious reader. She is a recent graduate from the University of Queensland with an extended major in English Literature and a minor in History.

Anita Vermaak

Typesetter and Copy-editor

Anita Vermaak is an editor, proof-reader, and translator from Cape Town, South Africa. She has a Master’s degree in Print Journalism from the University of Stellenbosch, and more than 15 years’ experience in editing.

Shane K Ryan

Cover Artist

Shane K Ryan is an award-winning graphic artist. The bizarre and macabre creations of Ryan have been featured in many genre websites, magazines and books, such as his feature on Fangoria.com ‘Horror Art From Down Under’ and his interview with Scream Horror Magazine. Published works in horror genre books include VHS VIdeo Nasties, The Book Of Tribes & Stories From The Chapel.

Shane has been involved in many horror community projects and collaborations such as creating art for the Fix The Chapel movement, a fund raiser that successfully raised 50K to restore the chapel from the opening scene of Night Of The Living Dead, as well as creating artworks for the keep sake book ‘The Book Of The Tribes,’ part of the campaign to bring Clive Barkers Night Breed The Cabal Cut to Australia. http://www.graphicxhorror.com

Artist Statement:

“As a horror artist for over the last two decades, I have always strived to bring my own style, techniques, visionary, imagination, and visual voice to my work. As a horror fan for just as long, I have craved to contribute to the industry, to the fans and to one day become a house hold name within the horror genre. I will continue to always better my last efforts, to broaden the mediums and tools at my disposal, to continue to forge new friendships and working relationships within the industry, and to continue to push the boundaries of style, innovation and design.”

Lauren Eleanor

Interior Design Photographer

Lo is a photographer and hairdresser from Brisbane. She is a veteran volunteer/photographer at Woodford Folk Festival. “The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water; but to walk on the earth.” Visit her at www.flickr.com/photos/laurenaeleanor/

Dominic Kirwan

Poetry Editor

Dominic Kirwan is a poet and editor from Brisbane. He is the author of ‘Put A Smile On That Face’ and ‘Where Words Go When They Die.’ He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Central Queensland University (Literature and Drama).

Benjamin Orchard

Fiction and Arts Editor

Benjamin Orchard is an actor, writer, director, and critic. He is the co-founder of Growling Grin Productions, a South Australian based production company, and author of ‘Fosca: The Radio Play’ (based on the novel by Iginio Ugo Tarchetti.)

Alex Duffy

Audio-visual Assistant

Alex Duffy is a seasoned musician with extensive knowledge in music theory and production. Alex has edited several book trailers and continues to create exemplary book trailers catered to individual authors.

David Gibson

Fiction Editor and Internal Artist

David Gibson is a well-read freelance artist of pornographic and religious art.

David/ ‘deI’vid/ n. (pl. Davids) (1985-) Arcane and often derogatory term for the 5’3″ homo sapien currently residing in the South East of Australia. The David is often subject to rapid changes in colour, mood and texture when exposed or applied to different circumstances and substances. All following information pertains to said individual. [etymology: from Hebrew meaning “beloved”]

Visit him at www.instagram.com/montalvooxnard/ or @FatherMuck on Facebook.

Awards

‘Protégé’ by Anthony Ferguson from the Monsters Amongst Us anthology shortlisted for Best Short Story – 2016 Australian Shadows Awards.

‘The Body Horror Book’ edited by Claire Fitzpatrick nominated for the 2016 Aurealis Convenor’s Award For Excellence.