Welcome to Curtis Brown

We are Australia’s oldest and largest literary agency representing a diverse range of Australian and New Zealand writers.

Curtis Brown is keen to source works by young and promising writers whilst also looking after many established clients and significant estates.

On our website you will find information about our agency, how to submit material to us, and the clients and Estates we represent.

Our Sydney office is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

SUBMISSIONS: Our Submissions Department is currently OPEN. Please check our submission guidelines for further information.

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Kimberley Starr wins the 2015 Text Prize for YA and Children’s Writing!

Publisher Michael Heyward said ‘The Book of Whispers is a heart-stopping adventure ride through a world populated by demons, both real and figurative. It’s about goodness and doing right and, above all, love. Every fan of historical fantasy will want to get their hands on this novel. We look forward to publishing it.’ Congratulations, Kimberley!

The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists Awards feature 3 Curtis Brown authors

Congratulations Maxine Beneba Clarke (‘Foreign Soil,’ Hachette), Omar Musa​ (‘Here Come the Dogs,’ Hamish Hamilton), and Alice Pung​ (‘Laurinda,’ Black Inc.)! One of the judges, Linda Morris, described the writers as ‘outsiders writing about what it is to be outsiders. Their stories are peopled by loners, the disenfranchised, the broken and the criminal. Barely a peep of white […]
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Australian Book Designers Association Awards announced

Congratulations to the designers of these beautiful books: Jon Foye, ‘Mike I Don’t Like‘ (ABC Books/ HarperCollins); Bruno Herfst & Marc Martin, ‘Max‘ (Viking); Laura Thomas, ‘What Came Before‘ (Viking). http://abda.com.au/
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Curtis Brown clients shine at the Australian Book Industry Awards

‘The 52-Storey Treehouse‘ by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton won Book of the Year and the award for Younger Children while ‘Foreign Soil‘ by Maxine Beneba Clarke won Literary Fiction Book of the Year. Congratulations all! abiawards.com.au/current-winners/