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.

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Emily Bitto’s The Strays wins the 2015 Stella Prize!

We’re thrilled that The Strays has won the third Stella Prize. Emily said she was “particularly honoured to have won a prize that has grown from a motive so dear to my own heart: the desire to redress gender inequality in the literary world.” One of the prize’s judges, Kerryn Goldsworthy, said that “The Strays is like […]
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Maxine Beneba Clarke is the Indie Book of the Year Debut Fiction winner!

‘In Melbourne’s western suburbs, in a dilapidated block of flats overhanging the rattling Footscray train lines, a young black mother is working on a collection of stories.’ We’re very excited that Maxine’s Foreign Soil, a collection of short stories that gives voice to the disenfranchised, the lost, the downtrodden, and the mistreated, has won the Indie Book of the Year […]
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The 2015 Elyne Mitchell Writing Award is open for submissions

‘An invitation to women and men who appreciate the country and country life… The Elyne Mitchell Writing Award commemorates Elyne’s life and work, and has been established to encourage all writers to focus their stories on the Australian rural landscape.’ Fiction or non-fiction, entries close 5.00pm 31st July, 2015. http://elynemitchell.com

Helene Young triumphs at the Australian Romance Reader Association awards!

Congratulations to Helene Young, whose novel ‘Safe Harbour’ won the 2014 Favourite Romantic Suspense at the Australian Romance Reader Association awards, presented at the Association’s convention in Canberra.