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.

Libby Hathorn, Alice award

Libby Hathorn wins the Alice Award

Libby Hathorn, Sydney writer and poet, has been awarded the Alice Award, this year held in Western Australia, on 18th November at the Anzac Club, Perth. It is a national bi-ennial award made by the Society of Women Writers of Australia. ‘The Alice is awarded to an Australian woman who by her written work has […]
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Lucinda Gifford wins Five Mile Press Illustrator Award!

Melbourne-based Lucinda Gifford has won the inaugural Five Mile Press Illustrator Prize. Five Mile publisher Kay Scarlett said the judges of the prize felt Gifford had the ‘strongest individual style’ of the approximately 100 entrants for the new award. Congratulations, Lucinda!
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Libby Gleeson, Andy Griffiths, James Phelan, Sally Rippin, all Koala Award Winners 2014

A big congratulations to Andy Griffiths who won the Fiction for Older Readers (The 39-Storey Treehouse, Pan Macmillan), James Phelan's whose book 13: The Last Thirteen (Scholastic) placed as an Honour book in the Fiction Years 7 to 9 category, Sally Rippin who won the Fiction for Younger Readers category (Billie B Brown: The Best Project, Hardie Grant) and Libby Gleeson who won the Legend award in the 2014 Koala Awards.

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Andy Griffiths, James Phelan and Sally Rippin all win in the 2014 Young Australian Best Book Awards

Congratulations to Andy Griffiths, who won the Fiction Older Readers category (The 39-Storey Treehouse, Pan Macmillan), James Phelan, who won the Fiction Years 7-9 category (The Last 13 Book One: 13, Scholastic), and Sally Rippin who won the Fiction Young Readers category (Billie B Brown: The Best Project, Hardie Grant) in the 2014 Young Australian Best Book Awards. Fantastic news!