Transit Lounge is an independent press dedicated to the publication of exciting new fiction and non-fiction.  Our tastes are broad and encompass literary fiction and upmarket genre writing such as  psychological thrillers.  We have a particular interest in creative literary publishing that explores the relationships between East and West and entertains and promotes insights into diverse cultures .

‘Transit Lounge, doing exceptional things with a very high quality list.’ The Melbourne Review

Transit Lounge has made a significant mark on the Australian publishing scene by combining a winning roster of eclectic travel writers and top notch and original fiction .’ The Age

‘First, a word about the publisher, Transit Lounge. They love their books. I’m repeatedly won over by the care, and the beauty they bring to the books they choose to bring to market.’

The Weekend Australian 


We love reading new work and are particularly interested in literary fiction across all genres. We prefer to read your work when it is sent as a PDF or word attachment to: 

Please include some information about yourself and a brief synopsis of the work you are submitting.

Owing to the number of manuscripts currently under consideration we cannot respond to all queries or provide feedback.  We will  endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible if your work fits with our  publishing program.
To allow for reading time, please note as from 1 October 2023 we will be closed for submissions until 1 June 2024. If you haven’t heard from us regarding an existing submission we hope to get back to you soon.


Transit Lounge titles are distributed by NewSouth Books through Alliance Distribution Services (ADS)
Tel: +61 (2) 4390 1300
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