Some great businesses have started in home garages: think Disney, Amazon and Google. Pantera Press sprung to life around the story-loving Green family’s kitchen table from a passion to publish great Australian stories that readers across the world would rave about. Founded in 2008, we continue to grow rapidly.
A social purpose business created to champion writing culture, Pantera Press invests in the next generation of both readers and writers by finding and nurturing new writers, fostering ideas and debate, and using a percentage of our revenue to invest in literacy charities and not-for-profit programs. Our good books doing good thingsTM approach encapsulates everything we do and has led to the formation of the Pantera Press Foundation. Most recently, we’ve partnered with the Sydney Story Factory to expand the reach of their free creative writing and storytelling workshops for young people from marginalised backgrounds.
Our new imprint, Lost the Plot, is designed to push the envelope and serve the new millennial generation with beautiful and entertaining content and concepts to inspire and help them save the world.
We have a unique approach to the so-called ‘slush pile’ of Australian unsolicited manuscripts. To us, this is a valuable resource – an underexplored diamond mine – and we actively encourage submissions.
Pantera Press was shortlisted in 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2019 for the Australian Book Industry’s Small Publisher of the Year Award and shortlisted for the ABIA Innovation Award and Small Publisher Adult Book of the Year Award in 2015 and 2016.