Gay and Lesbian Writing and Publishing in Australia, 1961-2001


‘The first part of this essay contextualises that community-based discussion by providing analysis and interpretation of publishing trends, with a particular focus on novels and anthologies, and how they were positioned so centrally in community-based commentary. The second part complements and extends the analysis done in part one, reporting new quantitative research on trends in the publishing of Australian gay and lesbian writing during the period 1995-2001. The quantitative research adds descriptive dimensions to the analysis of the relations between the writing and various kinds of publishing, and requires, as a result, a reconfiguration of the field under discussion. In combination with the cultural analysis, it suggests future research needs to take into account what was and is happening in publishing’ (43).

The full text of this essay is available to ALS subscribers

Please sign in to access this article and the rest of our archive.

Published 1 May 2010 in Volume 25 No. 1. Subjects: Australian culture, Australian literature - Anthologies, Australian publishers, Gay & lesbian literature & writers, Publishing history.

Cite as: Hurley, Michael. ‘Gay and Lesbian Writing and Publishing in Australia, 1961-2001.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, 2010, doi: 10.20314/als.c2b14e180e.