NEW. Signs of a struggle by Guy James Whitworth.

Signs of a struggle illustrates the creative journey, from working-class North East England to the current Queer-art scene of Sydney, through the eyes of award-winning artist Guy James Whitworth.

Uniquely using the fierce and fabulous LGBTIQ community of Sydney as a visual metaphor, Whitworth contemplates life’s challenges and triumphs. With dramatic backdrops including a troubled childhood, 80s London in the midst of the AIDS crisis, and activism for global transformation in the modern world, Signs of a struggle takes the reader on an intimate, raucous and also poignant journey through survival, queerdom, creativity and inspiration unlike any other … MORE


Clouds of Magellan Press is an independent publishing imprint, based in Melbourne.

Please visit the Titles page for a list of our publications

  • First List: 2006-2015
  • New List: 2017 –


Clouds of Magellan Press currently publishes Bent Street as its major focus. We are also within the next year publishing:

  • Bent Street 3
  • Signs of a struggle by Guy James Whitworth
  • A collection of new short stories by Ashley Sievwright
  • A re-issue of Shadowed Days, parts 1-3, by Garry Kinnane, in a single volume
  • A new work on technology and sexuality edited by Henry Von Doussa, Jennifer Power and Andrea Waling – Call for Contributions


We accept unsolicited manuscripts and book proposals only from contributors to Bent Street. And only if you have purchased a copy for a friend. And can show us the receipt.

Bent Street

Bent Street is a journal of Australian LGBTIQA+ writing, published annually in December. The journal gathers artwork and writing across various genres, created or presented in the year of publication, to form an ongoing picture of LGBTIQA+ life in Australia … more




eBook Alchemy manages the production and distribution of ebook and print-on-demand titles from Clouds of Magellan. Bookshops, library-suppliers and libraries can order through Lightning Source. Readers can order from the usual online outlets, or else ask at your local bookshop.

Bent Street is available from The Bookshop in Darlinghurst and Hares & Hyenas in Fitzroy.

Editing and Publishing

Clouds of Magellan can be contacted for general advice on publishing, as well as offering editing services and manuscript assessment.

Email us at: cloudsofmagellanpress@gmail.com