Clouds of Magellan Press was established by Gordon Thompson in 2006 and is based in Melbourne. Clouds of Magellan has published monograph fiction, poetry and non-fiction by Australian writers, including many emerging authors.

Our non-fiction has explored areas of ‘spirituality from the margins’, LGBTIQ issues, autobiography and memoir.

From mid-2023 our focus will be on non-fiction.

View our list of Titles here.

Humans Being30 years of queer performance photographs by Jamie James


Clouds of Magellan has also mentored new writers, new publishing projects, and supported writers through anthologies (Stamping Ground, Bent Street journal) and financial sponsorship of festivals, bookshops and events.


Clouds of Magellan does not receive unsolicited submissions.



Rainshadow [opens new website] provides publishing services for individuals and organisations, including editing, publishing advice, book design and cover design, production and distribution management.


Clouds of Magellan titles are distributed to bookshops and libraries by John Reed Book Distribution.

Titles can be bought as ebook and print-on-demand paperbacks through online platforms such as Amazon, Booktopia, B&N, and online from John Reed Book Distribution.

Online sales are supported by eBook Alchemy.

Seduced by Grace by Michael Bernard Kelly