About Affirm Press
Affirm Press is a Melbourne-based publishing company committed to publishing books that have a positive impact on the community and that influence by delight.
When it comes to fiction, we want to publish new and under-published authors - in any genre - and distinguish ourselves through our editorial commitment. We're interested in building relationships, not one-offs. We'll stretch friendships to get the best results, but never break them.
The publisher is Martin Hughes who used to ‘work' for Lonely Planet as a writer, editor and photographer. He's had various other jobs in media and publishing, including a three-year stint as the editor of The Big Issue magazine. He started Affirm Press in 2007 along with his boss, mentor and friend Graeme Wise.
Rebecca Starford is the associate publisher at Affirm Press. She is a former deputy editor of Australian Book Review and reviews for The Age, The Weekend Australian and ALR. Rebecca is also the editor and co-founder of Kill Your Darlings.