Ilura Press is a boutique publishing house based in Melbourne. It was co-founded in 2006 by Christopher Lappas and Sabina Hopfer along with the support of other writers and artists. It operates with a volunteer management team and a dedicated group of interns. As many as twelve interns are mentored under the guidance of Christopher and Sabina at any one time, usually over a six to twelve month period.
All profit from sales of Ilura Press titles goes back into producing quality creative publications or supporting the charitable organisations that have formed close relationships with Ilura Press through specific projects.
Ilura Press has successfully produced a variety of titles with a significant literary and cultural contribution, with the most recent including:
Every Bite Takes You Home
Asylum Seeker Cookbook
1st place ‘Best Fundraising’ and 2nd place 'Best World Cuisine' at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2016
Too Afraid to Cry
The much awaited memoir by award winning Indigenous author Ali Cobby Eckermann
Vula Bevalile: Letters from a Young Doctor
A collection of stories documenting the humanitarian work in Africa of young Australian doctor Maithri Goonetilleke
Lentil as Anything: Food, Culture, Community
Cookbook Lentil as Anything pay-as-you-feel restaurants
Winner 'Best Fundraising, Charity, Community Book in the Pacific' at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2013
Etchings Indigenous: Black and Sexy
Special edition 2010 of Ilura Press’ creative journal that ran from 2006-2014
Etchings Indigenous: Treaty
Special edition 2011 of Ilura Press’ creative journal that ran from 2006-2014
INTERNSHIPS AT ILURA PRESS
PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE NOT OFFERING ANY NEW INTERNSHIP POSITIONS AT THIS STAGE.
An internship at Ilura Press can be highly rewarding, offering an insight into all aspects of the publishing industry. Whether a student with a vision to working in publishing or a more experienced professional embarking on a new career, the opportunity exists to gain valuable practical training.
Ideal candidates will demonstrate a passion for book production, be able to generate ideas and approach problems creatively, and be committed to the principles of Ilura Press and working as part of a dedicated team. Interns work closely with the publishers, editors, and other interns.
To ensure a successful outcome, interns are expected to commit to a minimum of one day per week over six months. Internships at Ilura Press are unpaid.
Key areas of involvement for interns include: