“… a project with genuine heart and soul.” – The Age
“Its beauty is in the humanity and compassion it accords a subsection of society often overlooked and misunderstood by the wider community.” – Right Now
Recipes and Refuge
“… brings us together, reminds us of our past and heals the wounds of loss with love.” – Dumbo Feather
“… proof that much-loved dishes can bring buried stories to life.”
Other States of Mind
“… not about mental health in isolation, but about the people affected by it, in all their diversity and complexity.” – Graeme Simsion
“… a big step to building awareness, to changing the way people perceive mental health, and towards expression, acceptance and community.” – Readings
“Anyone interested in people will find this a wonderful book, full of diverse characters whose lives have been both ordinary and amazing, often at the same time.”
– Joy FM
“... you cannot help but feel invigorated by the combined voices of Bold, whose positive, life-affirming message comes through loud and clear on every page.”
– Right Now
Lovers of writing exciting and fresh, welcome to The Rag & Bone Man Press Inc. We are an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, promoting and editing non-fiction and fiction by undiscovered and up-and-coming writers. Our aim is to track down, gather and publish unique collections of stories in community-related book projects.
Rag & Bone encourages creative collaborations, holding Salons where writers come together to keep the energy and ideas for their writing and projects alive. Rag & Bone enables these writers, and communities whose resources and opportunities are limited, to have their voices heard. If you have any ideas for story collections or community projects – everything from stories on the environment or human rights to 25 word soliloquies or folk tales – please contact us to discuss.
We now also have a children's imprint, Little Barrow Press. We welcome any topics or ideas for creative, fun and socially-aware children’s books that you may have.
Volunteers and donations are an essential part of making our projects happen. If you would like to volunteer for the Press in any way, be it writing, editing, design, business or admin, please let us know. Or if you are able to donate, it is hugely appreciated.
Rag & Bone was founded by Dan Christie, Keira de Hoog and Hannah Cartmel, all of whom work in publishing and creative enterprises across Melbourne.