Participate in our storybooks

Stories of Australian Science 2010 is now closed for submissions.

This page summarises how this collection of stories worked.

Put your science in front of the world’s science TV producers and journalists.

This magazine-style collection of short science stories will put your research and researchers in front of over 1,000 science journalists and television producers. It will also reach wider audiences through Australia’s embassies and consulates worldwide. Stories of Australian Science will be available in print and online.

The first distribution will be at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers. Your story will be given to the leaders in science television – from the BBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic, the ABC, SBS and dozens of other television and production companies around the world.

The cost of participation ranges from $600 for a story to $1,800 for a full page advert.

All stories and adverts received by Monday 16 November 2009 will be included in a special preview edition published for the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in Melbourne in December. There may be a later deadline for the full publication which will be circulated in January 2010.

There’s also a range of sponsorship opportunities available at the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers. I’ll send you a second email about the Congress.

In April 2007 Australia hosted the 5th World Conference of Science Journalists. To coincide with that event we published a magazine-style collection titled Stories of Australian Science (2007).  The magazine was circulated at the conference and sent in bulk to Australian embassies and government offices around the world.

Stories of Australian Science 2010 will be circulated to attendees at the Congress, to our lists of international science journalists (including delegates to the 2007 conference), and through Australian embassies and government offices overseas. 100 run-ons will be given to all participants in the magazine. Additional run-ons will be available at cost.

There will be three stories on each page – each comprising 200 words and a single colour image.

How can you be involved?

  1. You can supply us with a 200 word story and print quality photo. Each story will cost $650. We may edit your stories to emphasise the story telling – if so we’ll send the story back to you for approval.
  2. For $750 we will write your story using supplied materials – media releases, research reports, brochures etc
  3. Or for $850 we’ll interview your scientist and write the story from scratch.
  4. Alternatively you can supply a print resolution pdf advert ready-to-go:
  • A ¼ page advert is $800
  • A ½ page advert is $1,200
  • A full page advert is $1,800.

All prices are ex-GST
Print ad specifications are at the bottom of the page

Book more than one item and save: we offer a 10% discount on the total price if you book two items (stories and/or adverts); 15% discount for three, 20% discount for four.

You can book by email and we’ll invoice your organisation. Alternatively, for simple bookings (one advert or one to three stories) you can book and pay online using Paypal. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex (but only via PayPal).

For more information call me or visit

There you can review the 2007 edition, book your story and find out more about the TV producers congress.

We’ve also included a couple of samples of ‘good stories’. What we’re looking for is short, pithy introductions to a neat piece of science that would interest journalists and a lay audience, or an interesting scientist who would be a potential expert or focus of a story.


We can only accept credit cards via PayPal, but we’re happy to invoice.BankVisaMasterCardAmerican Express

Payments can be made here.

Print specifications

Trim size: 297mm (deep) x 210mm (wide)
Artwork to include 3mm bleed on all edges
Artwork to be set up as CMYK

Size: 133.5mm (deep) x 190mm (wide)
Artwork to be set up as CMYK
No bleed for half page ads

Please supply art by email if less than 5 Mb or by an online file delivery service if larger.

Any questions? Please call Niall Byrne or Margie Beilharz on 03 9398 1416 or email