Regime Books is a collective of writers, poets, publishers and editors based in Perth, Australia. We have been working together on and off in an informal way since the early nineties, but Regime Books has been serious since 2008.
We publish Regime Magazine of New Writing about twice a year.
Where to buy in the real world
Crow Books – 900 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park, WA, 08 9472 9737
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) – Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, WA, 08 9228 6300
Pete Jermy Booksellers – 48 Victoria Street, Ulverstone, TAS, 03 6425 6299
Planet Books – 634 to 646 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, WA, 08 9328 7464
State Library Bookshop – State Library Centre, 25 Francis Street, Perth, WA, 6000, 08 9427 3211
Nathan Hondros – Is a writer, poet and publisher. He has had a number of incarnations, but is getting close to nirvana at Regime Books. His work has appeared in Westerly, The Australian, and many other magazines and journals. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has adapted his work into radio plays. He wrote and published Man and Beast with his good mate Damon Lockwood in 2009.
Damon Lockwood – has been writing professionally for over ten years and has had his work produced all across the country. He won the national Write Now! 2005 competition for Best Script with his one-man show Domestic Bliss and his script Pri-mates, for Barking Gecko Theatre Company, was published in The Australian Script Centre Collection #6. Nature as Explained by Theatre, for Longwood Productions, was chosen as the Play of the Month for the Australian Script Centre. Other scripts include Muttaburrasaurus (Spare Parts Puppet Theatre), Gogo Fish: The Fossil that Changed the World (Barking Gecko Theatre Company), 12:15, Saturday Night (Damage Theatre) and A Change in the Weather. Recent productions include Horsehead, Short Four Play, and I (Honestly) Love You, all for Longwood Productions. Damon completed a year’s mentorship with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre in 2005, and completed a co-production with Deckchair Theatre Company in October 2009 with two new scripts, Forget-Me-Not and Refractions. He has released a book of short stories with fellow West Aussie writer Nathan Hondros entitled Man and Beast. He currently holds the position of Artistic Associate with Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Michelle Espinoza – is a WA writer of Spanish and Chilean ancestry. After fifteen years working as a hair stylist, she returned to university to study creative writing. Michelle is now working on her first novel while editing at Regime Books and preparing to bare her blog at Mabel Street.
Jenn Godfrey – has been writing fiction since she was 10 years old. Things took an interesting turn when her main character became best friends with another writer’s main character. About a year later the writers became friends. She has a healthy obsession with reading and writing fantasy as well as short thrillers, and takes inspiration from film and graphic design to create fantasy worlds and the creatures than inhabit them. Jenn lives in Parkerville with her two real cats and several imaginary ones.
Andrew Burke, Contributing Editor – has worn many masks throughout life – but he has always been a writer at heart. He is a failed drummer, a failed copywriter, a failed alcoholic, an amateur but failed drug addict, etc – all the disguises a creative person in our late capitalist society must wear to survive among the pedestrian hordes. Current poetry titles include Undercover of Lightness (Walleah Press, 2012, Hobart), Shikibu Shuffle with Phil Hall (above/ground press, 2012, Canada), and QWERTY (Mulla Mulla Press, 2011, Kalgoorlie). His novel Blue Rose is an enovel available through amazon.com and the publisher, eTextPress.
Peter Jeffery OAM, Editor – is heavily involved in Multicultural Art, Radio and Community Television and was recently Chair of WA Poetry Inc. Peter has been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the communities, art, literature and film education and is the voice of reason and humility at Regime Books that keeps our mad schemes within proportion. We are thrilled that he is returning to poetry after a long absence.