Dots Publications: About Us
Dots Publications is a Melbourne-based publishing house, currently working on launching two of its new releases.
When someone decides to spend their precious time reading, we, at Dots, make it our responsibility to ensure the reader has a great experience with our books. We provide our writers with all the support they could possibly ask for so that when you pick up their books from the shelves, every second you spend with their work is worth it!
To us, your journey with a book does not begin when you dive into the story; it starts when you catch a glimpse of its spine or come across its review while scrolling online. This is why we plan out every encounter of yours with us. Definitely, do not judge a book by its cover, but does that mean the aesthetics should not be visually pleasing? Certainly, all that is hyped is not excellent, does that mean we should not create noise? Surely, reading is mostly a solo affair, does that mean a community should not be built?
Wanting to allow our readers to immerse completely in the book they are holding, we, at Dots Publications, triple check — consider, create, check, repeat — every step of ours: from selecting the manuscript to displaying the book at your nearest bookstore.
“That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”
- O Me! O Life! by Walt Whitman
Just like Whitman, we believe in the power of words. We also believe that every good writer out there wanting to emboss their words on the face of the planet should know their way into publishing. Based on such beliefs, we launched two of our current products — LAMP Anthology and Chitro Magazine.
Via annual volumes of LAMP Anthology, we create a platform for poets all around the globe to submit their poems; to further encourage their poetic spirits, we award the LAMP Most Promising Poet Award to the one who manages to win the hearts of all and present the winner with a book contract. At Chitro magazine, we demolish all barriers and open the centrestage for all forms of art — from short stories to portraits to every form of art that can possibly be printed.
We are always bubbling with new ideas and welcoming fresh ones from our audience, so do remember to connect with us via our social media handles!
Who We Are
Shaira Afrida Oyshee
- Author of two successful poetry collection;
- Editor of LAMP Poetry Anthology
- Former Columnist at Farrago Magazine;
- Featured poet at Bangla Academy Journal 2020
Shaira is currently finishing her Bachelor’s degree from University of Melbourne and working on her third book while handling the operations of Dots Publications.
Kamrul Hasan Shayok
Managing Director of Panjeree Publications Ltd — the leading publishing house of Bangladesh and the largest distributor of books in Bangladesh. Mr Kamrul Hasan is here to guide Dots Publications on its journey to success.With over 25 years of combined experience in Publishing and Literature, we present you, Dots Publications