About Us


JPSFiction is the outreach of  author, poet, publisher and academic  Dr John Synott, from Brisbane, Australia.

 JPSFiction is a creative enterprise to publish writings by myself and others, for readers who care about the future of the natural world that is our earthly source and home. It is also a  space for  culturally-diverse and aware writers to share our interests and ideas on issues of sustainability.


Notes on the Author and Publisher

John Synott took up writing fiction in 2010 after an academic career in universities in Australia and other nations.

During that period he was a teacher, researcher, and scholar with leadership roles in international organizations, including  the International Peace Research Association and the Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association. He held academic appointments in Australian universities in Brisbane, Armidale, and Sydney, as well as Port Moresby (PNG), Busan, (South Korea), Castellon (Spain) and taught an online course in Intercultural Education for the University of Peace, Costa Rica. He has been visiting professor in Gyongju National University (South Korea) Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), and State University of Ohio (USA). He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd.

He is the author of  six non-fiction books, many chapters and journal articles.  He was inaugural editor of the Journal of Peace Education and on the editorial and production team of Social Alternatives, including poetry editor for two decades.  He has published poetry in journals and newspapers and In Order of the Seasons: Selected Poems, in 2011.

The Fake Prince is his debut novel, with The Coiled Ring scheduled for publication in 2020.

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   My Publishing Journey  is the tail of this kite that is    flying on the internet.  See where I have come from.

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2019 Author. The Fake Prince, a novel

2018  Publisher, JPSFiction;   Assoc. Member, Institute of Professional Editors

2010- 2018 Member of Editorial Board, Social Alternatives journal; Member, Queensland Writers’ Centre

2008-2018 Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Peace                                  Education (Taylor  & Francis Publishers)

2017 Co-Editor and Co-Author. Peacebuilding and the                                Rights of Indigenous  Peoples (Springer Press, Cham, Switzerland)

2011 Author. In Order of the Seasons: Selected Poems,                                    (Flagstone Gully Press, Brisbane)

1994 – 2010 Member, Editorial Collective, Social Alternatives

1996-2010 Poetry Editor. Social Alternatives

2009 Author. Quality Education: Global Perspectives                                      for Australian  Schools (David Barlow Press, Terrigal, NSW)

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2003-2008 Editor. Journal of Peace Education (Taylor &Francis Publishers)

2008 Author. Global and International Studies: An Introduction, 2nd edn. (Cengage, Melbourne)

2007    Publisher, Editor,  Co-Author. Baekje: Essays and Field Studies Guide to Korea’s Baekje Kingdom, 18BC – 660)  (QUT, Brisbane/Kongju National University, Gongju

Editor. Celebrating 30 years of Publishing, Social Alternatives themed issue, Vol 24.4

2004 Author. Global and International Studies:Transdisciplinary Perspectives (Thomson/Social Science press (Melbourne     

 2002 Co-Editor. Peace Education for the New Millennium, Social Alternatives themed issue Vol 21.1           

 2002 Author. Teacher Unions, Social Movements and the Politics of Education in Asia: South Korea,  Taiwan and the Philippines (Ashgate,  Aldershot,  Hampshire, UK)

2000 Editor, Special Issue on Peace Education, New Horizons in Education, No. 102, June

Many chapters, articles, reviews, and poetry in                                                 books, journals and   newspapers. Editor and                                                     team-member of student newspapers through                                                   university and high  school


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Writing and Publishing are part of my life.

Now I am inviting you to join our quest to create a culture of sustainability for all on this planet.

                  Be part of JPSFiction

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