Hecate Press records includes correspondence, submissions for publication, press releases, newspaper cuttings, subscription files, photographs, paste ups, proofs, and advertising, mostly, for the journal 'Hecate : an interdisciplinary journal of women’s liberation'.
Correspondence consists mostly of unsolicited submissions and attached self-addressed stamped envelopes. Rejected submissions are not kept. The letters from submitters may have notes written on them by Hecate Press editors (primarily Carole Ferrier and Bronwen Levy) or a simple ‘Rej’ [Rejected] written on the letter. The submissions were mostly poetry, although short stories and articles were also sent to Hecate Press.
'Hecate' is an international feminist academic journal. The focus is material relating to women and also creative work and graphics. It runs reciprocal advertisements with other feminist and socialist publications as well as exchange subscriptions. The Literature Board of the Australia Council as well as donations have been sources of financial assistance.
Some material is for other Hecate Press publications including ‘Australian Women’s Book Review’.