How do you get a publication history? You do all of the following.
-You enter competitions. There is a book called the Australian Writer’s Marketplace published by the Qld Writer’s Centre which has it all.
-Join your local writers association which is usually a state based group.
-Look for opportunities online and you will find the possibilities are endless.
-Go to literary events and rub shoulders with people.
-Find out who your friends know in the industry and get an introduction.
-Finally, and most importantly, always keep writing. Never stop or get disheartened. This is your passion. You have to do it. And polish, endlessly polish. There is always more to be done. And of course, never stop reading and exploring.