I’m a bit of a digital hoarder so may as well share. Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet. 35 magazines and journals (which consider themselves to be literary) that accept fiction submissions in Australia. Meniscus literary journal (meniscus.org.au) is now several years old; accepts short fiction (and creative essays) and poetry. Hi Jen, thanks for your comment. Thank you for such lovely feedback, Margo! Quadrant – Print and online literary journal. The Lifted Brow. They also hold an annual novella competition with a prize pool of $25,000 to be shared among the five winners (15,000 – 25,000 words). What a generous blog! The decisions to not fund literary magazines not only have a significant impact on the individual publications, but also to Australian cultural discourse. STORGY Magazine. Underground Writers – A quarterly ebook and print magazine. I am planning to add it to a blog on speculative fiction – it is simply taking longer than I hoped because there are so many journals and magazines that accept fantasy and science fiction! Tasmania’s offering to the Australian literary magazine field is Island, originally published for five issues as The Tasmanian Review. Right Now – An online organisation for human rights issues and justice in Australia. The Australian Book Review (ABR) is Australia’s oldest and premier literary review and is available both in print and online. Hi Michael, I agree that Aurealis is a great publication. We aim to deliver new writing a couple times a week and publish fiction, memoir, rants, and basically whatevz. Southerly – A peer reviewed journal published three times a year. The Australia Council make extremely difficult decisions about what gets funded and what doesn’t. Flash Fiction – A List of Publications which Accept Submissions. Think you have a better idea? They suggest you send them a pitch first/1 to 2 weeks, unknown/there was a $10 fee for their current themed issue, check their website for set reading periods, check their website – in 2017 submissions opened in March, 1 story per submission/multiple separate submissions accepted, No limit but up to 5,000 is preferred/3 months, check their website for submission windows. They are ‘focused on issues of Asian Australian arts and culture.’ They also welcome submissions in creative and new media, including video, audio and sound. ABR is an independent non-profit organisation that publishes poetry throughout the year – in addition to Sweaty City is Australia’s first magazine dedicated to climate change and urban ecology. Noté /5. Peril – Online magazine. I am going to copy the link and send to the writing group I currently attend. We are committed to increasing diversity and visibility especially in a time where racial tensions around migrants, people from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds, Muslims and Indigenous Australian peoples are high, both here on home soil and overseas.’, Feminartsy – ‘Feminartsy is an online feminist literature and arts journal, founded in 2014.’, Gargouille Literary Journal – ‘Gargouille is a printed, bi-annual literary journal of short stories, poetry, scripts, aesthetic essays, lost and found words.’. What about Aurealis? Australia has a small but diverse selection of literary journals and magazines. Reduced financial support for Australia’s creative endeavours encourages artists to turn against one another in judgement of what should and should not receive funding. Against the backdrop of an industry largely staffed by white, middle-class people, small magazines are at the forefront of bringing more Australian writing to the surface from writers of colour, First Nations writers, disabled writers, trans writers and working-class writers, challenging those who hold power at the top of the sector. 0 Ratings 0 Want to read; 0 Currently reading; 0 Have read Literary magazines are often the first place authors are published. Marauder Literary Journal – ‘Marauder Literary Journal is new platform for over-worked or unappreciated, emerging and established literary rogues, who want to network and share their brave, captivating and original work.’. Hit the contribute button now to share your story. Of all the variables he isolates, only one has remained the bedrock of what little intergenerational stability has existed for literary magazines — and that is the Australia Council. Djed Press – is an online publication that seeks to ‘address the insufficient representation of marginalised peoples within the Australian literary landscape today. With the best will in the world, that makes no sense whatsoever. Hi Alys Scum has filthy feminist leanings and a disregard for propriety.’, Seizure – ‘Flashers is the online home of Australian flash fiction.’, Social Alternatives – An independent quarterly journal ‘committed to the principles of social justice and to creating spaces of dialogue intended to stimulate social alternatives to current conditions.’. Yes, so please check current submission deadlines, copyright and formatting guidelines by going directly to the relevant website. The Australian Book Review – (ABR) Print and online literary review that will accept fiction and poetry. Verity La – Online, not-for-profit journal. They publish in March and September and have set submission periods. Also commissions artwork. Island is one of Australia’s leading literary magazines; a print-only quarterly of ideas, writing and culture.