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HELPING WRITERS REALISE THEIR
CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

Opportunities

Below is a list of available residencies, scholarships, publications seeking submissions and other opportunities. Be sure to check out our program of workshops to get you ready for publication.

 

7 Deadly Sins Vol. 5 – ‘Wrath’ Submission Call

Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

The theme for the volume is Wrath.

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Adelaide Playwriting Australia Playwrights Meet

Closing date: 07 Dec 2018

Andrew Bovell, Board Member of Playwriting Australia invites you to a playwrights meeting with Lachlan Philpott, the new Artistic Director of Playwriting Australia. Keep reading…

Website | Leila@pwa.org.au

Wild Voices: an anthology on wildlife issues

Closing date: 31 Dec 2018

Wild Voices will be an anthology of flash fiction based on wildlife issues from around the globe. Whether it’s poaching, pollution, the effects of plastic, or global warming, Wild Voices aims to tell the stories of those that can’t tell them themselves.

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Website | wildvoicesanthology@hotmail.com

Virginia Quarterly Review

Ongoing

Virginia Quarterly Review is currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

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Reed Magazine

Ongoing

Reed Magazine publishes works of short fiction, non-fiction, poetry.

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Irish Pages

Ongoing

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas.

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Barrelhouse

Ongoing

Barrelhouse is an independent non-profit literary organisation that aims to bridge the gap between serious art and pop culture.

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The Zodiac Review

Ongoing

The Zodiac Review is an online, semi-annual literary magazine presenting short fiction by new and emerging authors, as well as more established ones.

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Script Lab

Ongoing

Script Lab is looking for reviewers of television, film, books and software.

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Website | writefor@thescriptlab.com

American Reader

Ongoing

American Reader is a bimonthly magazine publishing fiction, poetry and criticism.

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WriteMe Australia

Ongoing

WriteMe Australia is a national program established to identify and select writers, and develop their exemplary written material with a Director, to a stage primed for screen production.

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The Career Fund – Copyright Agency

Ongoing

The Copyright Agency’s Career Fund supports individuals working in the publishing and visual arts sectors to develop skills and enhance their careers.

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Pitch to Overland

Ongoing

Overland is always looking for nonfiction pieces, especially for its online magazine.

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The Lifted Brow

Ongoing

The Lifted Brow is always seeking submissions!

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Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Ongoing

Cha is dedicated to publishing quality creative works from and about Asia. At this time, we can only accept work in English or translated into English.

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Website | submissions@asiancha.com

Creative Nonfiction

Ongoing

Unlike many magazines, Creative Nonfiction draws heavily from unsolicited submissions.

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The Fiction Desk

Ongoing

Theye’re always looking for new short stories at Fiction Desk anthologies, and most of the stories they publish are unsolicited submissions.

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Harvard Review Online

Ongoing

Harvard Review publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, and book reviews.

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Narrative Magazine

Ongoing

Narrative regularly publishes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, including stories, novels, novel excerpts, novellas, personal essays, humor, sketches, memoirs, literary biographies, commentary, reportage, interviews, and features of interest to readers who take pleasure in storytelling and imaginative prose.

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MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review)

Ongoing

MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review), seeks to foster the work of writers and poets: explosive, lyrical, passionate, deeply wrought voices and aesthetic experiments that stretch the boundaries of language, narrative and image, vital and enduring literary voices that sing on the page as well as in the mind.

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Prairie Schooner

Ongoing

Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

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The Write Room

Ongoing

he Write Room is an online literary magazine that publishes quality works of fiction, non-​​fiction and poetry.

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Pantera Press

Ongoing

Pantera Press aims to be known as a great new home for Australia’s next generation of best-loved authors™.

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‘Social Alternatives’ journal

Ongoing

Social Alternatives accepts academic papers, commentaries, book reviews and essays, short stories and poetry focussed on the aims of the journal.

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Overland’s Cursive Letters

Ongoing

Every month Overland run a literary advice column called Cursive Letters in which their wonderful fiction editor Jennifer Mills responds in agony-aunt style to questions submitted by writers about their literary dilemmas.

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Writer’s Edit

Ongoing

At a recent editorial meeting, the Writer’s Edit team decided that they’d love to start publishing short stories and poems on their beloved online mag again.

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Taboo Magazine

Ongoing

Taboo Magazine is an online mag open for submissions.

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Website | info@taboomaga.com

Structo

Ongoing

Structo is a UK-based literary magazine.

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Spook

Ongoing

Spook are looking for writers interested in fashion, music, film, lit, art, sex/gender, culture and/or politics.

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Ginosko Literary Journal

Ongoing

Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights for Ginosko Literary Journal.

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One Teen Story

Ongoing

One Teen Story publishes Young Adult writing, providing opportunities to established adult authors and emerging teen authors of YA.

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Stereo Stories

Ongoing

Stereo Stories is a Melbourne-based website that publishes well-written, evocative, concise stories. About songs.

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The Wrong Quarterly

Ongoing

The Wrong Quarterly are a London-based journal who publish “inventive” works of nonfiction, life writing and essays up to 5,000 words and fiction up to 6,000 words.

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Tongues

Ongoing

Tongues is a multilingual online magazine looking for language editors and contributors to join our team!

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Website | editor@tongues.net.au

Kill Your Darlings

Ongoing

Kill Your Darlings quarterly edition accepts submissions of original writing all year around for KYD subscribers and during the months of March, June, September and December ONLY for non-subscribers.

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Website | info@killyourdarlingsjournal.com

LGBTQIA Book Club for Young Adults

Ongoing

Book Club is a place to discuss YA books with LGBTQIA characters and/or themes. It’s open to everyone aged 14-24, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are a homophobia, biphobia and transphobia free zone.

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Website | lgbtbookclub@gmail.com

Reed Magazine

Ongoing

Reed Magazine accepts submissions June 1 through November 1.

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Scribe

Ongoing

Scribe is a trade-publishing house. They are generally interested in literary fiction, serious non-fiction, and children’s picture books.

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Antic Magazine

Ongoing

Antic is a not-for-profit online literary magazine of new writing in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and criticism, featuring the works of new and established Australian writers, as well as a smattering of international ones.

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Thank You For Swallowing

Ongoing

Poetry is a form of protest. So let this be another one, in the spirit of Against Rape, in the spirit of Catechism, in the spirt of Binders Full of Women’s Poems: if you’re done sucking it up, submit your poems.

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Blogstock_

Ongoing

Blogstock_ is a marketplace for buying and selling pre-written and custom blogs designed to drive traffic to your website and sales for your business. Their bloggers are Australian residents and experts in their fields.

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Chicken Soup for the Soul

Ongoing

A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences. Chicken Soup for the Soul stories are written in the first person and have a beginning, middle and an end. The stories often close with a punch, creating emotion, rather than simply talking about it.

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HOW magazine seeks freelance writers

Ongoing

HOW magazine provides a practical mix of essential business information, up-to-date technology tips, the creative whys and hows behind noteworthy projects, and profiles of professionals who are influencing design. HOW seeks writers who can write articles pertinent to our audience in an enter taining, concise style.

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Ensemble Vacations®

Ongoing

Ensemble Vacations®  is a national, consumer travel and lifestyle magazine. From close-to-home places like Canada and the U.S. to Europe or exotic destinations in Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and South America; from river cruising and grand voyages to luxury safaris, exclusive hotels and villas, spa retreats and ‘volunteer’ tourism, they cover it all.

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Website | editor@ensembletravel.ca

Transgression is seeking submissions

Ongoing

Transgression is an online current affairs, opinion & cultural magazine that produces exceptional content for its readers.

What are we looking for?

Feature articles
Investigative pieces
Photo essays
Personal essays
Documentaries

With a focus on topics that generally aren’t covered in any significant depth by the mainstream media, your piece might be something dangerous, illicit, taboo or even just a tad eccentric. We want true tales from the rawest edges of humanity. Sex, crime, drugs or even life as a refugee. How about a report from a conflict zone? We aren’t after anything that pushes an ideology or an agenda. We want the facts to speak for themselves.

Website | submit@transgression.com.au

Island Magazine

Ongoing

Island subscribers are invited to submit poetry, short fiction and essays.

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PitchLab

Ongoing

PitchLab is an innovative new approach to selling long-form feature articles to magazines, radio programs, websites, and newspapers. It follows the same successful business model that works in the book publishing industry.

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Alien She Zine

Ongoing

Alien She publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and review. They are looking for work that doesn’t fit neatly into the above categories.

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Pear Drop

Ongoing

Pear Drop want to tell stories that document and explore the human condition from all perspectives.

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Byte Stories

Ongoing

A place to share stories around a digital fireplace, and a publisher of very short fiction.

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The Pen Factor

Ongoing

The Pen Factor is an online feedback and discovery engine for writers of fiction.

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Digital magazine seeks WOMEN authors of fiction

Ongoing

Digital magazine seeks WOMEN authors of fiction, with at least one published or ready-to-publish title, for long-form interviews.

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F is for Feminism

Ongoing

F is for Feminism is an intersectional feminist website aimed at young women.

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Website | georgialeaker@gmail.com

Heroes and Heartbreakers

Ongoing

Heroes and Heartbreakers is an imprint of the major publishing house MacMillan. They accept short stories 15k-30k words in length.

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Website | submissions[at]heroesandheartbreakers[dot]com

Fantasy and Science Fiction

Ongoing

Fantasy and Science Fiction is one of the major magazines of the genre. They pay 7-12 cents a word, up to 25,000 words.

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Fireside

Ongoing

Fireside is a short story magazine that has two goals in mind: Publish great stories, and pay writers well. They pay above normal rates for their category of magazine: 12.5 cents per word, up to 5,000 words.

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Cicada Magazine

Ongoing

Cicada Magazine is a young adult magazine with a largely teen audience. Their editor says “There’s room in the world for your dark weird truths.”

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Cricket Magazine

Ongoing

Cricket Magazine is a young reader’s magazine, targeting ages 9-14. They pay $0.25 a word. Most of their are between 1,200 and 1,800 words.

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The Sun

Ongoing

The Sun is a beautiful, ad free, magazine that publishes writing with a literary bent.

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Clarkesworld

Ongoing

Clarkesworld is a science fiction magazine that has won numerous awards, including 3 Hugo Awards.

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Harper’s Magazine

Ongoing

Harper’s Magazine is the oldest general-interest monthly in America. Harper’s will consider unsolicited fiction.

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The New Yorker

Ongoing

The New Yorker is possibly the most profitable magazine in the world. They have a huge and loyal readership.

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Asimov’s Science Fiction

Ongoing

Asimov’s Science Fiction is a well established publisher of science fiction.

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Analog

Ongoing

Analog is a magazine of science fiction and fact. They pay 8-10 cents a word up to 7,500 words, and 8.5 cents a word for longer stories.

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Strange Horizons

Ongoing

Strange Horizons publishes speculative fiction, “broadly defined.”

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Lightspeed Magazine

Ongoing

Lightspeed Magazine seeks to publish original science fiction and fantasy stories. They say that “no subject should be considered off-limits.”

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Apex Magazine

Ongoing

Apex Magazine publishes science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

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Uncanny

Ongoing

Uncanny is an online magazine of scifi/fantasy. They publish fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.

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One Story

Ongoing

One Story is a magazine that publishes one story, in print, every three weeks.

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One Teen Story

Ongoing

One Story is seeking literary fiction. They accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words.

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InterGalactic Medicine Show

Ongoing

InterGalactic Medicine Show publishes sci-fi stories up to 17,500 words.

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On human rights issues in Australia

Ongoing

Right Now, a not-for-profit media organisation committed to covering human rights issues in Australia through accessible, creative and engaging online, print and radio media. The journal aims to present a diverse range of perspectives, and encourages the participation of those who identify as GLBTIQ, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, and persons with disability.

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Website | clairew@rightnow.org.au

About Kids Books

Ongoing

About Kids Books is a new Australian imprint seeking novels for children 8 to 12 years.

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Website | books@aboutkidsbooks.com

Big Sky Publishing

Ongoing

Big Sky Publishing is proud to work with talented Australian authors and publish high quality non-fiction titles. They are accepting new submissions for completed manuscripts in a number of areas.

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Wombat Books and Rhiza Press

Ongoing

Wombat Books and Rhiza Press are currently open for manuscript submissions.

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Underground Writers

Ongoing

Underground Writers are open for submissions year-round!

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Buzz Words

Ongoing

Buzz Words is Australia’s premier twice monthly online magazine for those in the children’s book industry. It contains many opportunities and much information.

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Website | dibates@outlook.com

Pixapops

Ongoing

Like A Photon Creative are inviting submissions for an interactive storytelling platform with national and international audience.

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Website | aimee.lindorff@gmail.com

Seeking a screen writer

Ongoing

Are you screen writer looking to improve your collaboration skills? Experienced writing screenplays and or documentary scripts in form rather than content?  Well a fun and rewarding opportunity awaits. Damo-tainment Films requires a writer capable of adapting scenarios and gags into screen scripts.

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Malevolent Soap – Seeking submissions

Ongoing

Malevolent Soap is an independent e-journal of poetry and fiction.

We’re headquartered in Melbourne, but our issues feature writing from around the planet. We publish in March and September.

We’re particularly partial to work that explores intersections of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture and challenges traditional designations of cultural value. Whether this means invoking Nicolas Cage as muse or bemoaning Rick Deckard’s excessive consumption of MSG in verse, we’re interested.

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The Lifted Brow – Open to submissions

Ongoing

The Lifted Brow is now open to submissions of fiction short stories AND manuscripts!

In The Lifted Brow we tend to publish fiction that is ‘new’ in some way, whether it be different, original, experimental in respect to form, or viewpoint, or style, or voice, or plot, or language – or any combo of all the above. What does ‘new’ mean? We don’t know. We want you to show us.” Keep reading…

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International OCD Foundation – Tales from the OCD Community

Ongoing

Stories can encourage, inspire, and inform. We offer storytellers the space to tell their personal stories about OCD and related disorders – boldly, honestly, and creatively.

Tell Us Your Story!
We welcome submissions from those living with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) or a related disorder, including BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder), their family/friends, researchers, and medical professionals. Keep reading…

Website | ocdstories@iocdf.org

Finch publishing seeking submissions for non-fiction manuscripts

Ongoing

Getting Published by Finch

Finch Publishing  accepts manuscript proposals on Thursdays. All other proposals sent outside this time period will not be considered. If you miss the time period please send again the following week.

We consider manuscript proposals on the following subjects: parenting, social issues, child health, memoir, family relationships and mental health. We will also consider biographies. Keep reading…

Website | samantha@finch.com.au

Everytime Press seeking submissions

Ongoing

We are looking for:

• teaching resources

• learning texts

• memoir

• travel

• non-fiction Keep reading…

Website | editor@everytimepress.com

Tulpa Magazine Seeking Submissions

Ongoing

Tulpa Magazine is an online publication that accepts fiction and non-fiction ranging from reviews, opinion pieces, and industry advice. With a number of regular features including Fiction Friday, Tulpa has covered a wide amount of local South Australian arts matters. 
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Website | tulpamagazine@gmail.com

Big Sky Publishing seeking nonfiction submissions

Ongoing

Big Sky Publishing currently accepts unsolicited non-fiction manuscripts only. Keep reading…

Website | submissions@bigskypublishing.com.au