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Seeking submissions

Listed below are some local and large national publishers who are currently open for submissions, however please do check their websites as these guidelines can change regularly and not all publishing houses accept unsolicited manuscripts.

You can find details of all Australian publishers and agents at Australian Writers Marketplace. Writers SA members receive a 10% discount on a subscription.

If you are seeking publication, you can also consider securing a literary agent. Please see the Australian Literary Agents Association.

 

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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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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American Reader

Ongoing

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

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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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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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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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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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Structo

Ongoing

Structo is a UK-based literary magazine.

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Harvard Review Online

Ongoing

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

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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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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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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

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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Clarkesworld

Ongoing

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

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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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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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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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Asimov’s Science Fiction

Ongoing

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

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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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Island Magazine

Ongoing

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

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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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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

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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Curiouser Magazine

Ongoing

Literary journal Curiouser Magazine is a biannual print publication specialising in weird, speculative and fantastical short fiction and poetry, and they’re accepting submissions.

Successful submissions will pay poets $25 per poem, and from $50-125 for short prose. Poetry and short fiction up to 5,000 words in length is accepted.

See here for more information.

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International OCD Foundation

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

Tulpa Magazine

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.  Keep reading…

Website | tulpamagazine@gmail.com

Big Sky Publishing

Ongoing

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

Website | submissions@bigskypublishing.com.au