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Large Publishing Houses

Approaching Publishers with your work:

You may have more success with a small press because they may specialise in your genre.

Journals and Magazines you can submit your writing to:

Make sure you let us know if you are successful

Archer Magazine An award-winning print publication about sexuality, gender and identity. It is published twice-yearly in Melbourne, Australia, with a focus on lesser-heard voices and the uniqueness of our experiences.

Aniko Magazine Welcomes flash fiction, short stories, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Contributors are paid $125.

Arena Online Provides weekly online commentary on emerging social and political issues. It accepts unsolicited submissions of 800-1200 words.

Aurealis Science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories that are of a “speculative” nature are considered.

Australian Book Review ABR is one of Australia’s major cultural magazines, presenting high-quality journalism and new writing.

Baby Teeth Journal A literature and multi-media arts journal, supporting emerging artists.

The Big Issue An independent magazine that publishes informative and entertaining articles on a variety of subjects including arts and entertainment, street culture, lifestyle and personal profiles, as well as fiction.

Curioser Magazine Accepts poetry and short fiction in the magical realism genre.

Cordite Cordite Poetry Review accepts poetry on an ongoing basis, as well as peer-reviewed research on Australian and international poetry and poetics.

DJed Press An online publication that exclusively works with and publishes Bla(c)k creatives and other creatives of colour (POC).

Frankie A bi-monthly magazine that celebrates and inspires a community of creatively inclined, curious and kind-hearted people, featuring interviews, rants, and research pieces.

Griffith Review Accepts essays, reportage, creative non-fiction, fiction, memoir, visual essays and poetry.

Going Down Swinging Publishes fiction, creative non-fiction, spoken word, commentary, essays, comics, poetry and experimental work online.

Hyades magazine A new online magazine that seeks to publish the best poetry and short fiction.

InReview poetry Readers’ original and unpublished poems of up to 40 lines can be emailed, with postal address, to sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail). Submissions should be in the body of the email, not as attachments. A poetry book will be awarded to each accepted contributor.

Island Magazine Island welcomes submissions from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and Australians living abroad, of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Kill Your Darlings KYD is an eclectic online magazine of commentary, essays, interviews, fiction and reviews.

Liminal Liminal magazine is an online space for the exploration, interrogation and celebration of the Asian-Australian experience.

Meanjin One of Australia’s oldest homes for new writing. Publishes Australian fiction, essays, long-form journalism, poetry, memoir, interviews, and more.

Overland Overland is a quarterly print journal (publishing essays, stories and poetry) and an online magazine, publishing non-fiction articles each week day.

The Penny Mint A community for passionate young writers, amplifying new voices and providing a platform to publish, perform and perfect their words.

Right Now Magazine Accepts pitches on human rights issues in Australia. Unpaid.

The Saltbush Review For the inaugural issue of Adelaide’s new literary journal, to be launched in August, they are seeking submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoir of up to 2,500 words on the theme of ‘Water.’ Shorter works such as flash fiction are also welcome, as are works that challenge genre boundaries.

Scum Submissions are open the first week of every month, publishing feminist-friendly work under 2000 words, fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Stereo Stories Publishing evocative, concise stories and short memoir based around a song.

Underground writers Accepts poems, short stories, flash fiction and reviews, prioritizing unpublished writers.

Voiceworks Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians.

Westerly Publishes short stories, micro-fiction, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, artwork, essays and literary criticism

Other Publishing Links

Online self-publishing – video to watch 

Affirm Press A Melbourne-based publishing company that publishes new and under-published authors

Black Inc.  Melbourne-based publisher of literary non-fiction, fiction and poetry​

Apostrophe Books is a new e-publishing company that combines the high standards of old media with the cutting-edge technology of new media.​

Wombat Books Children’s Books. Seeking unpublished, entertaining manuscripts

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