Print journals

Blue Dog

Blue Dog: Australian Poetry is the Australian Poetry Centre’s flagship project. It is the leading poetry journal in Australia and is free to members of the APC.


dotdotdash is a quarterly publication that calls Perth, Australia home. Staffed by volunteers, dotdotdash Magazine exists to bring artists and writers to the fore. They publish all genres of poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, comics, illustrations, drawings, and photos.

Dumbo Feather, Pass It On

Dumbo Feather, Pass It On is a ‘mook’ – half mag, half book. In each quarterly issue, five remarkable individuals tell their stories. The publication is printed on 100% recycled paper using soy-based inks.

Going Down Swinging

Going Down Swinging is an Australian based literary magazine featuring short stories, flash fiction, poetry, comic art, and spoken word, all in the one book/CD package. They publish work from all over the globe.

Griffith REVIEW

Griffith REVIEW is designed to foster and inform public debate and to provide a bridge between the expertise of specialists and the curiosity of readers. Their aim is to provide the opportunity for established and emerging writers/artists to tease out complexity and contradiction and propose new ways of thinking and seeing.

harvest magazine

harvest is born out of the desire to produce a tactile and engaging publication for a well-read audience. The magazine is based in Melbourne and is on the lookout for well-drafted fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

HEAT Magazine

As both a magazine and a book, HEAT is designed to travel across academic boundaries, across literary categories, and across languages and cultures. It offers variety in a single volume, poetry and fiction, essays and reviews, and art and photography.

Hecate Journal (incorporating The Australian Women’s Book Review)

Hecate prints material relating to women and is an internationally circulated, refereed journal. It is published biannually and is now in its 35th year. The Australian Women’s Book Review (following its alliance with Hecate), has now reached its 21st year of publication of reviews, written by women, of new publications by women, mainly in Australia and the pacific region.


Island publish quality short stories, poetry, extracts from forthcoming novels, and articles and essays on topics of social, environmental and cultural significance.

Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings is a quarterly publication. They publish fresh, clever writing that combines intellect with intrigue. They are independent, smart, and ridiculously good-looking. Just like you.

lip Magazine

lip is for girls who think, feel, create, speak out, and live. The magazine publishes fun, informative and truthful articles and fiction.


Known primarily as a literary magazine, Meanjin reflects the breadth of contemporary thinking, be it on literature, other art forms, or broader issues. The journal is currently involved in ‘Meanland: Reading in an Age of Change’, a joint project with the journal Overland which aims to create a constructive dialogue on how we, and future generations, will read.


Publishing features, fiction, poetry, reviews, comment, artwork and opinion pieces, Overland is the only high-profile Australian literary magazine that sees the publication and advancement of new and marginal writers as part of its charter.

Page Seventeen

Page Seventeen was born because there are not enough opportunities for new writers to see their work published. They encourage those with little or no publishing history to submit work for consideration.

Sleepers Almanac

Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Sleepers was founded by Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn in July 2003. The Sleepers Almanac No. 5 is the latest annual collection of short stories from Sleepers, featuring new and emerging authors alongside established authors.


Southerly publishes a wide range of poetry and fiction, critical essays and commentaries, from writers & scholars all over Australia and New Zealand. The journal has been in print for over seventy years.

stop drop and roll

stop drop and roll look to emerging and established writers and artists for new material that is bold, intriguing, intelligent, colourful, refined, passionate and many other words besides, with the notable exception of affected. Ahem.

The Big Issue Australia

The Big Issue publishes content relating to current affairs, social justice issues, street culture, and quirky, humorous or unusual pieces. They are looking for good writing that helps us put a human face on the analysis of social issues. The magazine uses the publishing model to deliver an independent, sustainable and self-funded business solution to homelessness.

The Lifted Brow

The Lifted Brow is a biannual attack journal from Brisbane and Melbourne and edited by Ronnie Scott. They publish many types of writing, art, and music and will accept any type of submission.

Unleash Magazine

A bi-monthly print and online publication that publishes writing and art by people under 20. unleash has a strong focus on youth issues and ideas and we publish everything from ‘how-to’ guides to personal stories.

Contributions and pitches are accepted year round, with 500 and 1000 word article limits and one-or-two page spreads for artwork. Contact for more information or with ideas, pieces of writing or issues.


Established as a student-run publication, from its inception Verandah has attracted high quality works from both established and up and coming writers for annual publication. The journal publishes short stories, poems, scripts, non-fiction, artwork and photography.

Visible Ink

Visible Ink is a Melbourne based collective that have been showcasing new writers for the past twenty-one years. They accept a wide variety of submissions and are keen on flash fiction and hybrid writing forms.


The journal aims to generate interest in the literature and culture of Australia, particularly Western Australia, and its neighbouring regions in South-East Asia and the Indian Ocean. Westerly is published twice a year in July and November.

Wet Ink

Wet Ink is published quarterly and accepts a wide range of styles, from traditional to experimental, literary to quality genres, by both new and established writers.

Words Magazine

In Words Magazine you’ll get handy, bite-sized stories (mostly new fiction) that you can use to fill the gaps in your lifestyle – on the train, in your lunch break, or just when there’s nothing on TV. The magazine is published quarterly and donates much of its profits to charity.

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