Aphra Magazine is an Australian crowdsourced magazine. They self-describe as “all about love… for life, music, art, culture, fashion and most importantly, for writing.”
Archer is an independent journal of sexual diversity, started in Melbourne in 2013. The print edition is published twice-yearly. Archer accepts story ideas, photography and feedback for the magazine and website via email.
Australian Book Review is an independent, not-for-profit literary review publication. They publish reviews, essays, commentaries and creative writing.
Betanarratives is a website of digital storytelling, interested in “new ways of telling old stories”.
Birdee is magazine for young women and “a place for them to be clever, to laugh, to stand up for what they believe in…to feel good about being themselves”. Birdee publishes opinion pieces, interviews and a variety of writing on politics, feminism, music, sex and everything in between.
Birdville Magazine chronicles stories from different places, “which are sometimes magical and strange”. They publish fiction and are open to submissions.
The Bold Source The Bold Source is an annual magazine for young people aged 10 to 25. It is produced by Brimbank City Council and led by an editorial committee of local young people aged 12-25. They are interested in empowering young people to be the narrators of their own stories. The Bold Source publishes a range of written and visual pieces such as poetry, essays, short stories, drawings, photography and more.
Bumf is home to short prose and other unlikely pleasures. Theyare an independent, not-for-profit publisher based in Brisbane, Australia, and San Francisco, USA.
Centrethought is an online publication aimed at encouraging young people to become more aware of and engaged with the social and political issues that are facing the world today. Centrethought primarily publishes opinion pieces, features and interviews, and are open to submissions.
Cordite Poetry Review is an online poetry journal published three times a year. Cordite is dedicated to showing off new and established Australian poets to the world. The journal publishes poetry, reviews, and spoken word.
Dumbo Feather is a ‘mook’ – half mag, half book. In each quarterly issue, five remarkable individuals tell their stories.
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 and accept submissions.
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 and artists to tease out complexity and contradiction and propose new ways of thinking and seeing.
Island publish short stories, poetry, and articles and essays on topics of social, environmental and cultural significance.
Kill Your Darlings is an Australian independent cultural publication. KYD was founded in 2010 by Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent, and today it comprises a quarterly print edition, online publication, regular events series, a writers workshop and an online shop.
Lip Magazine is an independent magazine for young women that aims to provide intelligent, thoughtful content for their equally intelligent and thoughtful readers. Lip aims to provoke thought – thought about anything at all, be it fashion, feminism, films, food, the future or the present.
Lyre Journal is a not-for-profit literary journal based out of Brisbane, Queensland. They publish fiction, non-fiction, art and essays by Australian writers and artists. They are always looking for submissions.
Meanjin reflects the breadth of contemporary thinking, be it on literature, other art forms, or broader issues. Meanjin publish fiction, essays, poetry, memoir, travel writing, interviews, photography and other art forms.
Overland Journal publishes a quarterly print journal of essays, fiction, poetry and reviews, and an online magazine of cultural commentary, as well as irregular online-only editions of fiction and poetry. It holds competitions, events, discussions and debates in writers’ festivals and similar forums throughout Australia.
Right Now is a volunteer, not-for-profit media organisation focused on human rights issues in Australia. Right Now focus primarily on the coverage of current issues through a variety of forms, including creative writing, interviews, opinion pieces and more.
Rosie Respect is a space for girls to connect with the best of the web, helping them to navigate life’s tricky situations. Rosie has a range of tips, links and videos all centred on a theme of respect. Rosie’s blog publishes content for and from young women.
SCUM MAG is an online literary magazine, launched in February 2013. They aim publish new writing a couple of times a week and publish fiction, memoir, and rants. Scum have “filthy feminist leanings and a disregard for propriety”.
Seizure is a launch pad for Australian writing. Seizure publish writing, art and digital media and accepts submissions.
SPOOK Magazine is an independent online magazine publishing writing on fashion, music, art, film and politics.
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 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 is a quarterly journal and online publication that publishes work from Australia and beyond. They publish many types of writing, art, and music and are open to submissions.
Visible Ink is a Melbourne based collective that have been showcasing new writers since 1989. The team are made of students from RMIT’s Professional Writing and Editing program. They accept a wide variety of submissions and are keen on flash fiction and hybrid writing form.
Voiceworks is a national quarterly magazine that features writing and art by young Australians under 25. Voiceworks publishes poetry, short stories, articles, comics, illustrations, drawings and photos. Each selected piece goes through a collaborative editing process, and individualised feedback is provided for all unsuccessful submissions. Voiceworks also publish an online blog, Virgule.
Westerly 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.
Youth Central is the Victorian Government’s website for young people aged 12-25, overflowing with great information and articles about youth issues. Roving Reporters aged 16 – 25 can submit work to Youth Central via their website.
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