Finding Yourself a Publication Opportunity
For those of you with dreams of becoming a recognised writer, your talents may make it easy for you to produce an impeccably executed piece that you personally feel is worth publishing â€“ BUT, whatâ€™s not so easy is finding a publication that actually agrees with you.
Thanks to the ever-evolving world of new technologies, there have never been more opportunities for writers to get their work out there and in front of readers. Almost the entire of the worldâ€™s editors, writers and reviewers are sitting behind their computer screens eagerly awaiting the ding of their email account and the flood of fresh ideas and stories from up and coming writers such as yourselves.Â I should probably point out that in realityÂ editors do have better things to do then sit around, twiddling their thumbs awaiting your submissions. In fact, some publications have a 12-week turn around where you may have to wait that time out until you get a response. But hey, youâ€™ve been waiting your whole life to call yourself a writer, and with success hopefully just around the corner â€“ whatâ€™s another 12 weeks?
To help you on your writing journey, I have complied a list of publication journals who welcome writers of all descriptions. Before submitting, be sure to be familiar with the types of writing each journal publishes and know their submissions style guide back to front. Without ticking all the style guide boxes, your writing will not even be read, let alone considered for publication. If you find your own ideal space or journal for publication, I would love to hear about it! Happy writing and good luck!
Stilts is a Brisbane-born literary collective. Each of their issues is coordinated based on a theme and they are interested in fiction, non-fiction and everything in between.
Overland has committed itself to engaging readers with important literary, cultural and political issues in contemporary Australia. They publishes fiction, poetry, reviews, comment, artwork and opinion pieces
Going Down Swinging provides aÂ literaryÂ forefront of both digital and print culture. Print submissions include non-fiction and essay, fiction, poetry, flash, comics and visual art.
The Lifted BrowÂ is an Australian bimonthly magazine that is stocked across bookstores, magazine stores, record stores, and on the internet. The magazine is Melbourne based and accepts fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and visual arts/comics pieces.
Lip MagazineÂ aims to provide varied, intelligent, thoughtful content for our equally intelligent and thoughtful readers. Particularly interested in writing with a focus on women; publishes articles, fiction and poetry.
MeanjinÂ is a literary magazine that reflects the breadth of contemporary thinking, be it on literature, other art forms, or the broader issues of the times. According to Meanjin, Meanjin publishes the â€˜best new writing in Australia.â€™
Kill Your DarlingsÂ publishes work that has a fresh, intelligent angle, is anecdotal yet informed, or is just a little bit cheeky. They encourage contributors to explore alternative viewpoints. There are no distinct themes for general submissions and no word limits.
Verandah is an established, student run publication that is attracted high quality work from both established and emerging writers and artists for annual publication. Publishes fiction, non fiction, poetry and scripts.