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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. SA Writers Centre 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.

 

Pink Cover zine

Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Submissions are open for issue #1 until Friday, October 27th (although if you miss the submission by just a little bit and send a nice email, we’ll probably still look at it. We’re not so big on rules).

Categories

  • Short Fiction/Non Fiction (one piece per submission period up to (around) 1,000 words)
  • Poetry (no more than three poems per submission period) Keep reading…

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The Matador Review – Winter 2018

Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Alternative art and literature magazine The Matador Review is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2018 publication. We publish poetry, fiction, flash fiction, and creative non-fiction, inviting all unpublished literature written in the English language (and translations that are accompanied by the original text) as well as many forms of visual art. The call for submissions will end November 30.

Keep reading…

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Happy² – Pure Slush, Vol. 15

Closing date: 30 Nov 2017

Submit now for Happy² Pure Slush Vol. 15

The theme for the volume is happy. Your submission must be:

  • original, so previously unpublished online or in print (so that includes authors’ websites and blogs);
  • 1000 words maximum;
  • must somehow incorporate ‘happy’. This can be as simple as including the word ‘happy’, or making it a major theme or subject. As always, we are flexible with how writers interpret this theme. But ‘happy’ must be included somehow.

Keep reading…

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Penguin (The Monthly Catch)

Ongoing

The General Publishing team at Penguin Group (Australia) is keen and excited to read new work from Australian authors, and as such they’ve developed the Monthly Catch. Keep reading…

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Pan MacMillan (Manuscript Monday)

Ongoing

A new initiative which is part of Pan Macmillan Australia’s manuscript submission process. Keep reading…

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Momentum Monday (Pan MacMillian digital imprint)

Ongoing

Momentum, Australia’s first major digital imprint, is open to submissions. Keep reading…

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Allen & Unwin (The Friday Pitch)

Ongoing

Through Friday Pitch Allen & Unwin have given new and emerging writers a chance to have their work read by our publishers within a reasonable time.  Keep reading…

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Random House

Ongoing

They do accept manuscript submissions but they have a few criteria that we ask you to follow when you submit to them. Keep reading…

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Hachette

Ongoing

Hachette Australia is one of Australia’s largest publishers and is always looking for the opportunity to publish great stories. Keep reading…

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Text Publishing

Ongoing

Text is broadly interested in publishing fiction and non-fiction, including upper primary and young adult. Keep reading…

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MidnightSun Publishing (South Australian)

Ongoing

MidnightSun Publishing is always accepting submissions. Keep reading…

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Open Pitches

Ongoing

Writers often have pitches they don’t know where to send. Editors often have openings they don’t know how to fill.

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Asymptote

Ongoing

Asymptote welcomes submissions of translated poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama; certain types of original English-language nonfiction, including literary and critical writing; as well as visual art.

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Bombay Gin

Ongoing

Started in 1974, Bombay Gin is the literary journal of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics—co-founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman—at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

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In It For The Long Scrawl

Ongoing

We are a literary magazine created by teens.

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wigleaf

Ongoing

We feature stories under 1000 words.

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Highlight Publishing

Ongoing

We are a new small independent publishing house that selects manuscripts based on the quality of the story telling, the literary value, and the prospect of sufficient sales to make the publication project financially
viable.

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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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Irish Pages

Ongoing

Irish Pages is a biannual journal, edited in Belfast and publishing, in equal measure, writing from Ireland and overseas.

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Albert Whitman and Company

Ongoing

Albert Whitman and Company is an award-winning children’s book publisher founded in 1919.

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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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Script Lab

Ongoing

Script Lab is looking for reviewers of television, film, books and software.

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American Reader

Ongoing

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

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WriteMe Australia

Ongoing

WriteMe Australia is a national program established to identify and select writers, and develop their exemplary written material with a Director, to a stage primed for screen production.

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Pitch to 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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Submit an article to Beamly

Ongoing

If you have an article or article idea that you’d like to submit for publication, Beamly would love to read it.

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Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Ongoing

Cha is dedicated to publishing quality creative works from and about Asia. At this time, we can only accept work in English or translated into English.

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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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Harvard Review Online

Ongoing

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

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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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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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Prairie Schooner

Ongoing

Prairie Schooner publishes short stories, poems, imaginative essays of general interest, and reviews of current books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

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The Write Room

Ongoing

he Write Room is an online literary magazine that publishes quality works of fiction, non-​​fiction and poetry.

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Medical Journal of Australia

Ongoing

Submissions are open to the Medical Journal of Australia.

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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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‘Social Alternatives’ journal

Ongoing

Social Alternatives accepts academic papers, commentaries, book reviews and essays, short stories and poetry focussed on the aims of the journal.

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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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Writer’s Edit

Ongoing

At a recent editorial meeting, the Writer’s Edit team decided that they’d love to start publishing short stories and poems on their beloved online mag again.

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Taboo Magazine

Ongoing

Taboo Magazine is an online mag open for submissions.

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Structo

Ongoing

Structo is a UK-based literary magazine.

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Spook

Ongoing

Spook are looking for writers interested in fashion, music, film, lit, art, sex/gender, culture and/or politics.

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Ginosko Literary Journal

Ongoing

Accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights for Ginosko Literary Journal.

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One Teen Story

Ongoing

One Teen Story publishes Young Adult writing, providing opportunities to established adult authors and emerging teen authors of YA.

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Uneven Floor

Ongoing

Uneven Floor, an independent poetry publication based in Perth, Western Australia, is seeking poetry submissions for its online magazine.

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Stereo Stories

Ongoing

Stereo Stories is a Melbourne-based website that publishes well-written, evocative, concise stories. About songs.

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The Wrong Quarterly

Ongoing

The Wrong Quarterly are a London-based journal who publish “inventive” works of nonfiction, life writing and essays up to 5,000 words and fiction up to 6,000 words.

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Tongues

Ongoing

Tongues is a multilingual online magazine looking for language editors and contributors to join our team!

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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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Reed Magazine

Ongoing

Reed Magazine accepts submissions June 1 through November 1.

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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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Thank You For Swallowing

Ongoing

Poetry is a form of protest. So let this be another one, in the spirit of Against Rape, in the spirit of Catechism, in the spirt of Binders Full of Women’s Poems: if you’re done sucking it up, submit your poems.

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Blogstock_

Ongoing

Blogstock_ is a marketplace for buying and selling pre-written and custom blogs designed to drive traffic to your website and sales for your business. Their bloggers are Australian residents and experts in their fields.

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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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Ensemble Vacations®

Ongoing

Ensemble Vacations®  is a national, consumer travel and lifestyle magazine. From close-to-home places like Canada and the U.S. to Europe or exotic destinations in Asia, the South Pacific, the Caribbean and South America; from river cruising and grand voyages to luxury safaris, exclusive hotels and villas, spa retreats and ‘volunteer’ tourism, they cover it all.

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Transgression is seeking submissions

Ongoing

Transgression is an online current affairs, opinion & cultural magazine that produces exceptional content for its readers.

What are we looking for?

Feature articles
Investigative pieces
Photo essays
Personal essays
Documentaries

With a focus on topics that generally aren’t covered in any significant depth by the mainstream media, your piece might be something dangerous, illicit, taboo or even just a tad eccentric. We want true tales from the rawest edges of humanity. Sex, crime, drugs or even life as a refugee. How about a report from a conflict zone? We aren’t after anything that pushes an ideology or an agenda. We want the facts to speak for themselves.

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Island Magazine

Ongoing

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

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Alien She Zine

Ongoing

Alien She publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and review. They are looking for work that doesn’t fit neatly into the above categories.

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Pear Drop

Ongoing

Pear Drop want to tell stories that document and explore the human condition from all perspectives.

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Byte Stories

Ongoing

A place to share stories around a digital fireplace, and a publisher of very short fiction.

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The Pen Factor

Ongoing

The Pen Factor is an online feedback and discovery engine for writers of fiction.

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Digital magazine seeks WOMEN authors of fiction

Ongoing

Digital magazine seeks WOMEN authors of fiction, with at least one published or ready-to-publish title, for long-form interviews.

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F is for Feminism

Ongoing

F is for Feminism is an intersectional feminist website aimed at young women.

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Stereo Stories

Ongoing

Stereo Stories publish well-written, evocative, concise stories. Contributors are welcome to write about all sorts of songs, including songs that are already here on the site.

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Heroes and Heartbreakers

Ongoing

Heroes and Heartbreakers is an imprint of the major publishing house MacMillan. They accept short stories 15k-30k words in length.

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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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Fireside

Ongoing

Fireside is a short story magazine that has two goals in mind: Publish great stories, and pay writers well. They pay above normal rates for their category of magazine: 12.5 cents per word, up to 5,000 words.

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Cicada Magazine

Ongoing

Cicada Magazine is a young adult magazine with a largely teen audience. Their editor says “There’s room in the world for your dark weird truths.”

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Cricket Magazine

Ongoing

Cricket Magazine is a young reader’s magazine, targeting ages 9-14. They pay $0.25 a word. Most of their are between 1,200 and 1,800 words.

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The Sun

Ongoing

The Sun is a beautiful, ad free, magazine that publishes writing with a literary bent.

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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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Harper’s Magazine

Ongoing

Harper’s Magazine is the oldest general-interest monthly in America. Harper’s will consider unsolicited fiction.

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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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Asimov’s Science Fiction

Ongoing

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

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Analog

Ongoing

Analog is a magazine of science fiction and fact. They pay 8-10 cents a word up to 7,500 words, and 8.5 cents a word for longer stories.

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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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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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One Teen Story

Ongoing

One Story is seeking literary fiction. They accept stories between 3,000 and 8,000 words.

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InterGalactic Medicine Show

Ongoing

InterGalactic Medicine Show publishes sci-fi stories up to 17,500 words.

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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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About Kids Books

Ongoing

About Kids Books is a new Australian imprint seeking novels for children 8 to 12 years.

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Big Sky Publishing

Ongoing

Big Sky Publishing is proud to work with talented Australian authors and publish high quality non-fiction titles. They are accepting new submissions for completed manuscripts in a number of areas.

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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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Pixapops

Ongoing

Like A Photon Creative are inviting submissions for an interactive storytelling platform with national and international audience.

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Walker Books Australia announces Walker Wednesday

Ongoing

Walker Books Australia is excited to announce a new submission process open to all authors with unpublished manuscripts. Walker Wednesday will allow budding authors to submit their manuscripts to Walker Books’ award-winning editorial team. Walker Books is currently accepting submissions of middle-grade and young adult fiction from Australian and New Zealand authors.

Walker Books Australia are seeking young adult and middle-grade manuscripts with strong writing, engaging characters and well-developed world-building. We are open to young adult and middle-grade of all genres, but are particularly interested in submissions with diverse characters and/or written by diverse authors.

Submissions will be accepted on the first Wednesday of every month and will be open for the day only. Submissions that do not meet the guidelines or are submitted on any other day will not be read. The next submission date will be Wednesday December 7, 2016.

For more information on how to submit your manuscript please see http://click.walkerbooks.com.au/walkerwednesday

 

WALKER BOOKS AUSTRALIA

Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Walker Books Australia is also passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and is a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is proud to be the home of Black Dog Books, an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia’s finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail.

For all media enquiries, please contact [email protected] or 02 8666 8330.

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Australian book publisher seeking translations

Ongoing

Australian-based publisher The Lifted Brow’s book imprint is now looking for translated submissions. We’re super excited and hoping to be flooded with submissions!

These can also include self-translations, or writing influenced by an ancestral language.

Translators or writers with a book proposal can read submission guidelines and submit here

https://theliftedbrow.submittable.com/submit/69639/book-manuscripts-translations

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Malevolent Soap – Seeking submissions

Ongoing

Malevolent Soap is an independent e-journal of poetry and fiction.

We’re headquartered in Melbourne, but our issues feature writing from around the planet. We publish in March and September.

We’re particularly partial to work that explores intersections of ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture and challenges traditional designations of cultural value. Whether this means invoking Nicolas Cage as muse or bemoaning Rick Deckard’s excessive consumption of MSG in verse, we’re interested.

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The Lifted Brow – Open to submissions

Ongoing

The Lifted Brow is now open to submissions of fiction short stories AND manuscripts!

In The Lifted Brow we tend to publish fiction that is ‘new’ in some way, whether it be different, original, experimental in respect to form, or viewpoint, or style, or voice, or plot, or language – or any combo of all the above. What does ‘new’ mean? We don’t know. We want you to show us.” Keep reading…

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Rollick Magazine – Call for Submissions – Most Popular Post Award

Ongoing

Submissions are now open for Rollick Magazine’s “Begin Again” issue.

Rollick’s mandate is to attract cutting-edge, quality content that inspires real engagement. We will consider any pitch that expresses unique and original thought. Ideally, we want you to explore this theme through the prism of popular culture and your experience of society.

You can send in essays, poems, short stories, memoirs, confessionals, experimental writing, post cards, art, illustrations, reviews (of film, music, tv, theatre), satire, photography, and anything else in between.

Our upcoming issue, “Begin Again”, is about fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s all about what happens after a failure, falter, or fall. It’s about perseverance, and striving, and hope.

Submissions are now open!

If you would like to submit your work to us, please email us at [email protected]

A monetary prize of $250 will be awarded to the most popular post in the upcoming “Begin Again” issue.

Begin Again will be running from 1 May 2017 to the end of June 2017.

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Love Cherish Adore – seeking submissions

Ongoing

Love Cherish Adore is a South Australian wedding magazine about to publish our third issue.
We’re currently looking for submissions from creative writers for both our online blog and our magazine and came across your organisation.

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International OCD Foundation – Tales from the OCD Community

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…

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Finch publishing seeking submissions for non-fiction manuscripts

Ongoing

Getting Published by Finch

Finch Publishing  accepts manuscript proposals on Thursdays. All other proposals sent outside this time period will not be considered. If you miss the time period please send again the following week.

We consider manuscript proposals on the following subjects: parenting, social issues, child health, memoir, family relationships and mental health. We will also consider biographies. Keep reading…

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Everytime Press seeking submissions

Ongoing

We are looking for:

• teaching resources

• learning texts

• memoir

• travel

• non-fiction Keep reading…

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