Here’s my slowly growing list of submission openings. This is the first time I’ve tried to juggle submission deadlines as well as performance deadlines, so I needed this central list to stay organised. The opportunities here are mostly for poetry in Australia. Contact me if I missed any.

2018

Year Round:

Australian Book Review

Meniscus: biannual open access literary journal; submissions read in Feb and Aug

Overland: fiction, non-fiction, poetry

Quadrant: published 10 times yearly; submissions by post

Southerly: literary journal

Going Down Swinging online, pitches accepted

Unknown / TBA:

Island magazine

Griffith Review

Meanjin

The Lifted Brow: Quarterly print literary magazine and publisher

February

Suburban Review: Poetry, fiction, non-fiction

Verity La: on-line creative arts journal, multiple forms – open now

March

Bareknuckle Poet

Australia Council PPCA partnership: for sound recording – closes 7 March

QPF – closes 23 March

WB Yeats Poetry Prize – closes 31 March

KYD Unpublished manuscript award – closes 31 March

Newcastle Poetry Prize – now open; closes 11 June

Adelaide Plains poetry competition – now open; closes 6 July

Cordite – now open; closes 20 May

Plumwood Mountain: journal of ecopoetry – now open; closes 30 April

Malevolent Soap: journal of fiction and poetry – now open

Aesthetica creative writing award – now open, closes 31 August

Westerly: literature and culture magazine – now open for July edition

ACU poetry prize – now open, closes 20 July

April

Sutherland Shire literary competition – closes 30 April

The Carmel Bird digital literary award: short prose – closes 30 April

Not Very Quiet: women and poetry – theme posted

Plumwood Mountain: journal of ecopoetry – closes 30 April

Underground writers: volunteer-run e-zine, emerging writers encouraged – closes 8 April

Kerouac residencies: close 16 April

Overland special edition: ‘false documents’ – closes 30 April

May

Cordite – closes 20 May

StylusLit: bi-annual online literary journal; open for September edition

The Lifted Brow experimental non-fiction prize – closes 31 May

June

Newcastle Poetry Prize – closes 11 June

Going Down Swinging – submissions open halfway through the year

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s international poetry prize – closes 30 June

StylusLit: bi-annual online literary journal; open for September edition

Verity La: on-line creative arts journal, multiple forms – open now

Australia Council career development grants: close 5 June for projects starting after 1 Sep

July

Adelaide Plains poetry competition – closes 6 July

ACU poetry prize – closes 20 July

Not Very Quiet: women and poetry – now open

XYZ Prize for innovation in Spoken Word Poetry through Queensland Poetry Festival – closes 6 July

August

Westerly: literature and culture magazine – now open for November edition

Verity La: on-line creative arts journal, multiple forms – open now. Includes Slot Machine for spoken word and performative text – hoorah!!

Puncher and Wattman first book poetry prize: This award is for an unpublished manuscript of poems. The winner will be announced and their book will be launched at the Newcastle Writers’ Festival in April of the subsequent year. open on August 15 and close on November 30 each year.

September

Frontier Poetry Prize: closes 15 September. Also accepting poetry submissions year round for online publication.

October

Australia Council career development grants: close 2 Oct for projects starting after 1 Jan 2019

November

StylusLit: bi-annual online literary journal; open for March edition

Puncher and Wattman first book poetry prize: This award is for an unpublished manuscript of poems. The winner will be announced and their book will be launched at the Newcastle Writers’ Festival in April of the subsequent year. open on August 15 and close on November 30 each year.

December

StylusLit: bi-annual online literary journal; open for March edition

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