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KYD Unpublished manuscript award – closes 31 March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!!

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

December

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

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