Submissions

Southerly only accepts the unsolicited creative submissions of Australian and New Zealand writers. We quote a minimum twelve week turnaround on all work received. If you wish to enquire about the status of your submission, please wait until this twelve week period has lapsed.

Please read our guidelines before submitting. Questions and concerns can be addressed to submissions@southerlyjournal.com.au


The swiftness of writing-flow instantiates possibility.

Southerly is looking for essays on all aspects of the idea of writing and the writing subject. Fiction, memoir and poetry need not be themed. This issue seeks a snapshot of Australian writing today, from those beginning their long apprenticeship to those whose work is well-known, loved and acclaimed. We welcome submissions from secondary school students, undergraduates and other young writers. Themes include but are not limited to:

 ·      Essays that explore trajectories of Australian writing, including juvenilia, and literary forms, such as Bildungsroman and Künstlerroman

·      The tensions of tradition and innovation

·      The changing nature, model and imperatives of writing today

·      Universities as the new Medieval Master’s House

·      Cognitive poetics

 With academic essays, please keep in mind that Southerly is a journal devoted to Australian literature. Please submit only one story, one personal essay, or up to 5 poems, at a time. Short fiction and literary non-fiction texts should be no more than 5000 words. You can refer to Southerly’s guidelines online.

Submissions due: 1st September 2017

The issue will be published in October 2017


The swiftness of writing-flow instantiates possibility.

Southerly is looking for essays on all aspects of the idea of writing and the writing subject. Fiction, memoir and poetry need not be themed. This issue seeks a snapshot of Australian writing today, from those beginning their long apprenticeship to those whose work is well-known, loved and acclaimed. We welcome submissions from secondary school students, undergraduates and other young writers. Themes include but are not limited to:

 ·      Essays that explore trajectories of Australian writing, including juvenilia, and literary forms, such as Bildungsroman and Künstlerroman

·      The tensions of tradition and innovation

·      The changing nature, model and imperatives of writing today

·      Universities as the new Medieval Master’s House

·      Cognitive poetics

 With academic essays, please keep in mind that Southerly is a journal devoted to Australian literature. Please submit only one story, one personal essay, or up to 5 poems, at a time. Short fiction and literary non-fiction texts should be no more than 5000 words. You can refer to Southerly’s guidelines online.

Submissions due: 1st September 2017

The issue will be published in October 2017


Ends on September 1, 2017
The swiftness of writing-flow instantiates possibility.

Southerly is looking for essays on all aspects of the idea of writing and the writing subject. Fiction, memoir and poetry need not be themed. This issue seeks a snapshot of Australian writing today, from those beginning their long apprenticeship to those whose work is well-known, loved and acclaimed. We welcome submissions from secondary school students, undergraduates and other young writers. Themes include but are not limited to:

 ·      Essays that explore trajectories of Australian writing, including juvenilia, and literary forms, such as Bildungsroman and Künstlerroman

·      The tensions of tradition and innovation

·      The changing nature, model and imperatives of writing today

·      Universities as the new Medieval Master’s House

·      Cognitive poetics

 With academic essays, please keep in mind that Southerly is a journal devoted to Australian literature. Please submit only one story, one personal essay, or up to 5 poems, at a time. Short fiction and literary non-fiction texts should be no more than 5000 words. You can refer to Southerly’s guidelines online.

Submissions due: 1st September 2017

The issue will be published in October 2017


Ends on September 1, 2017
The swiftness of writing-flow instantiates possibility.

Southerly is looking for essays on all aspects of the idea of writing and the writing subject. Fiction, memoir and poetry need not be themed. This issue seeks a snapshot of Australian writing today, from those beginning their long apprenticeship to those whose work is well-known, loved and acclaimed. We welcome submissions from secondary school students, undergraduates and other young writers. Themes include but are not limited to:

 ·      Essays that explore trajectories of Australian writing, including juvenilia, and literary forms, such as Bildungsroman and Künstlerroman

·      The tensions of tradition and innovation

·      The changing nature, model and imperatives of writing today

·      Universities as the new Medieval Master’s House

·      Cognitive poetics

 With academic essays, please keep in mind that Southerly is a journal devoted to Australian literature. Please submit only one story, one personal essay, or up to 5 poems, at a time. Short fiction and literary non-fiction texts should be no more than 5000 words. You can refer to Southerly’s guidelines online.

Submissions due: 1st September 2017

The issue will be published in October 2017


Southerly only accepts the unsolicited creative submissions of Australian and New Zealand writers.

We quote a minimum twelve week turnaround on all work received. If you wish to enquire about the status of your submission, please wait until this twelve week period has lapsed.
Southerly only accepts the unsolicited creative submissions of Australian and New Zealand writers.

We quote a minimum twelve week turnaround on all work received. If you wish to enquire about the status of your submission, please wait until this twelve week period has lapsed.
Southerly only accepts the unsolicited creative submissions of Australian and New Zealand writers.

We quote a minimum twelve week turnaround on all work received. If you wish to enquire about the status of your submission, please wait until this twelve week period has lapsed.
Southerly only accepts the unsolicited creative submissions of Australian and New Zealand writers.

We quote a minimum twelve week turnaround on all work received. If you wish to enquire about the status of your submission, please wait until this twelve week period has lapsed.
** Southerly is no longer accepting fiction submissions for 2016. We will be accepting all fiction submissions again from March 2017.**

Southerly only accepts the unsolicited creative submissions of Australian and New Zealand writers.

We quote a minimum twelve week turnaround on all work received. If you wish to enquire about the status of your submission, please wait until this twelve week period has lapsed.