Submissions Around Town: October

Submissions around town - October

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Peril, an Asian-Australian arts and culture magazine, is looking for submissions related to binaries – like inside/outside, light/dark, within/without – for two separate issues. They accept prose, non-fiction, essays and blog posts under 1000 words. Contributors don’t need to be Asian-Australian, but contributions should be Asian-Australian themed in some way. Submissions close November 1.

Litro is accepting submissions for its Dystopia and Family Ties issues until October 11 and November 11 respectively. The magazine accepts short fiction, flash fiction and non-fiction only.

Submissions are being accepted for the inaugural issue of Grapple Annual until November 24. They are looking for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, photography, reviews, you name it – but it must be related in some way to one date on the calendar.

And US-based magazine Stone Crowns has an open call for young adult fiction up to 4000 words. They are also accepting photography, illustrations and other artwork to pair with their fiction submissions.


The Stonnington Council Writing Competition is open until November 1. Australians of any age can enter the Open Age category with an autobiographical short story under 1000 words.

The Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets is open for entries until November 16. First prize is $6000.

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is open for entries until November 20. For the first time, they will be accepting international entries. A $22 entry fee applies for non-ABR members.


Applications for the Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorships will open on October 7 and close November 1. Unpublished writers and book illustrators will have the chance to develop their work in progress with a mentor of their choice for 25 hours over 1 year.

Finally, Concrete Playground is looking for food writers and arts writers based in Melbourne. Writers will be paid per article published. To apply, send them a short bio and some writing samples.


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