Submissions Around Town: December

Submissions around town - December


Wilde Magazine, a bi-annual print and digital publication, is looking for art, poetry and prose by and for the queer community.

Sassafras Literary Magazine is seeking poetry, flash fiction, nonfiction and artwork (no deadline has been set at this stage, but they publish monthly). Just make sure you paste your submission in the text of your email and don’t send attachments – these submissions will be deleted.

The Canary Press is currently accepting short stories up to 7,000 words, travel columns you would never find in an in-flight magazine, and postcard fiction of 150 words or less. They’re also looking for letters and holiday-themed stories.


The WB Yeats Poetry Prize is open to Australian entrants until Tuesday December 31. First prize is $500, while second prize is $75. There are no themes, though there is a 50 line limit.

The Griffith Review Novella Competition is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand. The theme: forgotten stories with a historical dimension. Submissions of 12,000-35,000 words (preferred but not set in stone) are due Friday January 31 and winners will share a $25,000 prize pool. The final works will be published in the Griffith Review fiction edition and as eSingles online.

The Josephine Ulrick Literature and Poetry prizes are open to Australian residents until Friday January 31. First prize in both cases is $10,000, while second prize is a not-too-shabby $5,000. You can take a look at past winning entries here.


Under 25s – Express Media are offering four one day a week internships in administration, marketing and communications, awards and special projects, and education programs. Applications are open until Monday January 13. Check out their website for details.

And Voiceworks is looking for an editor! Manage the artistic direction of the magazine for a two year contract period. This is a fantastic opportunity for emerging editors, particularly those interested in working with young volunteers. Applications for this position close Monday February 3.

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