Submissions Around Town: January

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The Conium Review, a small US print publication that accepts international submissions, is seeking general fiction and poetry until Tuesday April 1. They enjoy stories that take risks, include fine-tuned prose and active characters.

The Lifted Brow welcomes submissions of columns, essays, art, comics, book reviews, fiction, poetry, and all manner of miscellanea. We recommend reading a past issue if you’re not already familiar with the Brow, because its style is quirky and unusual, and you should really just do that anyway. Submissions are paid an undisclosed amount.

Windmills Literary Zine, a publication by Deakin Uni, is on the hunt for poetry up to 50 lines and prose up to 1,000 words. Submissions are open to non-Deakin writers and close on Saturday March 1. The theme is the magically unreal.


Entries to the Stringybark Short Story Award are open until Sunday January 19. Stories can be fiction, non-fiction or a combination of both, and there are no restrictions on genre. However, stories must have a link to Australia. First prize is $350, plus publication in the Short Story Award book. There are entry fees.

The [untitled] Short Story Competition is open for entries until Saturday February 15. They accept stories of any genre no longer than 5,000 words. First prize is $500 and winners will be published in issue seven of [untitled], and announced at the launch of that issue, which is due out late in 2014.

The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry and Short Story competitions are open for entries from all nationalities until Monday February 20. First prize in both competitions is £200. Take a look at their website for individual comp guidelines.


Express Media, which manages Voiceworks, Buzzcuts, the John Marsden Prize for Young Writers and others, is looking for a Finance and Administration Coordinator. If you love the arts but numbers are also your thing (you special snowflake), take a look at the position description. Applications close Monday January 20.

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is looking for four Associate Producers to help run the 2014 festival as part of its highly regarded internship program. Interns will gain experience in administration, festival management, programming and production. This is a pretty stellar opportunity for students interested in learning about literary events management. Past interns have gone on to work at Crikey, Kill Your Darlings and The Age, among others. Applications close Thursday January 23.

Arts Access Australiawhich is the peak body for arts and disability, is looking to fill TWO exciting roles – and candidates can work from home, so anyone in Australia can apply. They are seeking a part-time Program Officer and a part-time Grants Officer. Applications close Monday January 27.

The Signal Express, an online arts and culture magazine, is looking for 20 high school students to join its 2014 writing team. Students will be trained by industry professionals and mentored by Express Media, and their work will be published on The Signal Express. To apply, you will need to be Melbourne based. Applications close on Friday February 7.

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