Submissions Around Town: May



N-Scribe is looking for fiction, poetry and non-fiction writing – the only catch is that you must live, work or study in Darebin in Melbourne’s north. If you’re a Darebin local, get your submissions in by 30 June.

If you writer science fiction, speculative fiction or fantasy, you might consider submitting to Aurealis, Australia’s premier sci-fi and fantasy magazine. They’re accepting submissions now.


Overland have recently launched the Story Wine Prizea new award for very short fiction (<1000 words). Three substantial prizes are on offer, and the winning story will be published in Overland, and on the label of a Story Wines shiraz. Submissions closing 29 June.

Arts Queensland has launched the Val Vallis Prize for poetry, which is open to poets across Australia. First prize is $1000, a weeklong stay at Varuna Writers House and publication in Cordite. Submission deadline is 10 July.

The prestigious Newcastle Poetry Prize is open for submissions. With an enormous first prize of $12,000, this is the richest prize in Australia for a single poem (or suite of poems). Competition will be fierce, so make sure you send your entry before the close of submissions on 20 June.


Junkee, the new kid on the pop culture/commentary block, is looking for an assistant editor to join the team in Surrey Hills, Sydney.

Are you an aspiring editor? With an interest in IT? CRN Magazine (published by Next Media) is looking for an editorial intern. Applications close 17 May.

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