Useful Links

Useful Links

A collection of links to competitions, publications, information, and other useful internet-based tidbits. Underground Writers published a curated collection of upcoming competitions, prizes, awards, and other opportunities for writers at the beginning of each month. You can find them here.

Competitions, Prizes, Awards

Questions Writing Prize – A new generation of writing and ideas

The Scribe Non-Fiction Prize – by Express Media for young writers

Submission pages for other publications

AGNI online – publishes poetry, short fiction, and essays

The Antigonish Review – open to poetry on any subject written from any point of view and in any form

Antithesis Arts Journal – Australian-based arts journal

Birdee mag – accepting articles, poems, comics and illustrations aimed at young women

Duende – seeks submissions of prose, poetry, hybrid writing, stage plays, screenplays and visual art

Fields – US-based, accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual arts submissions on a rolling basis

Firewords UK-based literary magazine

frankie magazine – Australian-based lifestyle and writing magazine

Ginosko Literary Journal – US-based, accepting short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights

Granta Magazine – accepting poetry, fiction and non-fiction, photography and art

Hello Giggles – US-based online publication aimed at young women, accepting personal essays and cultural criticism, LGBTQ perspectives, articles, and illustrations

Kill Your Darlings – Australian-based online publication publishing commentary, essays, memoir, reviews, interviews and fiction

Meanjin Quarterly – Australia-based publisher of poetry, fiction, essays, and memoir

Neon Journal – a UK-based literary magazine that accepts submissions from new and emerging writers

Overland – Australia-based literary journal publishing essays, stories and poetry both in print and online

Ploughshares – US-based literary magazine

Rookie mag – US-based, by and for teens

Stilts Journal – a triannual journal of established and emerging poets published from Brisbane

Tincture Journal – Australia-based, a quarterly e-book literary journal, featuring fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction from Australia and the world

Quiddity – an international literary journal and radio program, accepting submissions from new and emerging writers

Visible Ink – an annual anthology promoting emerging Australian writers and artists, produced and published by a collective of RMIT students

Voiceworks – by Express Media, a national literary journal, featuring new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual art and comics by Australians under the age of 25

Windfall: Australian Haiku – a small annual print publication which seeks to publish fine examples of contemporary Australian haiku

Submission pages for book publishers

Allen & Unwin Friday Pitch – ‘Allen & Unwin publish a wide range of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction for adults, and are always on the lookout for new stories and storytellers to add to our list’

Bloomsbury Spark – ‘a one-of-a-kind, global, digital imprint from Bloomsbury Publishing dedicated to publishing a wide array of exciting fiction eBooks to teen, YA, and new adult readers’

InHouse Publishing – ‘a passionate and caring team of publishing experts who offer the most up-to-date and creative input into any author’s book publishing journey’

Inkshares – end-to-end book publishing

Jasper – Perth-based indie publishing house

Kids Own Publishing – ‘We enable children to create their own books’

LuLu – print-on-demand service for self-published authors

Pan MacMillan Manuscript Mondays – ‘On the first Monday of every month only, between 10am and 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, we accept electronic submissions that comply with the guidelines set out’

Penguin Books – publishing advice page for Penguin Books

Smashwords – ‘the world’s largest distributor of indie ebooks’

Vine Leaves Press – indie publishing house: ‘we publish book-length vignette collections, writing reference books, short story collections, memoir/autobiography, and novels (all genres with a literary bent)’

Xlibris – print-on-demand service for self-published authors

Other Resources

Aerogramme Studio – Literary Magazines Curated By And For People With Disabilities

Lonely Company – a Melbourne-based initiative providing residencies for playwrights

Spineless Wonders – a multi-platform publishing company devoted to short, quality fiction produced by Australian writers

Bloggingdotcom – A step-by-step guide to starting your first blog including everything from choosing your platform and hosting to creating content

Australian Society of Authors – The professional association for Australian authors and illustrators

The Small Press Network – a representative body for small and independent publishers in Australia

AusLit – ‘AustLit is brought to you by The University of Queensland in collaboration with many academic, library, and research organisations’

Freeline – The Australian freelance writers network

MEAA – ‘MEAA has a long and proud history of improving the working lives of creative professionals and the industries in which they work’

AWM – Australian Writer’s Marketplace, ‘every contact you will ever need to succeed in the writing business’

Books + Publishing – Inside Australia’s book publishing industry