Island is one of Australia’s premier literary magazines. Founded in 1979 in Hobart, over the past 37 years Island has featured a mix of fiction, poetry and articles from multiple Australian luminaries. AWM recently spoke to Vern Field, Managing Editor of Island Magazine, about poetry, publishing, and being a print-only magazine in the modern publishing industry. Visit Island‘s website to … Continue reading »


Visual Verse is an online anthology of art, poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. Each month, the team at Visual Verse post an image online and invite writers to compose a piece of 50 to 500 words, inspired by the image. The catch is that the text must be written in one hour. AWM recently spoke … Continue reading »


Carve is a quarterly short fiction magazine, based in Dallas, Texas. Carve is interested in publishing and promoting outstanding literature and aims to help new, emerging and established writers reach a wider audience. This month, AWM spoke to Anna Zumbahlen, Managing Editor, and Matthew Limpede, Executive Editor, about Carve’s beginnings, its content, and storytelling. AWM … Continue reading »


  The Canary Press is an Australian quarterly magazine of short stories founded by Robert Skinner and Andy Josselyn. Based in Melbourne, it publishes new and local writers as well as more well-known Australian and international writers. The magazine also showcases beautiful cover designs and illustrations in each issue. AWM interviewed The Canary Press in … Continue reading »


Tincture Journal was founded by Daniel Young in 2013 as a literary journal to showcase fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction from Australia and around the world. AWM recently interviewed Daniel and asked him about poetry, advice for aspiring writers, and the importance of Asia/Pacific regional writing. AWM also found out a little about Daniel’s love-hate … Continue reading »

Opportunity: The Big Issue Fiction 2015 Issue

At a Glance Wants: Short Fiction (300 words – 2,500 words) Genre/Theme: Any Pay Rate: Unknown Deadline: 1 June, 2015 Go Directly to the Writer’s Guidelines In Detail The Big Issue invites all writers – of whatever age, whether established, emerging, or just keen to have a crack – to submit previously unpublished short stories from 300 to 2,5000 words for the 2015 Fiction … Continue reading »

How to Build Writing Goals You’ll Actually Achieve: Focus on The Things You Control

One of my favourite parts of getting back into the office at the start of the year is catching up with my co-workers at Queensland Writers Centre and finding out their plans and goals for the coming year. Not just the work stuff – although we’ve got some exciting stuff coming in 2015 – but … Continue reading »

Market Profile: The Canary Press

At a Glance (Formerly Known As Genre Issue) Wants: Power-punch stories (1500 words or less); Short Fiction (1,000 words – 7,000 words) Preferred Genre: Any Pay Rate: Power-punch stories: $100; Short Fiction: $200 Deadline: 20th October, 2014 Go Directly to the Writer’s Guidelines In Detail The first issue of The Canary Press hit shelves back in May of 2013, a … Continue reading »

Opportunity Round-Up

Harper Voyager looking for an Associate Publisher/Commissioning Editor HarperCollins Publishers has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, energetic and entrepreneurial publisher to help expand Voyager, Australia’s leading fantasy and sci-fi imprint. Applications close Friday 18 January 2013. Further details available online. Be a Part of the Emerging Writers Festival The Emerging Writers Festival is looking … Continue reading »