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Poetry Magazines in Australia

Thanks to Rob Riel for most of these entries, who publishes a more comprehensive listing as a bimonthly pamphlet.

The Adelaide Review, 1 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town, SA 5067 Phone: 08-8362-7699 FAX: 08-8362-7878 E-mail: editor@adelaidereview.com.au
Editor: Christopher Pearson    
Monthly Circulation: ~42,000. Payment: AAUS$30/poem. Subscription: AAUS$33/yr.  Prefers short pieces.
Aedon The Arts Officer, 1st Floor, Union Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052
Editor: “The Arts Officer”
Annual. Subscription: Available direct for AUS$10/issue. Pays 1cc
Antithesis c/- Department of English, University of Melbourne Parkville, VIC 3052
Editor: “The Editors”
Phone: 03-9344-5280
Annual. Subscription: AUS$18/yr, AUS$15/concession, AUS$35/institution. Payment: 1 cc.
Australian Better Gardens and Home Ideas
PO Box 241, Lilydale, VIC   3140
E-mail: admin@commodore.com.au
URL: www.commodore.com.au
Monthly 50,000 Circulation.
Payment at editor’s discretion for one-time publishing rights, negotiable.
Editor: Kay Gee
Subscription: $1 (+$0.50 postage if ordered direct)
Very much for the non-poet audience; cute & simple
Australian Multicultural Book Review         
Papyrus Publishing, c/- Post Office, Scarsdale, VIC, 3351     
Phone:  03-9758-7395     FAX:  03-9752-4034
E-mail:  editor@papyrus.com.au
URL:  www.papyrus.com.au
Triannual.                      
Pays 1 copy  for One-Time Exclusive First Use in Australia
Editor:  Clarissa Stein
Subscription: $8.80/issue
Comment: Emphasis on multicultural themes & writers.

AUREALIS    Chimaera Publications, PO Box 2164, Mt Waverley, Victoria 3149, Australia.

E-mail straz@fhills.starway.net.au  No e-mail submissions. 

URL (new temporary): www.sf.org.au/aurealis 

Sf&F.  Some payment.
The Australian Weekend Review GPO Box 4245, Sydney, NSW 2001 Phone: 02-9288-2419 FAX: 02-9288-2486 E-mail: review@theaustralian.com.au
Editor: Barry Hill
Payment: at editor’s discretion, but substantial $75+ per poem.  . Subscription: call 1-800-022-552 for details.   Prefers short pieces.  Very prestigious market.  Can take quite a long time after acceptance for the piece to appear. 
Beyond the Rainbow
Moustrap Media Inc.
PO Box 209, Nimbin, NSW     2480
Phone: 02-6689-1184
E-mail: nimbinnews@nrg.com.au
 
BlastPO Box 3514 Manuka, ACT 2603
Phone: 02-6248-5027 FAX: 02-6273-5081 E-mail: b.tully@nla.gov.au
Editors: Craig Cormick, Bill Tully
Frequency: Quarterly Circulation: 600-850 Payment: 1 cc. (May pay AUS$10/poem when funded). Subscription: AUS$15/yr. Payment to Blast.
Blue Dog PO Box U34, Wollongong University, NSW 2500 Phone: 02-4221-3867 E-mail: kpretty@uow.edu.au
Editor: one for each state/territory
Biannual, May & November. Payment: Australia Council rates. Subscription: AUS$12.50/issue, AUS$20/annual
Boxkite: A journal of poetry and poetics.
Poetics Foundation Inc., PO Box 161 Pyrmont, NSW 2009 Australia.
Editor: James Taylor.
Phone: 02-4294-3264
Annual. Distributed in the UK by Spectacular Diseases, 83b London Road, Peterborough, Cambs, PE2 9BS, England
Distributed in the US by SPD/Small Press Distribution, 1341 Seventh Street, Berkeley CA 94710-1403 USA

Provide contact details in the cover letter but not on the submission; selections for publication are made anonymously by a team of highly qualified editors.

Centoria Ceased publication, early 2002
Coppertales: A Journal of Rural Arts Department of Humanities, Faculty of Arts, University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, QLD 4350 Phone: 07-4631-1065 FAX: 07-4631-1063 E-mail: musgrove@usq.edu.au
Editors: Dr. Chris Lee, Brian Musgrave
Subscription: AAUS$12/each–cheque to USQ Faculty of Arts. Annual. Rural focus. Slow turnaround. Pays.
Cordite PO Box 14022 Melbourne City MC, Victoria 8000 Australia
Ed. David Prater cordite@optusnet.com.au
Quarterly. Payment: AAUS$30/poem. Internet publication only
Core No longer publishing
Countdown – The School Magazine PO Box 1928, Macquarie Centre, NSW 2113
Editor: Jonathan Shaw
Monthly, February through November. Payment: AUS$35 through AUS$150, depends on length. Subscription: ~AUS$11/yr + p&h  - age related material, check the website.
Egg Poetry
PO Box 402,Bairnsdale, VIC    3875
E-mail:  elhuevo@bigpond.net.au
Biannual  which pays 1 copy for  One-Time Exclusive First Use
Editors:  Ashley Capes, Peter Duggan
Subscription: $10/yr, ck to Egg (Poetry); m/o to Peter Duggan
Newish small press effort, clean and pleasant to read. (24505)
Empowa (Emerging Poets WA) Inc. P.O. Box 16, Scarborough WA, 6922.
Cost: $12.00 each (includes postage) Payment: cheque or money order. Note: add $1.00 for each extra copy if ordering more than one.
engagč PO Box 4389, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, 3052. New magazine focusing on political or issue-oriented material. Snail mail submissions only. No more than three poems at a time, allow 3 months for response.
Five Bells
Poets Union Inc.
PO Box 91, Balmain, NSW   2041
Phone: 02-9818-5366 E-mail: poetinc@ozemail.com.au
Editors: New guest editor for each issue
Quarterly magazine of the Poets Union
Subscription: AUS$38.50, AUS$25.00 conc., incl. membership.

 

Four W Booranga Writers' Centre, Charles Sturt University, PO Box 588, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2678. Phone: 02-6933-2688 FAX: 02-6933-2688 E-mail: booranga@csu.edu.au
Editor: Wagga Wagga Writers Centre Editorial Committee
Frequency: Annual, Oct/Nov Circulation: 500-600 Payment: 1cc. Subscription: AUS$16.95/yr, or AUS$30/yr (incl. membership), cheque to Booranga Writers’ Centre
FreeXpresSion PO Box 4, Wext Hoxton, NSW 2171 Phone: 02-9607-5559 FAX: 02-9826-6612 E-mail: frexprsn@bigpond.com
Editor: Peter Pike
Frequency: Monthly Subscription: AUS$35/yr, AUS$55/yr overseas airmail.
Going Down Swinging PO Box 24, Clifton Hill, VIC 3068
Editors: Steve Grimwade, alicia sometimes, Adam Ford
Phone: 03-9531-6043 E-mail: gds@vicnet.net.au
Annual, September. Allows simultaneous submissions. Pays AAUS$25 and 1 cc. Subscription: AAUS$15/year
Heat School of Language and Media, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW 2308
Editor: Ivor Indyk, poetry to Lucy Dougan
Phone/Fax: 02-9419-7394 E-mail: heat@newcastle.edu.au
Prestigious, academic. Subscription: AAUS$40/yr individual, AAUS$66 institution, AAUS$55 & AAUS$75 o'seas
Hecate c/o Carole Ferrier, Department of English, University of Queensland, PO Box 99, St. Lucia, QLC, 4067.
Editor: Carole Ferrier E-mail: c.ferrier@mailbox.uq.edu.au
Pays AAUS$40 + 5cc. Response time 2-20 weeks. Widely read, available in most university libraries. Subscription: AAUS$30/individual, AAUS$100 (includes AWBR for 3 yrs).
Hermes Student Publications Office, Level 1, Manning House University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006. Phone: 02-9563-6142 FAX: 02-9563-6109 E-mail: hermes@usu.usyd.edu.au
Editor: Felicity Castagna, Liz Allen, Sam Williams (changes annually)
Phone: 02-9563-6142 Fax: 02-9563-6109
Frequency: Annual, late February. Subscription: AAUS$7.50

Status unsure.

Idiom 23University of Central Queensland, Rockhampton, QLD, 4072
Editor: Liz Huff
E-mail: l.huf@cqu.edu.au
Published annually. Subscription: AAUS$10/issue, includes postage & GST.   Payment at editors discression.
Imago: new writing No longer in print - merged with on-line literary and creative writing journal dotlit. Editors: Donna Lee Brien, Philip Neilsen and Axel Bruns.
IslandPO Box 210, Sandy Bay, TAS 7006
Editor: David Owen. Poetry editor: tba
Phone: 03-6226-2325 FAX: 03-6226-2172 E-mail: island@tassie.net.au
Long response times, but prestigious. Pays AAUS$ 60/poem. Subscription AAUS$42.00/individual, AAUS$29.00 concession. AAUS$50.00 institutions. AAUS$5.00 back issues.
Kalimat
PO Box 242, Cherrybrook, NSW   2126
Phone: 02-9484-3648                                  FAX: 02-9484-3648
E-mail: raghid@ozemail.com.au
Quarterly (2 Engl, 2 Arabic)  Circulation: 700
Payment:  Annual subscription
Rights: May be translated; contact publisher for details.
Editor: variable; at least two referees
Subscription: $20/yr Engl or Arabic, $40/both, to Kalimat.
Comment: Good magazine, interesting concept
LiNQ School of Humanities, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811
Editor: Gina Mercer
Phone: 07-4781-4451/4185 Fax: 07-4781-5655 E-mail: jcu.linq@jcu.edu.au
Biannual, May & October. Payment: AUS$20/poem. Rights: One-Time Exclusive First Use in Australia. Accepts e-mail submissions. Subscription: AUS$30/yr, AUS$40/institution, cheque to LiNQ
Literature & Aesthetics
Dept. of Philosophy, A14, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006 Phone:  02-9351-6658
E-mail: rick.benitez@philosophy.usyd.edu.au
Biannual with a circulation of 150-200
Payment: nil
Rights: One-time Exclusive First Use in Australia
Editor:  Rick Benitez
Subscription: $20 to Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics
Masthead PO Box 186 Newport, Victoria 3015 AUSTRALIA.
Editors: Alison Croggon, Emma Lew, Daniel Keene
Email:
masthead@onthe.net.au
"a quarterly forum for serious discussion, covering poetry, literature, theatre, music, visual arts, human rights, poetics and ethics."
Subscription: AAUS$22 individual, AAUS$26 institutions, AAUS$36 overseas
Mattoid School of Media & Journalism, Deakin University Geelong, VIC, 3217
Editor: Professor Brian Edwards
Phone: 03-5227-2583 Fax: 03-5227-3465
Subscription: AUS$30/yr, AUS$20 concession, AUS$15/single issue.
MeanjinUniversity of Melbourne, 99 Barry Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Phone: 03-9344-6950 Fax: 03-9347-2550
Editor: Ian Britain. Poetry to Peter Minter.
Quarterly. Very prestigious. Poetry Editor changes frequently; check recent vol. Pays AAUS$50/poem minimum. Subscription: AAUS$55 individual, AAUS$40 concession..
Micropress Oz, 12 Elgata Street, Petrie, QLD 4502
or 1 Saltram Close, Eleebana, NSW 2282
Editors: Gloria Yates, Rob Riel & Judy Johnson
Phone: 07-3285-1462 E-mail: gloriabe@powerup.com.au
Subscription: AUS$12/year. Appreciates donations of stamps.
The Mozzie
28 Baynes Street    Highgate Hill   Queensland    Australia   4101
Phone (07) 3846 5524

 
 
Issues per year:  10
Circulation: 250
Payment: in ccs 
Subscription: $20 within Australia, $40 overseas
(appreciates donations of stamps) 
 
A grass-roots magazine that publishes
over 400 poems per year from established
and emerging poets. We publish good poems
in all styles and pride ourselves on diversity.
We prefer submissions in hard copy.
Muse B-block, Gorman House, Ainslie Ave, Braddon, ACT, 2612
Editors: Irma Gold (Mgr), Sara St. Vincent Welch (Literary)
Monthly. Circulation: 12,000. Pays: AUSAUS$25/poem + 1cc. Subscription: AUS$22/yr, AUS$17.50/concession, AUS$33/institution.
New England Review PO Box U 241, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351. Phone: 02-6772-2036/3182 Fax: by arrangement
E-mail: sukirex@tpg.com.au
Editor: Susan McMichael
Biannual.  Payment: AUS$10-AUS$30/poem at Editor’s discretion. Subscription: AAUS$10/yr (biannual) AUDAUS$16 overseas.
Overland PO Box 14146, Melb. City MC Melbourne, VIC 3001
Editor: Ian Syson. Poetry: John Leonard. .
Phone: 03-9688-4163 FAX: 03-9688-4883 E-mail: overland@vu.edu.au
Quarterly. Pays AAUS$70 per poem. Subscription: AAUS$36/individual, AAUS$28/concession. Cheque to Overland
papertiger PO Box 5532, West End, QLD, 4101, Australia. Phone: 07-3846-0976 E-mail: editor@papertigermedia.com
Editor: Paul Hardacre
Subscription: AAUS$18/year. Prefers e-mail submissions.Put "papertiger submission" in the subject line, send for guidelines. Submissions of up to four poems are welcome." Audio and video poetry footage will also be considered if supplied in a PC-compatible digital format. Should be avante garde & pretty good. Currently pays in cc's.

Appears to be mostly CD media now - check website.

Pelt
Co-Editor: Jennifer Squire
Pelt no longer accepts submissions. The final issue launched late February 2003
Poetrix PO Box 532, Altona North, VIC 3025
Editors: "Western Women Writers"
Subscription: AUS$13.20/yr, AUS$26.40/2 yr. A leading magazine of women's poetry, published twice annually, May & November. Closing dates for submissions are the ends of February and August.
Poetry Monash PO Box 112 LPO, Blackburn South, VIC 3130
Editor: Lorraine McGuigan
Subscription: AAUS$19.50/year. Cheque payable to Poetry Monash.
Quadrant PO Box 82, Balmain, NSW 2041
Editors: P. P. McGuinness. Poetry: Les Murray.
Phone: 02-9818-1155 FAX: 02-9818-1422 E-mail: quadrantmonthly@ozemail.com.au
Prestigious. Pays AUS$40+ per poem. Subscription: AAUS$59.50/individual, AAUS$52.80/student.
Radio Adelaide: Writers Radio  228 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA   5000  Phone:  08-8303-5000                FAX:  08-8303-4374
E-mail:  radio@adelaide.edu.au
URL:  www.radio.adelaide.edu.au
Weekly radio broadcast
Payment is at the Editor’s discretion.
Editor:  Cath Kenneally, catherine.kenneally@adelaide.edu.au
Broad tastes; submissions need to be suitable for broadcast to a wide audience.
Red Lamp 6 Madras Road, Cambridge CB1 3PX
e-mail evans_baj@yahoo.co.uk
Australia address: 5 Kahana Court, Mountain Creek, QLD 4557 Australia
Editor: Brad Evans
Each issue costs 5 dollars (AUST). Issues are released semi-annually and the deadlines for submissions are May 31 and November 30 respectively. Red Lamp is seeking poetry, articles and reviews of literature with realist, socialist and humanitarian themes. Poems are to be no longer than 60 lines, articles and reviews no longer than 500 words.
Salt-lick New Poetry 
104 Rennie Street, East Coburg, VIC, 3058
E-mail: info@saltlickpoetry.com
URL: www.saltlickpoetry.com
(27704)
Biannual, pays 1 copy. Editor: Clint Greagen, Jeffrey Payton, Luis González-Serrano Subscription:  $15/issue, $29/annual Comment: Excellent journal, eclectic tastes.
Scant22 Owen Street, Kallista, VIC 3791
Editors:Megan Surmon, David Wallace, Fran MacAloon
Anthology published periodically.
SideWaLK The SideWaLK CoLLecTive, PO Box 58, Enfield Plaza, SA 5085
Editor: Richard Hillman & The SideWaLK Collective
Subscription: AUS$28/4 issues, AUS$7/single issue, pmt to SideWaLK. 'Poetry & Poetics'. Pays in cc's.
Small PackagesPO Box 244 Carina, QLD 4152
Editor: Rob Morris
Annual. Subscription: AUS$10.95 inc/issue direct. Nice little mag, poems to 100 lines. Pays up to AUS$25 + cc's.
Social Alternatives , Department of Education, University of Queensland, St. Lucia, QLD 4072
Editor: Barbara Young
Phone: 07-3365-6606 E-mail: barbara.young@uq.net.au
Subscription: AAUS$33/individual, AAUS$22/concession, AAUS$50/institution. Takes reprints if comparatively restricted distribution. Social/political relevance, liberal outlook. Pays in cc's
Southerly, Department of English, Wooley Building A20, University of Sydney, NSW, 2006
Editors: David Brooks and Noel Rowe
Phone: 02-9360-7866 Fax: 02-9332-4663 E-mail: halsteadpress@one.net.au
Subscription: AAUS$48/individual, AAUS$60/institution. Prestigious. Pays AUS$40/poem.
Southern Review, Department of English, Faculty of Arts, University of NSW 2052
Editor: Zan Ross & Anne Brewster, Poetry Editors.
Phone: 03-9225-2828 FAX: 03-9639-1685 E-mail: southern.review@rmit.edu.au
Subscription: AAUS$38.50/individual, AAUS$50/institution, AAUS$16.50/single
Speed Poets Zine.

Accepts poetry submissions via email, address is geenunn@yahoo.com.au  Include poem(s) within body of email.

Single Copy is $5.00 USD (I don't know pound conversion). Make checks payable to Graham Nunn. Write to 86 Hawkwood St., Brisbane QLD 4122 Australia.

The turnaround time is really quick, about two weeks. Prefers  short pieces.

Spindrift, PO Box 575, Marrickville, NSW 2204
Bill Collis, Neil Collis, Eds.
In suspension
Studio, 727 Peel Street, Albury, NSW 2640
Editor: Paul Grover
Phone: 02-6021-1135 FAX: 02-6021-1135 E-mail: pgrover@bigpond.com
Subscription: AAUS$30/annual, AAUS$60/2 years. Christian writing
Stylus Poetry Magazine
Literary poetry magazine - Editor - Rosanna Licari
feature contemporary verse, Japanese forms, Reviews, and Interviews
www.styluspoetryjournal.com
SWYNTAX  Internal Mail Bag 45, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, Hawthorne, VIC  3122.

Editor: Olga Pavlinova

 
The Tablet
PO Box 270, Darlinghurst, NSW   2282
Editor: Robyn Soper
 
Tamba
230 Old Dookie Road, Shepparton, VIC   3630
Phone:  03-5821-6663
Annual    circulation: ~300
Payment:  copy
Rights:  One-Time First Exclusive Use in Australia
Subscription:  $15/yr, to Goulburn Valley Writers Group Inc.
Tears in the Fence
8 Clay Gully Court, Bendigo, VIC   3550
Payment: 1 cc
Rights:  One-Time Exclusive First Use, Australia & UK
Editor: Lorraine Marwood (for Australian submissions)
Subscription: $11/issue
Comment: Functionally a UK magazine with a large Australian component, published high quality work from both countries.
Tirra Lirra Phoebe Publishing, PO Box 305, Mt. Evelyn, VIC 3796
Editors: Eva Windisch, Julian Spencer
Phone: 03-9736-1377 E-mail: phoebus@netlink.com.au
Subscription: AUS$42/yr, cheque to Phoebe Publishing. Excellent response times, though always with an expensive offer to critique. Pays in cc's.

Unsure of current status - contact before submitting.

Touchdown – The School Magazine PO Box 1928, Macquarie Centre, NSW 2113
Editor: Jonathan Shaw
Monthly, February through November. Circulation: 50,000. Payment: AUS$35 through AUS$150. Subscription: ~$11/yr + p&h
Ultimate Ceasefire 3 Gordon Court East Rosanna, VIC 3084
Editor: “The Editors”
Poetry, prose fiction, b/w phot & art.
venn diagram PO box 1297, North Fitzroy, VIC 3069
Editor: Carlie Lazar
Phone: 03-9482-1603
Annual
Verandah C/- B.A.S, Deakin University, Deakin University 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, VIC 3125
Editor: “The Editors”
FAX: 03-9244-6755
Subscription: AAUS$10/issue + AAUS$3 postage. Annual, deadline ~ April. May allow simultaneous submissions. Pays in cc's.
Vernacular PO Box 598, Torrensville Plaza, SA 5031
Editors: Mark Garnett & Michael Groft
Phone: 08-8443-8001 or 08-8443-8675 E-mail: vernacularlit.hotmail.com
Pays. Subscription: AUS$14/yr

***May have stopped publishing***

Verso, PO Box 5532, West End, QLD, 4101.
Editors: “The Editors”
A young writers page in the monthly magazine Time Off. Accepts submissions from ages 13-26, to 40 lines (prose to 400 words). Accepts e-mail submissions at editors@by-blueprint.com.

*Site taken by bad advertising* Unsure of status.

Voiceworks  Express Media, 1st Floor, Meat Market Arts House, 42 Courtney Street, North Melbourne, VIC  3051.

Phone:  03-9326-8367  FAX:  03-9326-8076

Editor: Kelly Chandler
Phone: 03-9416-3305 Fax: 03-9418-3365 E-mail: info@expressmedia.org.au

Accepts work only from those under 25 y/o. Pays AUS$60/poem. Subscription: AUS$27.50/yr, cheque to Express Media
Wagtail Picaro Press, PO Box 853, Warners Bay, NSW 2282
Editor: Rob Riel. Phone: 02-4965-9868 E-mail: jandr@hunterlink.net.au
Subscription AAUS$26/year (11 issues), AAUS$16/6 months, AAUS$3/each, postage and GST incl. Payment: 25% royalty — each issue features a single poet. Please query before submitting.
W/Edge, attn: The Editors, Faculty of Humanities, UWS (Nepean), PO Box 10, Kingswood, NSW, 2747 Published twice annually, pays in cc's.
Westerly
English, Communication and Cultural Studies
University of Western Australia, Crawley,  WA 6009
Editors: Prose, Brenda Walker; Poetry, Mark Reid
Phone: 08-9830-2101 FAX: 08-9380-1030 E-mail: westerly@cyllene.uwa.edu.au  Circulation: ~1200. Subscription: AAUS$22.95/yr, AAUS$40/2 yrs, AAUS$10/e-mail.
Prestigious, hard to get into. Pays AUS$40 per poem minimum
Woorilla Woorilla Farm, 255 Macclesfield Rd, Avonsleigh, VIC 3782. FAX: 03-5968-4291
Editor: Maria Millers
Pays in cc's.
Yellow Moon
PO Box 37, Pearl Beach, NSW, 2256
E-mail: editor@yellowmoon.info
URL: www.yellowmoon.info
biannual - circulation: 300
Payment: nil, but some prize money each issue.
Rights: One-time Exclusive First Use in Australia
Editor: Beverly George
Subscription: $20, to Yellow Moon
Dedicated to haiku and related forms, strong international focus, sponsors several competitions. 
Yuanxiang (otherland) Literary Journal P.O.Box 200, Kingsbury, 3083, Victoria. English-Chinese journal.
Email: youyang@bigpond.net.au or ouyangyu@hotmail.com Phone: 61 3 9467 8169 Fax: 61 3 9467 8169 Mobile: 61 419 340 564

Editor: Ouyang Yu
Price (Individual and postage included): USA and Canada: AAUS$11.50; Australia and New Zealand: AAUS$11.50; Europe: Euro. AAUS$11.50; Singapore: AAUS$11.50; GST inclusive.