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Literary Magazine







Australia's longest running science fiction and fantasy magazine.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    2-4 months*
    Editor reported data
    90 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Find more details in the Genres section


  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    After the publication you will also receive a free electronic copy of the issue containing your story.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction, Speculative

Payment: AU$ per piece

All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror that are of a “speculative” nature will be considered, but we do not want stories that are derivative in nature, particularly those based on TV series. We do not publish horror without a supernatural element. We don’t publish poetry or novel extracts. We don’t serialise longer works.

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: AU$ per piece

Articles between 500 and 2000 words of interest to readers and writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. These include humorous pieces, serious articles and interviews.


Max words: 500

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: AU$ per piece


Payment: AU$ per piece

Strong, vibrant colour cover art that draws attention to the magazine. Internal artwork is commissioned, but we will consider samples of your black and white work.


Max words: 500

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: AU$ per piece

See "Nonfiction".

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Creators from a specific location / ethnic group

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Submissions from Australian and New Zealand writers: 1 February – 30 September Submissions from anyone anywhere: 1 March – 31 March Aurealis pays between A$20 and A$60 per 1000 words, but assume the lower rate for unsolicited submissions. Minimum payment is A$20. You will also receive a free electronic copy of the issue containing your story. Our payment is A$75 for cover art, A$25 for black and white story illustrations, and A$10-15 for graphics. Payment is made soon after the publication of the issue with your work. Please only submit one story at a time. We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

90 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

14 days

Fastest response time

110 days

Slowest response time

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

90 days

12-month average response time

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    Dirk Strasser


    Editor Stephen Higgins avatar

    Stephen Higgins

    Editor / Publisher

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    Michael Pryor

    Editor / Publisher