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Literary Magazine





We’re a student run journal wanting to publish poetry, fiction, CNF and essays from around the world. Submissions should relate in some way to the theme of history— that theme can be tied as loosely or tightly to a piece as you want.

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  • Vibe:We're just chilling here
  • Response time:
    1 week*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • 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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 2000

Max pieces: 2

Sub Genres: , , , ,


Max pieces: 4

no more than 100 lines each

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    Please always include a short biography (100 words) with your submission.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Prose: All work should be double spaced and in twelve-point font. Please submit the file as a word document if possible. Poetry: Word, .pdf, .jpeg or .png. Please format in Times New Roman, 12 pt, single line spacing, left-justified – unless your piece requires its own specific formatting (see below). If your piece requires specific formatting (eg non-standard spacing, line breaks or justification), please submit it as a .pdf file only.

  • Author's rights

    By submitting work you: - grant to Swinburne a permanent, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to reproduce and communicate the Work to the public in Backstory - release Swinburne from any and all claims or causes of action which may be pursued in respect of, or arising from, any exploitation of the Work - agree to have the author’s name and a short biography of the author included in the online publication I warrant that I own the copyright in the Work described above. I warrant that I own all necessary rights to enter this agreement.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

35 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

21 days

Fastest response time

48 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

    All genres



Backstory is a Swinburne University journal open to all writers of history. We are interested in telling stories from the past, and in particular voices that may have been overlooked. We publish fiction, poetry, non-fiction, interviews, reviews, essays and academic articles. Stories do not have to c...

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