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Literary Magazine






Quadrant is published ten times a year. Each year we publish more than 200 articles, 200 poems, 70 book reviews, 20 short stories and 75 letters to the editor. It retains its founding bias towards cultural freedom, anti-totalitarianism and classical liberalism.

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  • 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 - 5000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: AU$ per piece

Short fiction

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 5000

Payment: AU$ per piece

Non-Fiction Articles


Payment: AU$ per piece

from a few lines to several pages


Max words: 800

Max words: 2000

Payment: AU$ per piece

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Send Word attachments. Ensure that your name is at the head or foot of each poem or story. Quadrant does not normally publish footnotes with articles. Please keep references to a minimum but, where necessary, embed them in the text itself. In some cases, we will publish an article with footnotes intact not in the printed magazine but in the Quadrant Online version.

  • Author's rights

    By submitting a work to Quadrant you licence us to publish it in Quadrant Magazine and Quadrant Online.

  • Additional info

    All contributions should be accompanied by either an ABN number (and GST Status) or a Statement by a Supplier. Failure to do this may result in 48.5 per cent of any payment being withheld for remittance to the Australian Taxation Office. Overseas contributors are exempt from this requirement.

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Total submissions tracked

8 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

18 days

Slowest response time

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Quadrant is published ten times a year, monthly, except for combined issues in January-February and July-August. Each year we publish more than 200 articles, 200 poems, 70 book reviews, 20 short stories and 75 letters to the editor. Quadrant accepts unsolicited, previously unpublished articles that...

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