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Literary Magazine

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Nonfiction

Flash Nonfiction

Poetry

Hybrid

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Australia's most loved and longest-running literary magazine for children. Published by the NSW Department of Education since 1916.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    within 30 days*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    19 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0%*
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PaysYes

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • 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

    yes

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction

Sub Genres: Literary

Nonfiction - 2000 words max

Max words: 800

Max words: 2000

Payment: AU$ per piece

Soundly researched texts across traditional nonfiction, journalistic and creative nonfiction genres such as articles, procedural texts, reports, profiles, interviews, short features and nonfiction narratives.

Nonfiction

No specific limitations

Poetry

Max lines: 30

Payment: AU$ per piece

Poems can be in any contemporary or traditional genre. High-quality poetry that is dynamic, evocative and original is welcomed.

Hybrid

Payment: AU$ per piece

No specific limitations

Play

Payment: AU$ per piece

Plays should be easy-to-stage scripts for large groups of students to perform, although plays for smaller casts are also welcome. Generally a maximum of 1500 words (fewer for younger readers).

Comics

Payment: AU$ per piece

Comic serials must be: a single-page serial in ten parts. One-panel cartoons. We encourage the use of puns and wordplay to appeal to children, and we’ve found that the most successful cartoons have more ‘showing’ than ‘telling’.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Our readers are primary school children who respond well to texts that delight, intrigue, challenge and inspire them—texts written especially for them. Remember that our readers live in a multicultural, diverse society and that our magazines reflect this. Please note: at the moment we are looking for very short stories, plays and nonfiction. We especially require material for our younger readers (Countdown and Blast Off). Payment. We pay a repeat fee at half price, if a piece is reused in a printed version of the magazine. We pay $0.50c per word for fiction, articles and plays. We pay for poetry: 1-12 lines is $55; 13-24 lines is $105; 25-40 lines is $170, and over 40 lines is $230. Copies. We send two complimentary copies of the magazine to the authors of work in that magazine.

Tracker statistics

23

Total submissions tracked

19 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

2 days

Fastest response time

10 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 18 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

20 days

12-month average response time

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Founded

1916

Country

AU

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