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The Suburban Review

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The Suburban Review has supported emerging and established writers, artists, and editors since it was founded in 2013, through a publishing practice and a range of creative and professional development programs.

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  • Response time:  / 
    28 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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 2500

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: AU$ 125

2000-2500 words—no more than that! (payment $275) 1000-2000 words (payment $200)

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: AU$

500-1000 words (payment $150)

Nonfiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 2500

Payment: AU$

2000-2500 words—no more than that! (payment $275) 1000-2000 words (payment $200)

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 500

Max words: 1000

Payment: AU$

500-1000 words (payment $150)


Max pieces: 3

Payment: AU$

Suite of three poems—no more than that! (payment $275) Over 30 lines (payment $175) Under 30 lines (payment $125)


Payment: AU$

1 page illustration B&W or Colour (payment $100) 1 page cover art (payment $300)


Payment: AU$

2 page comic B&W or Colour (payment $200)

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    The Author grants to The Suburban Review Incorporated (Publisher: The Suburban Review) (and its successors and assigns) a non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free licence to exploit the Work, including to publish the Work in the Publisher’s publication and for any related or ancillary purpose to promote or advertise The Suburban Review, for a period of 5 years from the date of this deed in hard copy print media, and in perpetuity in all other media, whether now known or subsequently invented, throughout the world in all languages without restriction (Licence).

  • Additional info

    We only allow one submission per person (that means you need to choose if you want to submit fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, or art).

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

28 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

3 days

Fastest response time

50 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 67 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

29 days

12-month average response time

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Neither the ‘Melbourne’ nor the ‘Sydney’ Review, we celebrate work which might otherwise fall through the cracks of mainstream publishing: the weird, the experimental, the marginal, slantwise, and always-in-progress. We’ve also worked to build a platform and a home for under-represented and structur...

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