15 Australian Publications To Submit Your Writing To

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This is a list of Australia-based sites and publications that accept pitches, guest posts and submissions from bloggers and freelance writers. Many of them accept submissions from writers worldwide.

15 Australian Publications To Submit Your Writing To - Beyond Your Blog Guest Post By Ruth Dawkins

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Mamamia: It’s the largest independent women’s website in Australia, covering news, opinion, social commentary, political analysis, style, relationships, parenting, beauty and healthy, great videos, clever podcasts, and deeply personal stories. They have a reach of around four million Australians a month. (PAID)

Sample Article: My parenting moment was difficult to write about, but every mother will relate.



Essential Kids: Australia’s largest resource and community for parents of young children, from pre-schoolers to primary and high school age. (PAID)

Sample Article: 10 Things Parents Can Say Goodbye to After Primary School



Essential Baby: The sister site of Essential Kids, offering advice and shared experiences throughout conception, pregnancy and birth, as well as from parents of younger babies and toddlers. (PAID)

Sample Article: 6 Ways to Mentally Prepare Yourself for Parenting



The Motherish: A parenting-specific site from the Mamamia Women’s Network, dealing with all stages from pregnancy to teens. (PAID)

Sample Article: I yell at my kids. Am I meant to be ashamed of that too?



Feminism and Politics

Scum: This publication describes itself as an online literary magazine for feminists, deviants, slackers, and fiends. Scum is interested in publishing feminist-friendly work of any variety, but as a general rule your piece should be under 1000 words. (PAID)

Sample Article: House Fire



Lip Mag: Australia’s independent, alternative, young women’s magazine, full of honesty, variety and real life.  (UNPAID)

Sample Article: The Feminist Vote: Clinton vs Sanders



Feminartsy: An online feminist literature and arts journal, Feminartsy showcases some of the best writing and art talent in Australia and beyond, all through a feminist lens. New content is added weekly, including memoir, essays, fiction, photo essays, and art spreads. (PAID)

Sample Article: Farewell to a friend: the emotional act of decluttering



Transgression: This is an online current affairs, opinion & cultural magazine that publishes features, investigative pieces and personal essays. (PAYMENT UNKNOWN)

Sample Article: Returning Fire: Life of a Cop



Lifestyle and Culture

Blog Chicks: A directory of over 4000 Australian women bloggers, Blog Chicks offers tips and advice for getting the most out of your blog. They accept guest post submissions on blogging related topics. (UNPAID)

Sample Article: How to find royalty free images for your blog



Junkee:  – They describe themselves as Australia’s smartest and most original pop culture title. From movies to politics, TV to tech and everything in-between, Junkee covers a broad spectrum of topics from the things that really matter to the things that don’t. (PAYMENT UNKNOWN)

Sample Article: Three Fascinating Ways the Internet Has Changed the Way we Dance

SUBMIT: hello@junkee.com


Stereo Stories:  Stereo Stories is a Melbourne-based website that publishes well-written, evocative, concise stories about songs. You’re welcome to write about all sorts of songs, including songs that are already on the site. You can send a story or you can send an idea, just a few sentences. Either way, they’ll get back to you.

Please include song title, a place and a time at the top of the story and, if possible, a link to a film clip of the song at the end of the story. Up to 800 words. (UNPAID)

Sample Article:  Everybody wants to rule the world, by Tears for Fears



Books and Literary Journals

Writers Bloc: An online writing community providing publishing advice and opportunities, Writers Bloc runs several regular columns that they accept submissions for including Writers other jobs, Literary cities and The Book That… (PAID)

Sample Article: The book that I had to read again



Overland: Overland is a quarterly print journal (publishing essays, stories and poetry) and an online magazine, publishing non-fiction articles each week day. Overland also occasionally publishes special online editions of fiction and poetry. They update their pitch page weekly, with specific calls for topics they’d like writers to cover. (PAID)

Sample Article: On Art as Therapy



Kill Your Darlings: A lively cultural publication – online and in print – Kill Your Darlings accepts submissions of original writing (commentary, essays, reviews, and interviews) from anyone. Fiction submissions are only accepted from KYD subscribers. (PAID)

Sample Article: Love and let live: how killing queer characters punishes viewers



The Lifted Brow: This publication describes itself as a quarterly print attack magazine from Australia and the world, publishing literature, visual art, and things in-between. (PAID)

Sample Article: 35,000 Pieces of Converted Culture



15 Australian Publications To Submit Your Writing To - Beyond Your Blog Guest Post - Ruth Dawkins

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Ruth Dawkins

Ruth Dawkins is a writer who comes from a tiny island in the north of Scotland. Two years ago she moved to Tasmania, where the cold winters, beautiful light and generous measures of whisky make her feel very much at home. She blogs as https://dorkymum.wordpress.com/