Australian Literary Journals

  • Australian Book Review is Australia’s leading literary review and publishes articles, reviews, commentaries, essays, and new writing.
  • Griffith Review aims to be “Australia’s best conversation” by publishing good writing and promoting public debate.
  • HEAT is an Australian international literary magazine. First published in 1996 it offers poetry and fiction, essays and reviews, art and photography.
  • Island is a literary quarterly that publishes the very best contemporary writing – fiction, essays, memoir and poetry.
  • LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) publishes fiction and poetry, as well as criticism and reviews of regional, national and international interest in the areas of literature, media/cinema and culture.
  • Meanijin is the second oldest literary magazine in Australia. Founded in Brisbane in 1940 it continues to publish commentary on literature and the arts, as well as social issues.
  • Overland is the most radical of Australia’s long-standing literary and cultural magazines and publishes features, fiction, poetry, reviews, comment, artwork and opinion pieces.
  • Southerly Journal is Australia’s oldest literary journal, founded in 1932 and publishes a wide range of poetry, fiction, critical essays and commentaries.

Australian Online Literary Journals

  • Australian Poetry Review is a collection of poetry reviews written each month by Dr Martin Duwell, a Senior Lecturer in Australian Studies and Poetics at the University of Queensland.
  • Cordite Poetry Review is an online poetry journal published three times a year and is dedicated to showing off new and established Australian poets to the world.
  • Long Paddock is the online component of Southerly Journal and provides significant supplementary material for Southerly on an issue-by-issue basis.
  • Mascara Literary Review A bi-annual literary journal founded in 2007, Mascara is particularly interested in the work of contemporary Asian, Australian and Indigenous writers.
  • TEXT is a journal of writing and writing courses published twice yearly.

International Literary Journals

  • Granta is a magazine of new writing, with both writers and readers drawn from the around the world.
  • Literary Review is an English journal with reviews of new books in history, politics, travel, biography and fiction. It boasts of contributors who are irreverent, accomplished and amusing.