Island Magazine

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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN UNTIL 11.59PM AEST 31 DECEMBER 2017.

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Island welcomes submissions of nonfiction, fiction and poetry. You do not need to be a subscriber to submit.

However, we believe that writers ought to be the first readers of the literary magazines in which they publish their work. For this reason, if you are not already a subscriber when your work is accepted for publication, your contributor's fee package will include an annual subscription. 

For a small literary magazine, this is a necessary step in a long-term strategy to build circulation. This, in turn, will allow us to increase the amount we can afford to pay our writers. 

As part of a project supported by the Australia Council for the ArtsCopyright Council Cultural Fund and fundraising initiatives, Island are currently paying rates based on those recommended by the Australian Society of Authors. This project recognises the value of writers' work and financially remunerates writers appropriately for the time and effort involved in their contribution. To ensure this project can continue beyond four issues, increased income via sales, subscriptions and donations is essential.  

Donations can be made here. To get an idea of what kind of content we publish, you can purchase back issues here or better yet, subscribe here to receive the latest issue.

For more information on our contributor fee policy, see here.

Please include a 50-word bio with your submission. If successful, you will have the opportunity to amend this bio at the time of publication.