Westerly publishes short stories, poetry, memoir and creative nonfiction, essays and literary criticism.
Westerly 62.1 (our coming November issue) will be a special print issue featuring writing that engages with the connections between Australia and the Asia and Indian Ocean region, in any genre and from any perspective.
This continues Westerly‘s past engagement with Asia and the Indian Ocean, examples of which can be found here. We encourage both Australian and international authors to submit work according to this theme. We recommend you read the full details before submitting to ensure your work aligns with the brief.
All academic work submitted is subject to a double-blind refereeing process, and all creative work is selected through a single-blind reading by the independent poetry and prose editors.
We expect our contributors to be subscribers of the Magazine. While we will accept submissions from non-subscribers, should your work be accepted for publication in this instance, you will be asked to accept a subscription to the Magazine as part payment for your work.
Poetry: maximum of five poems, with maximum 50 lines each
Fiction and creative nonfiction: maximum 3500 words
Essays: maximum 5000 words
Reviews: between 500-700 words, to be published online or in print
Westerly will endeavour to give brief feedback on submissions on request.
Read everything above carefully? Submit online here.
Westerly also facilitates an annual Writers’ Development Program offering support to emerging writers, and aiding them in developing work for publication in Westerly. Further details are available here.