Writers Victoria supports and connects all types of writers at all stages of their writing careers. Find out more about our courses and workshops, magazine, mentorships or manuscript assessments, how we can provide inspiration, information or advice, or how to become part of a vibrant literary community as a member of Writers Victoria. 

Writers Victoria welcomes pitches and submissions to our in-house print magazine ‘The Victorian Writer’.

We strongly advise all who submit that they read the most recent issues of ‘The Victorian Writer’ to acquaint themselves with material the magazine has previously published, and check out our upcoming themes.


We are currently accepting submissions to the following issue/s:


  • Dec–Feb (Summer edition): Recovery – personal or planetary, pre- or post-pandemic; recovered memories/stories/culture/history; re-writing; rediscovered literary classics – deadline Mon 26 Oct 2020

Submission Guidelines

We accept non-fiction, articles and extracts of 800–1,600 words (1,200 words is ideal), with particular interest in the craft of writing and the writing life.

Submissions of fiction and memoir are open to Writers Victoria members only.

All submissions should include your name, contact information, as well as the title of your piece.

Please note, we do get many submissions and may not be able to respond with feedback in all instances.

Publication rates

  • Commissions: $150 (800 words) to $200 (up to 1,200 words)
  • Member submissions: $100 (800 words) to $150 (up to 1,200 words)
  • Poems: $50 (up to 50 lines) to $75 (up to 100 lines)

(Rates can vary depending on each issue's budget.)

Note that word length may be subject to editorial directives.

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