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.
Submissions are now open for The Victorian Writer for 2023. Please see below for the 2023 themes and submission periods.
Winter edition (June - August)
Submission deadline: Friday 24 March 2023.
Spring edition (September - November)
Submission deadline: Tuesday 6 June 2023.
Summer edition (December 2023 - February 2024)
Submission deadline: Monday 4 September 2023.
We publish poems ($70), and articles/writing of 600 words ($100) and 1200 words ($200) in the print edition with particular interest in the craft of writing and the writing life.
If you would like to be considered for print publication, please submit either:
- Your article, or a 100-word pitch with your article idea;
- Your poem/s;
- Your short fiction or non-fiction.
Also include a short author bio (and an example of your work if you haven’t been published with us before) by the issue’s deadline date.
All submissions are to be made via Submittable.
We particularly encourage member contributions and member pitches will be considered for both print and online publication. Extracts from member publications including fiction and memoir can also be submitted.
If you are successful in your pitch, our commissioning editor will be in touch regarding the article, licence agreements and final copy deadlines.
Please note, online article fees will be negotiated with the Writers Victoria team and there are no fees payable for book extracts or promotional material.
While we aim to publish as much as we can and support writers, we receive many more submissions than we can place, and can’t provide feedback on all pitches. But don’t be deterred! Keep submitting for following editions.