There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Meanjin welcomes submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers only at this time, for the First Nations edition guest-edited by Eugenia Flynn and Bridget Caldwell-Bright.

Meanjin is committed to publishing the best new Australian writing. We strongly encourage submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and racially marginalised people, and people with disability.

Please note that Meanjin only considers work by Australian writers and artists. This includes Australian writers currently based outside of Australia. (We don’t define ‘Australian’ formally as citizenship.)

Submissions need not be in English. If submitting a piece that’s partly or wholly in a language other than English, please provide a translation.

All work and translation published online or in print is paid on publication.

Each author retains the copyright to their own work while Meanjin holds copyright to the collection. Rights and other details are outlined in authors’ contracts.

About Meanjin

Meanjin was established in 1940 in Brisbane by Founding Editor Clem Christesen. The name, pronounced mee-AN-jin, is the word in the Turrbal language for the finger of land on which central Brisbane sits. Based in Melbourne from 1945, Meanjin has since been edited by Jim Davidson, Judith Brett, Jenny Lee, Christina Thompson, Stephanie Holt, Ian Britain, Sophie Cunningham, Sally Heath, Zora Sanders and Jonathan Green, plus guest editors Gwilym Croucher, Glyn Davis and Hilary McPhee. From 2023, Meanjin’s Editor is Esther Anatolitis.

We publish Australian fiction, essays, poetry, memoir, critique, reviews and experiments.

Submit or pitch

To submit your work when submissions are open, please select SUBMIT next to the appropriate form below. 

We accept online submissions only; we do not accept hardcopy submissions. (Please don’t send us your work by post – we won’t be able to consider it, nor return it.)

To submit a pitch when submissions are open, please select PITCH and offer a brief outline of what you have in mind.