Meanjin was founded in Brisbane by 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) in 1940.Currently based in Melbourne, we are committed to publishing the best new Australian writing.*

We publish Australian fiction, essays, long-form journalism, poetry, memoir, interviews, and much else besides.

Each author owns the copyright to their own work while Meanjin holds copyright to the collection. All authors we publish are sent a detailed contract.


*Meanjin accepts submissions from Australian writers living outside of Australia.

Ends on June 11, 2019$2.00

Fiction pieces should be approximately 2,000 to 4,000 words long. 

 For a sense of the kind of writing we publish in 'Fiction' visit our website.

We are happy to consider simultaneous submissions.

Please note that we are currently only publishing work by Australian writers. 

Ends on June 18, 2019
Poetry Submissions

Please submit up to three poems per submission. Poems for consideration (including translations in English) must be unpublished and not have appeared elsewhere (including websites and personal blogs). 

Poems must be ready for publication on submission.

Please note we are currently only accepting submissions from Australian poets.