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.




  • April–May: Writing place – deadline 27 Feb
  • June–July: Beginnings – how to begin, strong openings, new starts and more ... deadline 27 Apr
  • August–September: Community – how to find your writing people, value of community and more ... deadline 27 Jun
  • October–November: Birthday – this is WV's 30th birthday issue. 'Pearls' of wisdom, gems from the archive, Emerging Writers Prize and more ... deadline 27 Aug
  • December–January: TBA

Submission Guidelines

We accept non-fiction, articles and extracts up to 2000 words.

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.

To submit an article pitch or something you’ve already written, click here.

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


Publication rates

Member submissions – $75–$125

Commissions – $150–$250

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