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.



  • Oct–Nov: Emerging writers' special (What is to emerge exactly?, Have you just 'emerged'?, Have you been emerging for 10, 20, 30 etc years?, The GMW Emerging Writers Prize winners) – deadline 27 Aug
  • Dec-Jan: Writing each other (Own Voices movement, cultural appropriation, should we write outside our experiences?) – deadline 27 Oct


  • Feb–March: Writing for kids/YA – deadline 30 Dec
  • April–May: Writing place – deadline 27 Feb

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.


Publication rates

Member submissions – $75–$125

Commissions – $150–$250

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