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Call for Submissions: Authora Australis, ‘Red’

Date: Sun October 25 2020 12:00 am to Sun October 25 2020 11:59 pm

Call for submissions for Issue 2: Red

Red is the archetypal colour, the first colour humans mastered, fabricated, reproduced, and broke down into different shades, first in painting and later in dyeing. This has given it primacy over all other colours through the millennia. – Michel Pastoureau

Rich in symbolism from sunrise to sunset, we’re sure the theme of “red” will provoke some stunning contributions to our second issue across poetry, short fiction, and visual art.

We encourage you to weave this theme into your work in whatever way you choose. Think redheads, bloodspatter, and revenge. Leftism and lipstick on a London bus. Picnic baskets for grandma. A crimson desert. The red planet. Fireworks and sunsets. A glass of wine at Christmas. And all the colours, objects, politics and ideas that red contrasts with. 

Whatever it is, make it rich, enjoyable, and as all-consuming as this most complex of primary colours.

Submissions are due by midnight AEST, October 25, 2020.

Please make sure you read the guidelines carefully before submission, and read past issues. 

To submit, visit: https://www.authora.net/submitissue2


Authora Australis is a new literary journal, focused on good quality, accessible writing that inspires, entertains, transforms and illuminates. We are interested in poetry and fiction from every genre, especially when it is grounded in everyday experience. 

We are interested in writing that moves beyond tired cultural tropes or conventional escapism.

We seek that magical quality that connects the ordinary and extraordinary, and demonstrates the beauty, warmth, humour and excitement of everyday existence in fresh ways that span the real and the fantastical. 

The journal is committed to equity and openness, and as such, all submissions are subject to blind review. While we are based in Australia, we encourage and welcome writing from around the world.

We are aiming in the first instance to have two themed editions per year. 


For more information, visit: https://www.authora.net/

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