Djed prioritises submissions from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, on whose land we live and work and whose sovereignty has never been ceded.
Send your pitches or submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that we’re currently only accepting submissions from Australian and/or Australia-based Bla(c)k and other POC creators.
This is important so we’re putting it first: work may be edited. Please don’t submit to Djed if you’re uncomfortable with being edited.
As a policy we believe in the importance of preserving an author’s voice and vision, but even the best writing needs tweaks here and there at a minimum and a full edit at a maximum. And we do expect best writing – we prefer to work on final, polished pieces, not second drafts. Rest assured! No major edits will be made without running them past the creator first.
We accept previously unpublished:
- short fiction
- narrative non-fiction/prose
- opinion/commentary pieces
- poetry (written or performed on video)
- visual art in any style.
No restrictions on subject matter, theme or style; whatever works for you works for us too. The important thing is to get creative! We’re looking for engaging, exciting, thoughtful, fun, beautiful, moving, intersectional, visceral… and a whole lot of adjectives besides.
NOTE: One piece per submission, please. Unless it’s poetry, in which case you can submit up to 3 poems in one submission. If you’ve sent in a submission and we haven’t gotten back to you about it yet, please hold off on sending any new pieces until we’ve replied.
Submissions should include:
- author name
- author pseudonym, if you prefer to publish under one
- title of work
- If you submit a non-written piece, please submit a transcript or description to go along with it.
- short author bio that includes author’s connection to colour or culture
- links to author’s personal blogs/sites if applicable
- hi-res author photo or image to put in place of photo if not comfortable using one (image permissions must be cleared to use).
<500 words: $50
500-1000 words: $75
>1000-1500 words: $100
>1500-3000 words: $150
If your text exceeds 3000 words, please discuss with a Djed editor before submitting.