Griffith Review is looking for original submissions of fiction and creative non-fiction from 3,500 words up to 5,000 words. You can write to any theme you like – but we want new ideas, fresh voices and bold perspectives. We’re looking for work that commands our attention.
Griffith Review has a long history of discovering and supporting early-career writers. We have a long and distinguished track record of nurturing new voices, publishing creative thinkers and supporting our writers to establish enduring industry connections.
Up to five winning entries will be selected by our judges Barry Scott (Transit Lounge), Catherine Milne (HarperCollins) and Maxine Beneba Clarke as well as Griffith Review editorial staff. The winners will share a prize pool of $25,000 and have their work published in Griffith Review 78 (November 2022).
For the purposes of this competition, we’re defining ’emerging’ as writers ranging from previously unpublished through to those with a maximum of one published book (fiction or non-fiction).
Entry fees are $25 for non-subscribers, $15 for current subscribers and free for Griffith Review Contributors Circle members. The entry fee entitles you to a complimentary digital edition of Griffith Review 78.
Winners will be announced in July 2022.
Griffith Review gratefully acknowledges the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund for this initiative.
Submissions close: Friday 18 March 2022, 11.59 PM AEST.
Publication date: November 2022.