Growing Up in Country Australia: Call for Submissions

Friday, January 22, 2021 (All day)

Growing Up in Country Australia: Call for submissions

A new anthology in the Growing Up series is coming in 2022.


Black Inc. is pleased to announce that submissions are open for Growing Up in Country Australia, a new anthology, edited by Rick Morton, which will explore the diverse experiences of Australians growing up outside cities and large regional centres.

We are looking for non-fiction pieces that deal with any aspect of growing up in rural Australia – in all its vast diversity. We encourage submissions from First Nations writers, writers of colour, writers with a disability and writers with a migrant background. 

Submissions can be in any manner, tone or style, but should not be academic or scholarly. They should be written in first-person and be honest accounts of lived experience – positive, negative or anything in between. 

Editor Rick Morton says: ‘I think anyone who has spent formative years in the country has a secret. It might be a good one, or a dark one, and in most cases it resembles nothing of our national myth. I want to know what your secret is.’

Submissions should be between 1000 and 4000 words, and must be received by 5pm on Friday, 22 January 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

Please email submissions to


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