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Island Magazine: Fiction Submissions

Date: Mon November 1 2021 12:00 am to Wed December 8 2021 11:59 pm


Island is a premium Australian literary magazine of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and arts features. Island considers submissions from residents of Australia, New Zealand, our Pacific neighbours and Australians living abroad.    

There is no fee to submit, and you do not need to be a subscriber. However, if your work is selected and you are not already a subscriber, your total payment will be less the cost of a 4-issue subscription. For background information on our fee policy see here.


Fiction — for print


Although we are not strict about the length of works, we tend not to publish flash fiction or microfiction in print very often. This doesn’t mean you can’t submit very short works – just be aware that this is not our staple. In terms of upper limits, we are less likely to publish works longer than 5000 words. Again, this is a general guideline, we do not have a formal cut-off.




Submissions are now open and will close at midnight on 8 December 2021.

Submissions are via Submittable only. Your work must be attached as a text document (acceptable file types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf). Please format using a minimum of 1.5 line spacing to make reading easier for our editors. 

Please only submit one story – your best!

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.



Island pays between 10 and 20 cents per word for works selected for print. Fees are less the cost of a 4-issue subscription, if you are not a current subscriber (as explained above). Final payment is subject to funding outcomes, and will be discussed further with you if your work is selected. 



For more information and submissions, visit Island’s submittable at: www.island.submittable.com/submit/b1c3e361-ce36-47a6-b032-0ac66e209bc7/island-fiction-print-2022.

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