The Victorian Writer




‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine is a valuable resource for Writers Victoria members and aspiring writers across Australia. 'The Victorian Writer' is published every three months, and is sent to our members as part of their membership, either in print or digital format.

Here’s what you can expect in ‘The Victorian Writer’...
  • news and views from the writing world
  • in-depth articles on all aspects of writing and publishing
  • information on what’s going on at Writers Victoria
  • new fiction from Writers Victoria members

Subscribe or become a Writers Victoria member to receive the magazine.

Flick through a sample issue of ‘The Victorian Writer’.

Members can view content from previous issues in our digital archive.


Submit to The Victorian Writer

Writers Victoria’s in-house print magazine, ‘The Victorian Writer’, welcomes submissions from writers in all genres. All pitches and submissions go through an editorial committee in the first instance.

If you would like to be considered for print publication, please submit a 100-word pitch with your article idea or poem, a short author bio (and an example of your work if you haven’t been published with us before) to Submittable by the issue’s deadline date. All submissions are to be made via Submittable and will not be considered if sent via email or post.

If you are successful in your pitch, the editor of ‘The Victorian Writer’ will be in touch regarding the article, licence agreements and final copy deadlines.

We strongly advise you to read the most recent issues of ‘The Victorian Writer’ to acquaint yourself with the kinds of articles we publish.

We publish poems ($70), and articles of 600 words ($100) and 1200 words ($200) in the print edition with particular interest in the craft of writing and the writing life.

We particularly encourage member contributions and member pitches will be considered for both print and online publication. Extracts from member publications including fiction and memoir can also be submitted.

Please note, online article fees will be negotiated with the Writers Victoria team and there are no fees payable for book extracts or promotional material.

Paid commissions are also periodically available through grant funding and donations for writers with disability and writers of colour. Keep an eye on our newsletter and our TwitterFacebook and Instagram feeds for more information.

While we aim to publish as much as we can and support writers, we receive many more submissions than we can place, and can’t provide feedback on all pitches. But don’t be deterred! Keep submitting for following editions.


2022 Edition Themes

  • March – May 2022  (Autumn edition): Flicker. Submissions now closed.
  • June – August 2022 (Winter edition): Dusk. Submissions close: 4 February 2022. 
  • September – November 2022 (Spring Edition): Tapestry. Submissions close: 6 May, 2022. 
  • December 2022 – February 2023 (Summer Edition): Unravel. Submissions close: 5 August, 2022. 
To make a submission to 'The Victorian Writer', visit WV's submittable portal.


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