Submissions are now open for the 2019 Fiction Edition of The Big Issue

7 February 2019 Katherine Smyrk

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Fiction Edition of The Big Issue

Submissions are now open for The Big Issue Fiction Edition 2019!

You could be a part of one of the biggest-selling fiction magazines in Australia. All you have to do is start writing – and send us your story!

This exciting bumper edition, returning for its 15th year, will feature work from some of Australia's most-loved writers, as well as a collection of open submissions.

Previous editions have featured work from writers like John Marsden, Matthew Reilly, Jane Harper, Tony Birch, Melanie Cheng, Christos Tsiolkas, Graeme Simsion, Maxine Beneba Clarke and AS Patric – to name a few.

We are looking for stories covering all genres – comedy, love stories, sci-fi, heartwarmers, crime stories and everything in between. Don't be afraid to try something a bit different. 


Submission details


Entry is FREE, and every author published is paid $500. 

Stories should be between 300 and 3000 words. 

Stories must be previously unpublished.

Submissions are limited to one story per person.

Your name, email address and phone number MUST be included on a removable coversheet.


To enter, send two printed (not electronic) copies of your entry to:

Fiction Edition

The Big Issue

GPO Box 4911

Melbourne 3001


Entries close Wednesday 1 May, 2019