Fiction Submissions Now Open!

4 March 2020 Magazine

Fiction Submissions Now Open!

Submissions are now open for the 16th annual The Big Issue Fiction Edition.

You could be part of the biggest-selling fiction magazine in Australia – just start writing, and send us your story! This special edition 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 Jane Harper, Tony Birch, Matthew Reilly, Melanie Cheng, Christos Tsiolkas, John Marsden, Graeme Simsion, Maxine Beneba Clarke and Paulo Coelho.

We are looking for stories covering all genres – comedy, love stories, sci-fi, 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Stories must be previously unpublished.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, as the stories are judged blind.

To enter, email your story to

Or via post, send two printed copies of your entry to:
Fiction Edition
The Big Issue
GPO Box 4911
Melbourne 3001

Entries close 11:59pm AEST Monday 1 June, 2020

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