Commonwealth Now

Is the Commonwealth of Nations a legacy of another age? In Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, writers from around the world explore the contemporary experience of Commonwealth citizens – confronting new challenges, reconciling the past, creating a sustainable and equitable future, settling scores and opening new exchanges.

Not all bad

'We need to kill the lie that homophobia is a "white people problem" that was introduced by our colonial oppressors, particularly the British as they grew their Empire and established the Commonwealth. Unless we, in Asia, take responsibility for our own homophobia, we are not going to move forwards.'

In 'Not all bad: Reflections of a militant Asian', an online exclusive for Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, Nury Vittachi investigates the claim that homophobia in Asia is a recent, colonial introduction.


House of Rainbow

'This is the world’s harshest anti-gay law outside of Islamic sharia: there are mandatory sentences of fourteen years for any kind of "homosexual behaviour", and you can be prosecuted for not turning in a gay neighbour, friend or family member.'

To mark the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Mark Gevisser's contribution to Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, 'House of Rainbow: LGBT rights balanced on the pink line', is unlocked now for a limited time.

Submissions open – Griffith Review 61: Who We Are

Submissions are now open for Griffith Review 61: Who We Are (30 July 2018). Co-edited by Peter Mares, this edition will give voice to the changing reality of Australian 'identity', explore the big issues of belonging, citizenship and participation, and tease out how contemporary Australia might evolve.

Deadline for complete submissions is 1 March 2018visit our Submittable page for more information and to submit.

Submissions open – The Novella Project VI

Griffith Review's sixth novella project is now open to submissions of fiction and creative non-fiction addressing the theme of love and equality. With the support of the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, at least five of the best entries will be published in Griffith Review 62: All Things Equal – The Novella Project VI (29 October 2018).

Deadline for submissions is 21 May 2018click here for more information.

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