Submissions

Griffith Review is designed to foster and inform public debate and to provide a bridge between the expertise of specialists and the curiosity of readers. We wish to give writers the space to explore issues at greater length, with more time for reflection than is possible under the relentless pressure of daily events. Our aim is to provide the opportunity for established and emerging writers, thinkers and artists to tease out complexity and contradiction and propose new ways of thinking and seeing. Check out our writers' guidelines for further information.

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Future editions

The Novella Project VII
Edited by Ashley Hay
Submissions now closed
Winners announced: May 2019
Publication date: 4 November 2019

Boasting a prize pool of $25,000 to be shared equally among winners, The Novella Project VII is one of the richest novella competitions in the world.

Winning entries will be selected by a panel of expert judges and will feature in Griffith Review 66: The Novella Project VII, which will be published in early November.

The Novella Project VII is supported by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund.

 

Griffith Review 66: The Light Ascending – The Novella Project VII
Edited by Ashley Hay
Submissions close: Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Publication date: 4 November 2019
Submit here.

Griffith Review invites submissions of poetry responding to the title of the seventh annual novella competition, The Light Ascending.

Successful work will be published in Griffith Review 66: The Light Ascending, which will include the winners of The Novella Project VII and new work from a selection of Australian writers.

Complete poetry submissions only.

 


2020 – A Year of Transformations

In 2020, in a world where incessant change has become the new normal, Griffith Review focuses on the phenomenon of transformation, from the processes that are reshaping the institutional and the geopolitical to the repercussions felt at the most personal and intimate of levels. Interrogating metamorphosis, conversion and adaptation, our editions set out to explore the differing experiences of a world in flux, a world where everything is in play.

Four times a year, Griffith Review provides a new perspective on some of the most fascinating issues of the day, featuring different voices every time. We seek submissions of essays and creative non-fiction, reportage, fiction, poetry, memoir and picture stories that address this year of change.

Follow the links below to learn more about all four editions of Griffith Review in 2020.

Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust
Edited by Ashley Hay
Submissions close: 1 September 2019
Publication date: 28 January 2020
Open now – submit here.

Griffith Review 68: Getting On
Edited by Ashley Hay
Submissions open: 1 September 2019
Submissions close: 1 November 2019
Publication date: 28 April 2020

Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange
Edited by Ashley Hay and Natasha Cica
Submissions open: 2 January 2020
Submissions close: 2 March 2020
Publication date: 28 July 2020

Griffith Review 70: Generosities of Spirit – The Novella Project VII
Edited by Ashley Hay
Submissions open: 2 December 2019
Submissions close: 31 May 2020
Publication date: 28 October 2020

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