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Westerly 25

About

Since 1956, Westerly has been publishing lively fiction and poetry as well as intelligent articles. The journal aims to generate interest in the literature and culture of Australia, particularly Western Australia, and its neighbouring regions in South-East Asia and the Indian Ocean. It is published at the Westerly Centre in English and Cultural Studies at the University, with assistance from the Western Australian State Government by an investment in the project through the Department of Culture and the Arts and by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Australia Established in 1956

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Australians, People in a specific region.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 31 August 2020 (17.1 days from now). 3
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism), Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review Review500 - 700 words.
Article ArticleUp to 5,000 words.
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 31 August 2020 (17.1 days from now). 2
Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 50 lines; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK OK No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Westerly Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2020
Last Checked: 29 Jul 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Apr 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Oct 2006

Before Submitting

We cannot guarantee that the information on this page is correct. It is not unusual for publications to evolve or close without notice. We do our best to keep up, but it isn't always possible. Just remember…

  • Always read the full guidelines provided by the publisher.
  • Try to read at least one previous publication to get a better idea of what the editor would like to see.
  • Unless the publisher's guidelines state otherwise, always use industry standard manuscript formatting.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient, and persistent.