Aurealis 101

About

Aurealis is Australia’s most successful SF/fantasy magazine. Our aim when we released our first issue in September 1990 was to produce something that had never been produced before in Australia: a professional mass market SF/fantasy magazine. We’ve been doing that ever since. Before Aurealis there were hundreds of thousands of avid SF/fantasy readers in Australia, but the amount of Australian SF they were reading was miniscule. Now most of the major publishers in Australia have a local SF/fantasy list. Aurealis has provided a steady, reliable market for established writers, has launched dozens of new writers who are now becoming established, and in 1995 instituted the Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction. While our emphasis has been to increase the profile of Australian SF, we have always recognised the global nature of SF.

Aurealis
Important: During some submission periods, they only accept submissions from Australia and New Zealand.

Audience

Country of Publication

Open to a broad Audience. Australia

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 10 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror will be considered, but we do not want stories that are derivative in nature. We do not publish horror without a supernatural element.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2018 (71.7 days from now) through 30 September 2018. 0
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
F FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
H HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
S Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story2,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
S to P 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 No No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

We are interested in articles of interest to readers and writers of science fiction, fantasy and horror. These include humorous pieces, serious articles and interviews. We prefer non-fiction where some visuals are included.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2018 (71.7 days from now) through 30 September 2018. 0
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article500 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
S to P 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 No No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 February 2018 (71.7 days from now) through 30 September 2018. 0
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Illustration.
Art Styles:
Fantastical, Science fiction art.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
S to P Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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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.
  • For novel/collection publishers, it is standard to submit a cover letter, synopsis, and sample instead of the full manuscript. Do this unless otherwise instructed.
  • Include a SASE with all mailed submissions, queries, and requests for guidelines, unless the editor replies via or email or guidelines state otherwise.
  • Be professional, patient and persistent.

Dates

Last Updated:
27 Oct 2017
Date Added:
29 Jul 2005