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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.

Important: During some submission periods, they only accept submissions from Australians and New Zealanders.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Australia Established in 1990

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 10 x per year.

Fiction Open

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 We do not publish horror without a supernatural element.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:
Open to fiction submissions through 30 September 2024* (approx. 170 days from now). 6
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction 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 Story Short Story2,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 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 No No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Open

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:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 30 September 2024* (approx. 170 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Mainstream.
Topics:
Literature/Books (Theory/Analysis/Criticism, Writing, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Article Article500 - 2,000 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 No No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Visual Art Open

Dates:
Open to visual art submissions through 30 September 2024* (approx. 170 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
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
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (US$10-49 per piece) to Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No UnknownImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Feb 2024
Last Audited: 21 Nov 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 29 Jul 2005

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