Literary Journals in Australia

Creative Australia,
18 April 2024, Australia

Literary journals and magazines – and the small publishers and independent literary organisations that produce them – are key components of Australia’s literary landscape. They offer platforms for writers and creative workers to develop their skills, to encounter peers and audiences, and to build their careers. Through literary journals, audiences in Australia and around the world encounter new work, new ideas, new writers, and new forms of practice.   

Literary Journals in Australia provides insights into how literary journals function as organisations and investigates potential operational models, mechanisms and support structures that may enable sustainability and continued productivity in the coming decades.   

This work was conducted by Catriona Menzies-Pike from Western Sydney University and Samuel Ryan from the University of Tasmania, supported by funding from Creative Australia (previously known as Australia Council for the Arts)