StylusLit is an Australian, bi-annual online literary journal, which publishes poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, novel excerpts, interviews and reviews. Issues are published in March and September.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Jagera and the Turrbal.

The StylusLit Team

Poetry Editor and publisher:

Rosanna E. Licari was the publisher and founding editor of Stylus Poetry Journal from 2002 to 2010. She was also a co-director of the Queensland Poetry Festival from 2002 to 2003. She completed her Master in Philosophy in creative writing (poetry) at the University of Queensland. Her collection, An Absence of Saints won the Thomas Shapcott Prize, the Anne Elder Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Prize for Poetry, and was shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Prize. In 2015, she won the inaugural Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Poetry Prize for her poem, ‘The Wait’, and the inaugural 2021 AAALS (American Association of Australian Studies) Poetry Award for her poem, “Drifters’. Her work has appeared in various journals and anthologies including Australian Poetry Journal, e:ratio (USA), Island, Not Very Quiet, Quadrant, Verity La, Wild Court (UK), Shearsman (UK), and SOFTBLOW (Singapore) and Australian Prose Poetry anthology (MUP). 

Fiction and creative non-fiction editor:

Andrew Leggett is an Australian author and editor of poetry, fiction, interdisciplinary academic papers, reviews and songs. In addition to medical degrees and postgraduate qualifications in psychiatry and psychotherapy, he holds a masters degree in creative writing from University of Queensland and a PhD in creative writing from Griffith University. He edited the Australasian Journal of Psychotherapy from 2006-2011. He is the current prose editor of StylusLit. His third collection of poetry was recently accepted for publication by Ginninderra Press.

After five years as editor of the Fiction and Non-Fiction, Andrew Leggett will be leaving to find time to do more writing. StylusLit wishes Andrew all the best for his new adventure, and is very thankful for his tremendous contribution.

We are delighted to announce that the incoming editor is Gershon Maller. Issue 11 will be edited by both Andrew and Gershon, and in September 2022, Gershon will take the reins of the Fiction and Non-Fiction editorship.

Gershon Maller is a poet, editor of academic and literary texts, and a member of the Institute of Professional Editors. In addition to a First-Class Honours degree in Philosophy (La Trobe University), he holds an MPhil in Creative Writing, and a PhD in Literary Studies (University of Queensland). His research theses explored the works of J.L. Borges and Wallace Stevens, respectively. His doctorate was examined with distinction at U.C. Berkeley. He was awarded a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Queensland where, in addition to the Queensland University of Technology, he taught narratology. He is the author of two poetry collections and one in progress.

Reviews editor:

Alison Clifton has reviewed poetry anthologies, chapbooks, and collections for Arcadia, the Australian Poetry JournalCorditeM/C Words, the University of Queensland Press and Whitmore Press. She holds a First Class Honours degree in English from the University of Queensland and her thesis was a formal analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Her doctoral thesis in English Literature from the University of Queensland explored the work of the late British poet, Geoffrey Hill.


StylusLit is archived by PANDORA, National Library of Australia. See submissions for more information.

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