StylusLit is an Australian, bi-annual online literary journal, publishing poetry, short stories, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, interviews and reviews. The first issue will go live in March 2017. The next issue is in September 2017.

Only previously unpublished work is accepted, that is, the work has not appeared on radio or TV, and has not been published digitally (any website) or in print. Copyright remains with the author. Acknowledgment by the poet or author of any work first published in StylusLit would be appreciated.By agreeing to publish in StylusLit you are agreeing to have your work archived at the National Library of Australia. (For more details see below.)

Send submissions and review enquiries to the relevant editor at Interviews are commissioned. International submissions are welcome. 

Please send your work for the September issue from 1st May to 30th June 2017.

Work for the March 2018 can be sent from 1st November to 31st December 2017. Work sent outside the reading periods can’t be considered.


In the subject header of your email include the genre and the title of your piece, for example, ‘Short Story: The Girl in the Photograph’, and a 40 word bio in your email.


  • Please submit up to three (3) poems at a time,
  • Please cut and paste poems into the body of the email,
  • Use font: Times New Roman 12px, and 1.5 spacing.

Fiction or creative non-fiction:

  • Please submit not more than one (1) fiction, novel excerpt or creative non-fiction piece per submission period,
  • Please include title, word count and your name in the header of your attached document,
  • No minimum word length. Maximum word length is 5,000 words,
  • Submit as .doc or .docx file,
  • Use font: Times New Roman 12px, and 1.5 spacing.

StylusLit is a non-profit organisation and is unable to pay contributors.


PANDORA, National Library of Australia

The functions of the National Library of Australia are to build a comprehensive collection of Australian publications and to ensure that Australians have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future.

If your work is published in StylusLit you will be agreeing to have it archived by the National Library of Australia using web harvesting technology for inclusion in the Library’s web archive collection (commonly known as PANDORA, see Content collected for the Library’s web archive will be made accessible in accordance with use permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, and will also be made available to the wider public through the PANDORA Archive access portal and the Library’s discovery service Trove.