Issues of :etchingsmelb. are themed. The themes are intended as starting points only, and they can be interpreted in many different ways.
We accept submissions of all styles of literary fiction, poetry, personal & creative essays, photography, and art.
All unsolicited submissions must be unpublished. Please send us only your best and polished work.
Submit written work in hard-copy, standard format: typed, double-spaced, and one-sided on A4 or letter size paper. Photographs and artwork should be posted as an A4 or letter size copy (greyscale or colour), preferably a laser print. Each piece should be accompanied by the following information: title, date, size of original work, and media used.
We also accept electronic submissions, particularly from overseas contributors. Format: RTF for writing, and 300 dpi for images (JPG preferred).
All accepted work will need to be submitted in electronic format: RTF or PDF for writing, and 300 dpi for images (JPG preferred).
Please limit submissions to three prose pieces (max 5000 words per piece), or three images. Poetry submissions should include at least three, but no more than six poems.
Include a covering letter with your name, email address, phone number, postal address, and a short biography. If sending electronic submissions, include your cover letter as the first page of your submission, and NOT just in the text of your email.
Please do not send your only or original copy; we cannot be responsible for the loss or non-arrival of submissions.
Any submissions received after the closing date for a particular issue will be considered for the next issue.
Submissions will not be returned. Notification will be by email. If you require notification by post, please include a SSAE with sufficient Australian postage or International Reply Coupons.
Copyright of published material remains with the author. The author licenses use to Ilura Press for one issue of :etchingsmelb., in print and digital form, and for any promotional and marketing purposes related to :etchingsmelb.and Ilura Press.
Contributors are paid AU$80 and receive one copy of the issue they appear in. (For poetry, this fee covers three to five pages of poems; a fee of AU$35 is paid for poems up to two pages.) Please note: Australian contributors are paid by cheque. International contributors are paid via PayPal secure payment services (for assurance and to save on high bank transaction fees often incurred at both ends).
Email electronic submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to excessive spam, this email address is no longer automatically linked.
Please copy and paste the address into your mail browser.
Send hard-copy submissions to:
PO Box 680
Elsternwick VIC 3185