Marrickville Pause is not currently accepting submissions

Submission Guidelines

The magazine puts an emphasis on a poetics of experimentation and play (interpret as you will!), and seeks to publish a diverse range of voices: from academic/non-academic, (non-)’Australian’/unAustralian, LGBTQI+ … All are welcome. We also like to keep things short, so seek to publish roughly 10 poets per issue (though contradictory, the length of a poem doesn’t matter). If your poem isn’t accepted, keep in mind that it isn’t always because of quality.

– Submissions should be sent as a Word doc. to Please include a short bio with your submission, and allow a couple of weeks after the deadline for a response.

– Poetry, prose and other forms of writing should be 1.5 spaced in size 12 Times New Roman font. Please send no more than 3 works at a time.

– Illustrations, drawings, photographs and other forms of imagery should be submitted at the actual size.

– We accept simultaneous submissions (as long as you let us know if it is accepted elsewhere).

– Unfortunately, no payment can currently be offered as the magazine receives no funding. In the event funding becomes available, paying contributors will become top priority.

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