Island is a quarterly magazine of ideas, writing, and culture.
It started in 1979, initially under the banner of The Tasmanian Review, reflecting the magazine’s home and scope. But by 1981, after only five issues, and with its interests and scope becoming much broader, Island Magazine was born.
Island is now one of Australia’s leading literary magazines, tracing the contours of our national, and international culture, while still retaining a uniquely Tasmanian perspective.
Editor: Matthew Lamb (email@example.com)
Poetry Editor: John Kinsella
The Tasmanian Papers Co-editor: Natasha Cica, Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society, University of Tasmania
Editorial Assistant & Online Editor: Lesley Halm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Business Development Manager: Kate Harrison (email@example.com)
Art Director: Michael Brady (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Editorial advisory committee: Ben Ball, Robert Dessaix, Eddin Khoo, Shelley Meagher, Peter Timms
Management committee: Polly Mcgee, Ralph Spaulding, Judy Tierney, James Klousia, Susan Conway, Debbie Dunn, Chrissie Trousselot, Amanda Cromer, Dale Campisi, Kim Lehman
We are grateful to our long term government and business supporters: Arts Tasmania, the Literature Board of the Australia Council, the University of Tasmania, The Tasmania Writers’ Centre, and Hobart Bookshop.
Contact: Our office is located in Highfield House 114 Bathurst Street Hobart though all mail should be addressed
PO Box 4703
Bathurst Street Post Office
Phone: 03 6234 9364
Submissions will be closing soon for the year, so that we can work through the backlog. Your patience is appreciated.
Writers ought to be the first readers of the literary magazines they publish their work in. For this reason, Island can only publish the work of subscribers. If you are not already a subscriber, then you can still submit work for our consideration. However, if your work is published, then your contributors fee package will include the cost of an annual subscription.
For a small literary magazine, this is a necessary step in a long-term strategy to build circulation. This, in turn, will allow us to increase the amount we can afford to pay our writers.
Island accepts submissions of poetry and short fiction, as well as essays. For poetry, please only submit a selection of up to three poems. For short fiction, please only submit one piece at a time.
For essays, please do not send a complete essay; instead, send a brief overview of the essay you are proposing, as well as a brief description of why you think this piece is suitable for Island.
Please include with your submission a brief bio note.