Authora Australis is a new literary journal, focused on good quality, accessible writing that inspires, entertains, transforms and illuminates. We are interested in poetry and fiction from every genre, especially when it is grounded in everyday experience. 

We are interested in writing that moves beyond tired cultural tropes or conventional escapism.

We seek that magical quality that connects the ordinary and extraordinary, and demonstrates the beauty, warmth, humour and excitement of everyday existence in fresh ways that span the real and the fantastical. 


The journal is committed to equity and openness, and as such, all submissions are subject to blind review.


Creative political discussion and stories will be considered, but diatribes and ideological rants will not.


We are aiming in the first instance to have two themed editions per year. Details of the first theme are below.

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