Meniscus is an online, free access literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). The editors and advisory board are based in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and welcome submissions from writers anywhere in the world.

Meniscus publishes high quality, innovative poetry, short fiction, and creative essays in English, or in other languages with a good parallel translation. Meniscus publishes two issues a year: in April, and in October.

The Australian Copyright Agency Cultural Fund provides funding for the journal with the following proviso: that in each of the two issues each year (2017, 2018 and 2019) the writers of the best prose piece and the best poetry piece published will each receive $AUD1,000. At present, we regret, we cannot guarantee funding for any other contributors. 

Ends on January 16, 2017$ 5.00
$ 5.00

Submissions are now open for the first issue of Meniscus for 2017. 

How to submit your work:

  • Please send portfolios of up to five poems, collected in a single document; or two prose pieces of up to 3,000 words each; if you choose to send two, put them in one document only.
  • Include a brief bio note (50-75 words)
  • Include a confirmation that it is your own work, and not previously published
  • Advise us if it is being simultaneously submitted to other literary outlets.
Please note that there is a $5.00 charge for submission. We have had to set a fee in order to cover the cost of maintaining this portal.