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ubmissions are always open for Ibis House. Ibis House is an online literararararararararararararararary journal/magazine. What's a literararararararararararararararary journal? We don’t really know ... yet. But we do know what we want to publish and how we want to publish it. Ibis House pays contributors and offers readers the opportunity to 'tip' authors after reading their work.

MARGINALISED VOICES TO THE FRONT

We wish to amplify the voices of those most underrepresented. We strongly encourage trans people, people of colour, non-binary people, women, people with a disability, queer people, First Nations People, sex workers, survivors, working class people, and anyone who finds themselves on the margins of the supremely white, cis, heteronormative, capitalist, colonial, ableist, patriarchal hellscape in which we live to submit work.

WHAT CAN I SUBMIT?

Broadly speaking:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative non-fiction
  • Sound recordings
  • Audio/Visual Zines
  • Image macros
  • Artwork
  • Digital-based texts
  • Literarararararary Experiments
  • Video
  • ~Hybrid~ forms

    In a nutshell (are we still putting things in nutshells?), we’re interested in all forms of literarararararararararararararararature (whatever that means).

    In terms of spirit, we’re interested in publishing writing that quietly(/loudly) shatters universes(/hellscapes), robs us of breath (also known as 'breath burglars'), sets hearts chortling, devastates and destroys and rebuilds, stuff that’s weird but not experimental, stuff that’s experimental but not avant garde. Writing against the times. Work from the upside down. Writing that comes straight from the heart to land in between.

    Submit poetry, micro fictions/nonfictions, videos, essays, memoir, experiments; you name it, we're interested in housing it.

    WHAT CAN I EXPECT IF I’M PUBLISHED?

    Subbed In pays you and readers are able to 'tip' you for your work by making a donation of their choice. Your piece will appear online at Ibis House and will be promoted via Subbed In’s channels. You can also expect an artwork to accompany your piece.

    THAT’S NICE, BUT WHAT’S THE PAY RATE, ETC?

    Ibis House pays contributors $60 per piece. Further to this, we offer readers the opportunity to donate to authors after reading their piece. This is based on a 80/20 split model (80% to the author, 20% to Subbed In/Ibis House). The 20% goes straight back into supporting future publishing projects and events by Subbed In.

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

    Submissions must be submitted via Submittable.

    If you are submitting more than one piece, please attach them as separate files to the one submission. For poetry, please attach no more than 5 poems. For prose, please attach no more than 3 pieces.

    We welcome submissions from outside Australia. If you live outside of Australia, we will use PayPal to pay you.

    We don’t accept submissions via email.

    Simultaneous submissions are a-okay with us (we’re not monsters) so long as you let us know as soon as your piece is accepted elsewhere.

    We’ll endeavour to respond to your submission within 6 weeks. If you haven’t heard from us by then please feel free to drop us a line at hello@subbed.in

    As we are a small operation, we currently don’t have the resources to offer personalised feedback on submissions. However, for a small fee, we are offering a personalised feedback service. Feedback includes a constructive and structural assessment of your work. It does not include edits. If you wish, you can select this option when you submit your work. Otherwise it is free to submit.

  • Thank you for considering Subbed In and Ibis House 💕