Black Inc. is pleased to announce that Kim Scott will edit The Best Australian Stories 2013, Robert Manne will edit The Best Australian Essays 2013 and Lisa Gorton will edit The Best Australian Poems 2013.
Submissions for the Best Australian Essays and Poems are now open.
The Best Australian Essays 2013
The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2013, but early submission would be appreciated. Please send one essay – recent work only, published or unpublished – to Robert Manne at the address below. Previously published work must have been published after 1 August 2012.
Robert Manne c/- Black Inc. 37 – 39 Langridge St Collingwood VIC 3066
The Best Australian Poems 2013
The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2013, but early submission would be appreciated. Please send up to three poems – recent work only, published or unpublished – to Lisa Gorton at the address below. Previously published work must have been published after 1 August 2012.
Lisa Gorton c/- Black Inc. 37 – 39 Langridge St Collingwood VIC 3066
Word count: There is no official minimum or maximum length, but please keep in mind that space constraints make very long pieces harder to accept. Please consult previous years’ collections to get a sense of the usual upper and lower limits.
Formatting: Please staple everything together, including cover letters and any other material. We prefer submissions that are double-spaced, single-sided and in Times New Roman. There is no official entry form. Please include your name and contact details, preferably an email address as well as a postal address, with your submission. If you have a literary agent, please include their full contact details.
Owing to the number of submissions we receive, submissions cannot be returned and the editors are unable to comment on individual submissions.
The editors’ selections will be announced on this website in October 2013.
Questions regarding submissions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org(please note, submissions are NOT accepted via email, unless you are living overseas or travelling for an extended period.)
The Best Australian Stories 2013
To keep submissions at a manageable number, we are not accepting unsolicited stories this year. The editor will be considering stories from a wide range of print and online publications.