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Busybird Publishing will be accepting submissions for [untitled] Issue 8 from Monday 3 September 2018 – Wednesday 31 October 2018.

Our goal with [untitled] has always been to choose a story on its merits, regardless of genre. We’ve published contemporary drama, satire, horror, comedy, fantasy, sci fi, literary fiction – you name the genre, and we’ve probably published it in one issue or other. What every story does have in common is its ability to take the reader away and immerse them in the events of their world.

We pride ourselves on promoting new and emerging authors from all across the country. A number of authors who’ve appeared in [untitled] have gone on to bigger and better things, such as A.S. Patric, the winner of the 2016 Miles Franklin with his novel Black Rock, White City (Transit Lounge); Ryan O’Neill with Their Brilliant Careers (Black Inc.); George Ivanoff, the You Choose series (Penguin); Tess Evans, Mercy Street (HarperCollins); Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones, In the Quiet (Harper Collins); and many, many more.

Entries to be submitted to (substitute .at. with @ – unfortunately, we have to list email addresses like this due to spambots).


  • Writers must live in Australia
  • All work must be original and unpublished
  • Open all ages
  • Free submission
  • There are no genre specifications
  • Word count is to be between 300–8,000 words (excluding cover page)
  • Three submissions maximum per author
  • The author’s name and details must only appear only on in the cover email; they must not appear anywhere on the entry itself.
  • The subject line of the email should read: “[untitled] Submission Issue 8” followed by your story title, e.g. [untitled] Submission Issue 8 – My Life as a Dog
  • All submissions must be accompanied by a cover email and a third-person author bio (maximum 100 words)
  • Story title and page number must appear on every page
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify Busybird Publishing if your submission has been accepted elsewhere
  • Format 12pt serif font, at least 1.5 line spacing A4 page with default margins
  • Payment scale for published work is between $30.00 and $150.00 per story, depending on word count. Authors are also given a contributor’s copy, and access to discounted issues
  • By submitting you agree to be edited and published in [untitled] Issue 8.
  • Busybird Publishing attains First Australian Right.
  • All $ mentioned are Australian dollar.
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