Written by Ella Peary May 4th, 2023

The Saltbush Review: Now Seeking Submissions

The Saltbush Review is an online journal affiliated with the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. They publish both emerging and established authors of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

At the Saltbush Review, they’re looking for writing that’s both rooted and boundaryless: “Like the grey saltbush which blooms by the coast, the journal embraces the liminal, the marginal, and the fluid. … We love works that convey diverse relationships to place and identity and that are not afraid to experiment with boundaries.” You can read past issues of The Saltbush Review online to get a sense of what they publish.

The Saltbush Review was established in 2021, and so far they’ve published two issues. Each online edition features around 40 contributors.

Right now through June 16, the Saltbush Review is seeking submissions for their fourth issue, themed “Fracture.” They’re open to creative interpretations of the theme.

Authors published in the Saltbush Review’s fourth issue will receive payment through grant funding from Arts SA. Authors of fiction and nonfiction will receive AUD$150, and poets and authors of flash fiction will receive AUD$100 per published piece.

Authors of fiction and creative nonfiction may submit one piece, 3,000 words or fewer. The Saltbush Review also likes receiving shorter pieces like flashes, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. Poets may submit one poem.

The Saltbush Review accepts submissions from all authors, all around the world. But they’re especially interested in writing from South Australian authors, emerging authors, and historically underrepresented authors.

The Saltbush Review accepts submissions online, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submission but ask that authors withdraw work published elsewhere.

The Saltbush Review only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Saltbush Review, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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