2019 Submissions CLOSED until next year

Verandah prints polished and previously unpublished work. Please refer to our ‘Buy the Book’ page for back issues to see the calibre of writing and art that the Verandah publication team asks for.

Due to the volume of submissions that we receive, we are unfortunately unable to give individual feedback to everyone.

Each year Verandah offers a number of prizes, provided by our sponsors, for outstanding submissions. All successful contributors will receive a free copy of Verandah 34.



***Submission payment portals closed until 2020.***



Fiction and Nonfiction (short stories/creative essays):
Maximum of 2,500 words for all fiction and nonfiction submissions.
Stories over 2,500 words will need to be proportionally brilliant to hold out two shorter stories.
Poems/suites of poems:
Need to be fewer than 100 lines, so no epics please!
Maximum of 7 minutes or 7 pages of properly formatted Courier New.

All literary submissions must follow this checklist:
All short stories and poems use Times New Roman font
All scripts must use Courier New font
Must use 12-point font size
Double spacing (exceptions for scripts and concrete poetry)
Pages must be numbered
Our house style is Australian Standard: singular quotations and Australian spelling
Include a header with the title of your work
Your name should not appear anywhere on your work
Submit work as word document/s



Artwork and Photography:
One full-page limit
Two full-page limit

All submissions should be PDF’s or. jpg’s with a resolution of 300dpi.
Please be aware that some cropping may occur to fit artwork into a page.


For more clarification about submitting or if you have any queries regarding our submission guidelines please contact us via email at


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