The Literature Board aims are to encourage the writing and reading of Australian literature, to open up opportunities for our writers to earn from their creative work, and to keep the avenues of debate, discussion, analysis and criticism open.
For all these reasons we provide funding to the nations key literary and critical journals.
Each journal focuses on a particular perspective within the national and international cultural debate. Sometimes their views are markedly different. Sometimes they coincide. Always they stimulate thought and create new perspectives for the reader. Most of the journals also showcase the creative work of rising literary talent. From these journals will come future literary stars.
Here - in alphabetical order - are those journals we currently fund. Read them and widen your perspective.
Australian Author Magazine, published by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) since 1969
The Australian Book Review, the leading independent Australian literary review
The Australian Poetry Journal, the masthead publication of Australian Poetry Ltd
Cordite, an Australian poetry ezine
Griffith Review, a quarterly journal of writing and ideas
Island, a magazine of excellence and variety
Kill Your Darlings, a print and online journal of new Australian commentary, essays, fiction, interviews and reviews
Mascara, an online magazine showcasing Asian, Australian and Indigenous writers
Meanjin, Australia's leading literary magazine
Overland, the most radical of Australia's long-standing literary/cultural magazines
Peril, an Asian-Australian arts and culture ezine
Quadrant, Australia's independent review of literature and ideas
Right Now, an online magazine publishing the highest quality writing responding to human rights issues in Australia
Westerly, West Australia’s only literary journal, supporting local and Australian literary culture
Seizure, a biannual print and online magazine showcasing experimental writing and innovative design