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Information for Submitting Critical Essays and Interviews to Antipodes:


All critical essays should be sent via email to the Antipodes editor, Nicholas Birns, at Essays should not exceed 5000 words, must not be previously published, nor should they be submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by Antipodes' editorial board or outside readers. With the exception of special issues, articles are not accepted for any specific issue; depending on circumstances, they will most likely appear within a year of acceptance. Essays must also conform to the Modern Language Association documentation style, as articulated in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed. (New York: MLA, 2009) and in The MLA Style Manual, 2nd ed. (New York: MLA, 1998). Diana Hacker's online style guide is also an excellent source for authors wishing to learn more about documenting sources in MLA format.

Any images or copyright material to appear in an essay must be obtained by the author before the article is submitted to Antipodes. The editors will take no responsibility for such material. In addition, any permissions required by changes in text or presentation, or added images requested by the editors, must be obtained by the author.

All accepted articles will, after editing and formatting for the issue in which they are to appear, be e-mailed to the authors in PDF form. PDF requires Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free at No other format can be used. PDF proofs must be responded to within two weeks--this is a firm deadline--and any corrections communicated to the Editor or Associate Editor. At this stage, no substantive alteration can be made--spelling and italicization corrects and slight rewordings are all that can be accommodated.

Information for Contributing Creative Works to Antipodes:

Poetry manuscripts should be sent by mail to the Antipodes Poetry Editor, Paul Kane, via the Department of English, Box 299 Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604, or via email as an attachment (please include postal address) to

Fiction manuscripts should be sent to the Antipodes Fiction Editor, Jack Bennett, via email at, or via mail to Jack Bennett, 3285 Lincoln Street, Eugene, OR 97405.

While critical essays are welcomed from all authors, creative works should be submitted by Australian writers only. Each story and work of creative nonfiction published in Antipodes is awarded US$100 and one complimentary copy of the journal, while poems are awarded US$50 and a copy of Antipodes.

Creative works submitted to Antipodes must not be previously published nor should they be under consideration elsewhere while being reviewed by the journal's editorial board.

Information on Submitting a Book Review to Antipodes:

Publishers or authors wishing to have their books reviewed by Antipodes or scholars wishing to review a book in the journal should contact the Reviews Editor, Richard Carr, via email at, or via mail at Richard Carr, Department of English, University of Alaska--Fairbanks, 850 Gruening, PO Box 755720, Fairbanks, AK 99775. 

 General Information re submissions to Antipodes:

Antipodes publishes only fiction, poetry, articles, and interviews that have not appeared in other publications: Antipodes therefore does NOT accept simultaneous submissions. Though based in North America, we are widely read and distributed electronically in Australia, and the same audience who read magazines published in Australia will read this magazine. The globalization of publishing means that it is impossible for us to publish a story that appears in any other magazine anywhere in the world. All material is subject to editing to conform with Antipodes style. All U.S. hard copy submissions should be accompanied by a stamped return envelope. All correspondence with the Editors must be by e-mail or snail-mail. Due to international telephone costs, faxing or telephoning are impossible for the editors of Antipodes. International postage coupons are requested in order to return overseas mail. The editors and publishers of Antipodes assume no responsibility for contributors' opinions. Copyright of fiction and poetry lies with the authors. Permission to reprint critical material must be obtained from Antipodes, and full credit given.


Please note that due to mailing costs book reviewers as well as authors of books reviewed will only receive PDFs of reviews from now on. Authors of stories, poems, and articles will continue to receive one complimentary mailed copy of the journal.

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