Poetrix is Australasia’s only magazine that publishes exclusively
Poetrix is published twice a year, in May and November. We have two closing
dates for submissions, 28 February and 31 August. If you miss these, we
will hold your poems over for consideration for the next issue. Therefore
you may have to wait up to eight months for a reply.
We usually have an editorial committee of five or six women, who all read
all of the poems received after the closing date. We then have an editorial
meeting where final selections are made. This process takes time but we
feel it contributes to producing a magazine with a wider range of poetry.
We accept poetry on any theme or subject. We have found that poets tend
to send us poems which they feel may not be accepted by male editors e.g.
poems on family, childbirth, sexuality, etc. We are happy to receive these
poems, but would also like to see poems on a much wider range of subjects.
We are looking for new perspectives and ideas, for poems that speak with
strong, individual voices.
The following are our requirements:
· send no more than 6 poems at a time
· do not forget to include a self addressed, stamped envelope for
· poems should be typed, and if longer than one page this should
be clearly indicated
· if poems are in a language other than English, please supply
· a short bio note would be appreciated.
We apologise for not being able to comment on poems or give feedback.
We work entirely as a voluntary group, and we also put Poetrix together
by hand after printing. This production setup, along with the editorial
selection process, means we simply do not have the time for comments.
Poetrix is funded entirely by subscription and voluntary work. If you
would like to subscribe, the cost is $14.00 for 2 issues, $28.00 for 4
issues. You can also buy a single issue for $7.00. Postage is included.
International subscriptions are available – for 2 issues you need
to send us a cheque for $19.00 (Australian dollars only please).
PLEASE MAKE ALL CHEQUES OUT TO WESTERN WOMEN WRITERS.
All submissions and subscriptions should be addressed to:
P.O. Box 532,
Altona North Vic 3025.