About us

Antic is an online literary magazine featuring the works of new, emerging and established Australian writers, as well as a smattering of international ones. We promote the writers we publish and strive to bring their words and their ideas to greater audiences.

Some of the pieces we publish will be accompanied by commentary that offers a deeper exploration of that work in terms of its craft and technique. This could include a critical introduction to the work and its author, one of our editors interviewing a contributor about their writing practice or a writer examining an author, book or piece of writing that has influenced them in some way. 

The Antic team is interested in edgy, diverse writing that pushes boundaries and promotes conversation.

Antic was founded in Melbourne, Australia, by Sabita Naheswaran and Julian Novitz.

For within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits,
Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,
Allowing him a breath, a little scene


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