We publish monthly, which means we accept submissions all year round!

We accept:

  • Essays
  • Interviews
  • Criticism
  • Commentary
  • Comics
  • Photo essays

Fiction and poetry is accepted on a commission-only basis. Antic does not accept previously published pieces.


Want to pitch an idea to Antic? Go ahead, make our day. Hint: we’re massive pop culture nerds:

What to include:

  • A brief cover letter with your contact details and a biographical note (max. 100 words)
  • Any social media handles you’d like us to include on your author page

We’ll do our best to get back to you within 1–2 months. We are not able to respond to queries on the progress of your submission. The editorial team does not provide feedback on unaccepted submissions.


Antic is a self-funded, nonprofit online literary magazine that does not currently receive arts funding. We do, however, pay all our contributors AUD$50.00 for 2000–3000+ word pieces, as well as graphic narratives and photo essays.

Antic’s editorial team does not receive payment.


Upon submission and receipt of payment, the writer acknowledges that they’re granting us:

  • Non-exclusive digital and archiving rights
  • Non-exclusive reproduction rights


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