Submissions are open and closed on a rolling issue-by-issue basis. We have an Australian focus, but consider writers from all around the world. We would particularly like to see some more English writing from Asia and the Pacific. We are committed to publishing a diverse range of voices. This includes diversity of race, gender, nationality and sexual orientation.

For more specific guidelines and to submit your work, please visit our submittable page. As we only publish quarterly, we can be a couple of months ahead with submissions, so please be patient. We allow simultaneous submissions and will not mind if you have to withdraw your piece before we’ve had a chance to respond.

Please note that poetry submissions are usually open for shorter one-month windows due to the large volume that we receive. Stay tuned to our social media for news on this.

You can e-mail brief creative non-fiction pitches at any time to

Editorial Policy

All work will be thoroughly edited in collaboration with the author. E-books are not a lower-class of book, and Tincture endeavours to publish high quality writing in high quality electronic formats.


All published writers will be paid, generally a fixed amount between $30-$100 AUD. We take into account previous journal sales and the length of your piece in deciding the final rate. We keep our costs low to ensure we can pay our writers, but please do keep in mind this is a volunteer-run publication. We’re doing our best! We are passionate about advancing literature, both in Australia and globally.


In return for this payment, you are granting Tincture Journal exclusive first-time electronic rights to publish your work for three months from publication. After this time, all rights revert to you and you may publish in other electronic publications, if credit is given to Tincture Journal. Please only submit work that has not been previously published, including on your own website.

Mailing List

If you send us some work or purchase the journal, you will be automatically added to our mailing list so you can hear the latest news from Tincture HQ. This is a low-volume list, generally one e-mail per quarter. Of course, you may unsubscribe at any time.