Submission to Cordite 105: NO THEME 11, with poetry guest-edited by Emily Stewart and Eloise Grills, closes 11.59pm Melbourne time Sunday, 13 February 2022.

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*Submissions for Cordite Scholarly are always accepted.

The following conditions apply to all poetry submissions:

  1. We will only read submissions sent during our official submission periods.
  2. Cordite maintains a hybrid submissions policy. This means that the guest editor may invite five (5) Australian and five (5) overseas authors directly to submit to the issue. In addition, the guest-editor will anonymously select an additional 30-35 works from Australian authors and use their discretion to select further overseas works. For each issue, the guest editor does not know the identities of the online contributors (via Submittable) until after the final selections have been made.
  3. Simultaneous submissions? Sure. Just inform us or withdraw if the work is accepted elsewhere.
  4. Please place up to three (3) poems in one (1) Word or RTF document (unless specifically noted otherwise for special issues), with no identifying details in the document itself.
  5. We are not able to offer feedback on individual poems.
  6. Submissions will only be accepted via Submittable …
  7. Submissions may need to be developed to adhere to our Guide for Indigenous Editing and Writing.



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We accept submissions from any place on earth. Our funding partners allow us to offer payments to Australian citizens or permanent resident contributors.


Cordite Scholarly is a section of Cordite Poetry Review devoted to peer-reviewed research on Australian and international poetry and poetics. Essays published in Cordite Scholarly are reviewed by at least two members of Cordite’s Academic Advisory Board and are also eligible for Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR) points.

Essays published in Cordite Scholarly will be available in both HTML and PDF versions. The author retains copyright of their material. Research should not exceed 10,000 words, must not be previously published, nor should they be submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the Cordite Academic Advisory Board or any external reader.

All essays submitted for consideration in Cordite Scholarly must comply with our styling and rights requirements. Read the full Cordite Scholarly Submission Guidelines and House Style Guide. Published research will be unpaid. There are no submission fees.


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Reviews and articles published in Cordite Poetry Review are accepted for publication on the understanding that they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or the publisher unless otherwise stated, and on the understanding that they represent and promote fair discussion and commentary on Australian poetry.

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