The Suburban Review Is Open To Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $150 – $275)
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The Suburban Review Is Open To Submissions/ How To Submit (Pay: $150 – $275)

The Suburban Review is celebrating their tenth birthday as a journal. So, to commemorate this tender age, the persistence it has taken to get here, and their intent to continue long into the future, they have chosen a determinedly decadal theme for issue #32: TENACITY!

They want stories that will hold people tightly and do not let go (tenere, ‘to hold’); poems that make of a fleeting moment something firm, steadfast, resilient; essays with the rigor required to follow a thought however far it may lead. And do not forget tenacity’s etymological cousin, ‘tend’ (tendere, ‘to stretch’) or just, send them things featuring the number ten.

Submission Guidelines For The Suburban Review

To submit your work, visit their Submittable page.

They accept only previously unpublished work.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed. If it has been accepted elsewhere just email them at with “Withdrawing submission” as your subject line.

They only allow one submission per person (that means you need to choose if you want to submit fiction, non-fiction, poetry).

To submit poetry (that’s a maximum of 3 poems), make sure all the poems are in a single document.


2000-2500 words—no more than that. (Payment: $275)

1000-2000 words (Payment: $200). 500-1000 words (Payment: $150)


2000-2500 words—no more than that! (Payment: $275)
1000-2000 words (Payment: $200)
500-1000 words (Payment: $150)


Suite of three poems—no more than that. (Payment: $275)
Over 30 lines (Payment: $175)
Under 30 lines (Payment: $125)

Author Rights At The Suburban Review


The Author grants to The Suburban Review Incorporated a non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free licence to exploit the Work, including to publish the Work in the Publisher’s publication and for any related or ancillary purpose to promote or advertise The Suburban Review, for a period of 5 years from the date of this deed in hard copy print media, and in perpetuity in all other media, whether now known or subsequently invented, throughout the world in all languages without restriction (Licence).


The Author consents to the Publisher (and its successors and assigns):

(a) editing, changing, copying, adding to, taking from, adapting and/or translating the Work, in any manner or context, for any purpose, notwithstanding such activity may amount to derogatory treatment under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

(b) reproducing the name, image and likeness of the Author in connection with the Licence.

The Publisher acknowledges that the Author retains the non-exclusive right to publish or otherwise use and exploit the Work in any manner or context, for any purpose and in any media whether now known or subsequently invented.

Covenants and Warranties

The Author covenants and warrants with and to the Publisher that:

(c) the Author is the sole author of the Work;
(d) the Author is legally entitled to enter into this deed and to grant the Licence; and
(e) to the best of the knowledge and belief of the Author, no part of the Work is defamatory, in contempt of any court or parliament and no part of the Work is an invasion of privacy or a breach of confidence of any person.


(f) The Author acknowledges that nothing in this deed obliges the Publisher to publish or exploit the Work in any manner or at all.

(g) This deed constitutes the entire agreement between the parties regarding the matters set out in it and may only be varied by a later written document executed by the parties.

(h) The laws applicable in New South Wales govern this deed and the parties submit to the non- exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales and any courts competent to hear appeals from those courts.


Submission Deadline

Submissions are open until 11:59 p.m. (AEDT) Wednesday 1 November 2023.

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