Bareknuckle Poet Journal of Letters online has no schedule of publication. We publish whenever something interesting arrives. Our inbox is open all year round and we read all submissions as time allows. We receive a large number of submissions and do our best to reply to all received.
We favour the cutting edge over the blunt of the handle, the avant-garde over backward walking, the delinquent genius over genre. Our motto is: ‘Think Forward ~ Answer Back’, and we live by it.
We invite submissions of the following for publication online and for possible inclusion in future edited collections and anthologies.
(please submit no more than five poems. Submissions in English language translation should include a copy of the original text.)
- Short literary fiction/novel extracts
(Novel extracts preferably should read as stand alone texts or entice us for more (possible serialisation)
- Creative nonfiction/literary nonfiction/travel writing
- Interviews/Reviews ✪ [UPDATED GUIDELINES April 11 2018]
- Scholarly Articles/Research Papers/Grey Literature
- Gonzo/Investigative Journalism
- Visual Poetry
- Spoken Word/Video poems
- If your submission defies these categories or ‘genres’, left field hook us
✎ READ OUR STYLE GUIDE – Check individual category guidelines and go ahead
BAREKNUCKLE POET ANTHOLOGY ‘DOROTHEA MACKELLAR’ BEST AUSTRALIAN WRITING 2018 Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 2018 Best Australian Writing with award winning author Venero Armanno in the ring as short fiction editor is now open for submissions of short fiction, creative/non-fiction, essays and poetry. 2018 is Bareknuckle Poet’s third print anthology and will be published in November filling the gap left by the demise of the ‘Best Australian…’ series previously published by Black Inc. We don’t like ‘themes’ but each year we dedicate an issue to one of Bareknuckle Poet’s favourite writers to coincide with the anniversary of their most important works, or on the year they left us. Considering the constraint of publishing a ‘Best Australian Writing’ edition this year the editorial board has concluded that we are calling for texts that are written both ‘from’ and ‘in’ this country. Submissions for this issue are restricted to the following: Australian citizens, residents of Australia, and refugees incarcerated by Australia. For possible inclusion for 2018 work must be contributed to and published by Bareknuckle Poet online between the dates of March 21st & September 1st 2018.
We no longer accept postal submissions, however if you have a book you would like considered for review please contact us and we will provide a postal address.
You know the drill…independent journals never have any cash, yadda yadda. Trust us, we know the story, the editors have a huge list of publication credits without fair payment, and it pisses us off. Bareknuckle Poet is always endeavouring to find ways to pay writers and artists. Currently we are running the Bareknuckle T-Shirt campaign. Buy yourself a cool designer t (multiple choices of design/colour/style) and help us pay our writers!
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