The Cambridge History of Australian Literature (2009), by Peter Pierce, calls Antipodes “the most significant overseas journal of Australian literature.”
Antipodes, the official journal of the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), has its own website. The journal is published in June and December of each year. It welcomes critical essays on any aspect of Australian and New Zealand literature and culture, and comparative studies are especially encouraged. Antipodes also furnishes readers with an annual bibliography of Australasian literature and criticism published in North America.
Additionally, Antipodes welcomes short fiction, excerpts from novels, drama, creative nonfiction, and poetry written by Australian and New Zealand authors. Antipodes has published work by many of Australasia’s leading writers, including Tim Winton, A.D. Hope, Thea Astley, Les Murray, Thomas Keneally, Janette Turner Hospital, Peter Carey, Dorothy Hewett, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Dorothy Porter, Thomas Shapcott, Elizabeth Jolley, Gwen Harwood, Archie Weller, John Kinsella, David Malouf, Ouyang Yu, John Tranter, Frank Moorhouse, Peter Porter, and M.T.C. Cronin.
Antipodes is a peer-reviewed journal indexed in both the MLA International Bibliography and AustLit. It is published by Wayne State University Press with support from Vassar College.
Antipodes accepts submissions in the following genres: critical essays, interviews, fiction, drama, poetry, creative nonfiction, and book reviews. All critical essays submitted to the journal will be subject to peer review, while submissions in other genres will be assessed by the relevant section editor.
For the journal’s most up-to-date submission guidelines, please visit the website of our publisher, Wayne State University Press.
Creative Writing Competition
Antipodes also accepts submissions for its annual Creative Writing Competition. In 2023, the American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS), together with the American Australian Association, welcomes submissions to the third annual Creative Writing Competition from January 15 through April 1. The Creative Writing Competition includes the following three prizes: AAALS Fiction and Nonfiction Prize, AAALS Poetry Prize, and AAALS Indigenous Writers Prize. The winners will be awarded US$500 cash prizes and publication in Antipodes.
Full details of the 2023 Creative Writing Competition, including all three prizes, can be found here. Additional details about the AAALS Indigenous Writers Prize are available here.
- AAALS Fiction & Nonfiction Prize: Rain Wright and Catherine Padmore
- AAALS Poetry Prize: Ann-Marie Blanchard, Susan Bradley Smith and Mackenzie Kozak
- AAALS Indigenous Writers Prize: Jenny Fraser (Migunberri Yugambeh) and Vaughan Rapatahana (Te Ātiawa)
Winners of the 2023 AAALS Indigenous Writers Prize:
“The Perfume Pagoda: Travels with My Mother” (creative prose) by Victoria G. Williams, Warraimaay
“Hinting at Decolonization” (poetry) by Nicola Andrews, Ngāti Paoa
Winner of the 2023 AAALS Fiction and Nonfiction Prize:
“Slippery Jacks” by Jane N. Downing
Honorable Mention for the 2023 AAALS Fiction and Nonfiction Prize:
“Beneath These Surfaces” by Dani S. Netherclift
Winner of the 2023 AAALS Poetry Prize:
“Mnemonics for Thelonius Monk” by Gershon D. Maller
Individuals and institutions wishing to subscribe to Antipodes (or to purchase a single copy) should visit the website of our publisher, Wayne State University Press.
- Brenda Machosky, University of Hawai’i—West O’ahu
- Associate Editor
- Belinda Wheeler, Claflin University
- Poetry Editor
- Paul Kane, Vassar College
- Reviews Editor
- Richard Carr, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Editorial Advisory Board Members
- Donna Coates, University of Calgary
Nicholas Dunlop, University of South Wales
Michael Griffiths, University of Wollongong
Christopher Lee, Griffith University
David McCooey, Deakin University
Chris Prentice, University of Otago
Elaine Savory, New School
John Scheckter, Long Island University
Alice Te Punga Somerville, University of Waikato
- Past Editors
- Robert Ross (1934–2005), University of Texas at Austin
- Nicholas Birns, New York University
Current and Back issues
Details of the most recent issue of Antipodes, as well as issues dating back to 1995, can be found on the website of our publisher, Wayne State University Press.
Antipodes has published special issues on topics including Articulating Southeast Asia in the Antipodes (33.2), Alexis Wright (33.1), Pedagogy Down Under (28.1), Australia and the 1960s (27.1), Transnational Antipodeanism (25.2), Asian–Australian Connections (25.1), Latin American–Australian Connections (24.2), Fear in Australian Literature and Film (23.1), Brian Kiernan (22.1), Robert Ross (19.2), and Australian Film (13.2).