Welcome

Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm a poet and writer

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in magazines,

anthologies and online.

Quart Shorts – professional actors reading ‘great new writing’

Held at the Bibliotheca Bar and Book Exchange on Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 7:00pm, Autumn Quart Shorts is an evening of ‘heart-warming and spine-tingling stories, poetry and narrative non-fiction‘ enjoyed over a glass of your favourite beverage. That’ll be gin for me, please. In the words of Ben Brooker, Patrick Frost and Janet Thomas (Quart Short organisers) ‘what better way to warm up than … Read more

Hollow Bones – Short Fiction by Alys Jackson

Hollow Bones by Alys Jackson

My short story Hollow Bones has just been published in Storgy, an online literary short story magazine. “Jen rests her weight into the wall. There are too many people crammed into the streets around her, boxes and crates exploding their contents across the hard-packed earth, life hanging in colourful swatches and a bare-foot transience.”  Was it easy to get … Read more

Flash Fiction – A List of Publications which Accept Submissions.

flash fiction

What does this list contain? Publications that actively welcome submissions of flash fiction (stories of approximately 1,000 words) from established and emerging authors. This list also includes short-shorts, vignettes, and micro-fiction.  Why are some publications missing? I chose not to include some publications. Reasons included: websites that appeared to be inactive; publications that appeared to … Read more

34 Magazines and Journals that Accept Fiction

What does this list contain? 34 magazines and journals (which consider themselves to be literary) that accept fiction submissions in Australia. Most don’t need you to be Australian to submit and they all accept work from established and emerging writers.   Won’t details Change? Yes, so please check current submission deadlines, copyright and formatting guidelines … Read more

The Australian Short Story Festival, 2017

The Australian Short Story Festival is an annual weekend-long event that celebrates everything surrounding the short story genre, bringing together ‘short story writers, storytellers, publishers, and editors of literary magazines, as well as readers.’ It describes itself as an ‘event with the short story at its core’ and is the first national event to focus … Read more

25 children’s publishers accepting unsolicited submissions

25 children's publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts

Not every writer has an agent but then not every publisher requires that you do, and although making unsolicited submissions can be a daunting task, there are many children’s publishers who are quite willing to search through that horribly named ‘slush pile’ we all have heard so much about. Finding out who these publishers are … Read more