Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

The Land Belongs to Me – Cover Reveal

The Land Belongs to Me – Picture Book Cover Reveal! I can’t believe it’s finally happening. After three long years, The Land Belongs to Me, my first ever picture book, is almost here. And how lucky do I feel to have Big Sky Publishing on my side. This is a wonderful Australian-owned independent publisher, supportive … Read more

Speculative Fiction – Publications which Accept Submissions

speculative fiction - publications which accept submissions

What does speculative fiction include? Collins dictionary describes speculative fiction as a ‘broad literary genre encompassing any fiction with supernatural, fantastical, or futuristic elements; the main three being science fiction, fantasy and horror.’ Having said that, there are a huge number of subgenres within speculative fiction. For a comprehensive list you might want to read … Read more

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

35 Magazines and Journals that Accept Fiction

What does this list contain? 35 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