Address: Abaddon Magazine
Who are we?
Abaddon is a biannual publication seeking to publish innovative,
challenging and well-crafted writing. There will be an electronic version of the magazine which will complement the print version, and which will
hopefully include multimedia works and other graphic art impossible to
What kind of stuff are we looking for?
The focus is on works that use the fantastic to illuminate
Anything goes, but we are particularly interested in poems that play with design and use space creatively, as well as multimedia works that mix image and text.
We are looking for lucid and entertaining essays on cultural
Artwork and Comics
We need artwork both for illustrating the pieces and as stand-alones. There will be room for a couple of color artworks inside, but the rest will be in B/W. Please do not send originals, only photocopies or laser printouts that can be either disposed of or returned after inspection. Make sure the copies are clear and do some justice to the original. Alternatively, you can e-mail us a copy. (Please check "How to Submit" for details.) If you wish a particular assignment, please state so and send samples. Comic strips will run on their own. We have no particular philosophy on these.
We are also looking for:
interesting bits of information, trivia, accounts of unusual dreams that you have had, extraordinary experiences,
(1) It may be rejected, and we will do our best to tell you why. We know the amount of work and care that goes into crafting a story. Rejection hurts, but it is part of the business of writing. Part of our aim is to make some comments on your work and suggest some changes. However, if you are serious about your writing you should already be out there trying to gather as much constructive criticism as you possibly can.
(2) It may be accepted. We buy Australian rights until publication. At this stage, we pay 1/2 cent (Australian) a word for fiction, poetry and essays. Enough to cover your costs. (No money for reviews and other pieces, sorry.) In addition, contributors receive four copies of the issue their work is in and a year’s subscription for the two consecutive issues.
(3) If a piece shows promise but we feel it is yet to reach its full
How to present your manuscripts:
Manuscripts should be neatly typed on A4 paper, one side. We accept stuff printed on recycled paper, as long as it is clear which side we are supposed to be reading. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope of sufficient size and postage, otherwise your submission will be ignored.
For submissions outside Australasia, you are encouraged
Cover page is optional. If you send a feature, or nonfiction, please
include any relevant bio or info that may serve as introduction or as background to the piece. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, as
long as you let us know. Electronic submissions are not accepted. Combination: We can respond by email to your hard copy submission.
So, if you wish to save some money on postage, please give us your
All material should be mailed to Abbaddon Magazine, P.O. Box 2258,
Carlingford Court, N.S.W. 2118, AUSTRALIA.
We hope to see your work on our pages.