Poetry with Hoa Nguyen and Special Guests

In October, The Saltbush Review was delighted to co-host the award-winning American poet Hoa Nguyen during her recent visit to Adelaide. Along with special guests Jill Jones, Dominic Guerrera and Travis Lucas, Hoa Nguyen (pictured) read from her most recent poetry collection, A Thousand Times You Lose Your Treasure (2021) at a special event co-hosted with No Wave Adelaide at the Olivia Hotel.

A huge thank you to Hoa Nguyen, the poets, and audience for taking part in this poetry night.

Submissions Open for Issue 3

For our third issue we are seeking submissions of short fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction (including personal essays and life writing) of up to 3,000 words on the theme of ‘Intersections.’ Shorter works such as flash fiction are also welcome, as are works that challenge genre boundaries. Submissions are limited to one piece of fiction or non-fiction, or three poems or three flash fiction pieces per writer. Creative interpretations of the theme are welcome. For a sense of what we publish, have a look at our previous issues here: https://saltbushreview.com/

Submissions are open to all, but we particularly welcome work from South Australian and regional writers, emerging writers, First Nations and POC writers, the LGBTQI+ community, and writers with a disability.

Please send submissions in a Word document using Times New Roman size 12 font and 1.5 line spacing to saltbushreview@gmail.com by the 20th of January 2023. Please also send a 50 word biographical statement. If you have a connection to South Australia, please specify this in your bio. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

The Saltbush Review is proud to announce that we have received funding from Arts SA and that we are able to pay authors for publication of their work in our next issue. We pay AUD$150 per piece of fiction and non-fiction and AUD$100 per poem or piece of flash fiction. We look forward to reading your writing!

Issue 2 Submissions: Deadline Extended

Submissions are currently open! The extended deadline is 25th February 2022!

For our second issue we are seeking submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction (including essays and life writing) of up to 3,000 words on the theme of ‘Land.’ Shorter works such as flash fiction are also welcome, as are works that challenge genre boundaries.

Land. Earth. Country. Eco-Writing. Nation. Borders. Dispossession. Diaspora.

Creative interpretations of the theme are welcome. For a sense of what we publish, have a look at Issue 1 here: https://saltbushreview.com/issue-1/

Submissions are open to all, but we particularly welcome work from South Australian and regional writers, emerging writers, First Nations and POC writers, the LGBTQI+ community, and writers with a disability.

Please send submissions in a Word document using Times New Roman size 12 font and 1.5 line spacing to saltbushreview@gmail.com by the 25th of February 2022. Please also include a 50 word biographical statement. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We look forward to reading your writing!

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Launch Night

We have launched our first issue! On the 3rd of November we held a launch night to celebrate Issue 1 being released into the world. A huge thank you to our friends at No Wave Adelaide and The Wheatsheaf for supporting the night, as well as the JM Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice and the English and Creative Writing Department at the University of Adelaide.

Five contributors to the journal, Jane Turner Goldsmith, Camille Rouliere, Stephen Orr, Rachael Mead, and Heather Taylor-Johnson, read their wonderful work to a packed audience. The event was MC’ed by Jane Costessi. We were thrilled at the enthusiasm and support for the journal from the community.

Submissions Open for Issue 2

Submissions are currently open!

For our second issue we are seeking submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction (including essays and life writing) of up to 3,000 words on the theme of ‘Land.’ Shorter works such as flash fiction are also welcome, as are works that challenge genre boundaries.

Land. Earth. Country. Eco-Writing. Nation. Borders. Dispossession. Diaspora.

Creative interpretations of the theme are welcome. For a sense of what we publish, have a look at Issue 1 here: https://saltbushreview.com/issue-1/

Submissions are open to all, but we particularly welcome work from South Australian and regional writers, emerging writers, First Nations and POC writers, the LGBTQI+ community, and writers with a disability.

Please send submissions in a Word document using Times New Roman size 12 font and 1.5 line spacing to saltbushreview@gmail.com by the 31st of January 2022. Please also include a 50 word biographical statement. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We look forward to reading your writing!

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Now Seeking Poetry!

The Saltbush Review is now open for Poetry Submissions!

Due to overwhelming interest, we are extending our general submissions deadline and opening the journal to Poetry!

Poetry has always been a planned part of The Saltbush Review, and we are delighted to be able to bring this section of the journal to life sooner than anticipated.

Our new submissions deadline for all works, both prose and poetry, is now the 30th of June 2021.

The theme for our inaugural issue is ‘Water.’

For more details of the theme and the submissions guidelines, have a look at our website here: Submissions – The Saltbush Review

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We can’t wait to read your work!