About us

Antic is a not-for-profit online literary magazine of new writing in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and criticism, featuring the works of new, emerging and established Australian writers, as well as a smattering of international ones. We promote the writers we publish and strive to bring their words, their ideas and their genius, to greater audiences. Some of the pieces we publish will be accompanied by commentary that offers a deeper exploration of that work in terms of its craft and technique.


Our website is currently being designed.

For within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits,
Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp,
Allowing him a breath, a little scene



  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Poetry (we are no longer accepting submissions)
  • Reviews and criticism

First edition deadline: 
30 April, 2016


Antic is a not-for-profit online literary magazine that does not currently receive arts funding. We do, however, pay all our writers. All contributors – new, emerging or established – will, for the time being, receive A$50.00 for 2000-3000 word pieces in any category. 

We are not able to respond to queries on the progress of your submission. The editorial team does not provide feedback on unaccepted submissions.


Antic’s editorial and publicity team do not receive payment.


Upon submission and receipt of payment, the writer acknowledges that they are granting Antic:

  • Non-exclusive digital and archiving rights
  • Non-exclusive reproduction rights (though these are open to renegotiation at a later date if needed)

Antic is

Sabita Naheswaran
Publisher & Managing Editor


Julian Novitz


Aaron Mannion


Kirstin Corcoran
Poetry & Publicity Director


Katerina Bryant