Submit your writing or art to the archipelago

the archipelago is actively looking to publish your:

  • Short stories, fiction, autobiography
  • Personal essays, news articles
  • Poetry
  • Fine Art, Photography & Film

We welcome writers and artists from any location, it does not matter what citizenship you hold. See below about submission languages.

Our priority is publishing the work of refugee, people of colour and First Nations writers and artists.

Send your work by email to [email protected] We prefer reading complete works, but also accept pitches for a piece you intend to create.

Make sure to tell us a bit about yourself in your email.

We are only able to reply to successful pitches. Note that we only consider original works, we will not consider works that have previously been published elsewhere.

Payment rates are between $100-$200 depending on the length and complexity of the work. All amounts are in Australian dollars.


Language and Translation

We accept works in فارسی ,  اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ , Somali, မြန်မာဘာသာ, bahasa Indonesia, español, français and English.

We are open to reviewing writing that has been translated to English for the first time, as long as it is accompanied by the original.

We’re always looking for volunteer translators, especially for bahasa Indonesia. If you may be able to help, please sign up to our creative volunteer network


Mentorship & Training for new writers

We are looking for new writers from refugee or migrant backgrounds who we can welcome into our writers collective, as well as more experienced writers to help us mentor new members.

If you are a new writer we welcome you to email us ([email protected]) and tell us about who you are and what you are interested in writing.

If you would like to be a mentor, please see our creative volunteer network.