About Snorkel   ISSN 1833-7880


Snorkel is an online literary magazine with a special interest in bringing together the creative writings of Australians and New Zealanders, while also welcoming submissions from the wider international community.

Snorkel is published twice yearly, with Snorkel #2 due for launch in October 2005.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions to Snorkel are by email. Only previously unpublished work is considered. Send up to 5 poems and/or 2 prose pieces as attachments in either Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format, or as text included in the body of the email, to snorkel@snorkel.org.au.

Submissions to Snorkel #2 close on 15 August 2005.

Please allow 6 weeks from the closing date for notification of acceptance or rejection. Snorkel is unable to offer payment for submissions, or engage in correspondence regarding individual submissions. For accepted work, copyright reverts to the author upon publication.


Cath Vidler · Editor · Cath Vidler’s poems have appeared in Sport and Turbine in New Zealand, and Cordite in Australia. Cath now lives in Sydney, having spent the last three years in Wellington, New Zealand, where she was a legal researcher at Victoria University and a student at the International Institute of Modern Letters.

Nick Riemer · Associate Editor · Nick Riemer is an Australian poet and linguist, currently living in Paris. He is the author of Falling Objects (Vagabond Press, 1999) and James stinks and so does Chuck (Puncher & Wattman, forthcoming 2005).

Nick Smith · Design and Photography · Nick Smith is a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sydney; previously he was at Victoria University of Wellington. He makes electronic music under the pseudonym Partial Order. Cover: Ships off Newcastle, Australia.


Many thanks to Bill Manhire, Chris Price, Vanessa Smith and Vivian Smith for their assistance and support.


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Ancient Chinese Snorkel Recipe

Take a real rhinoceros horn,
more than a foot long and carve

on it the shape of a fish,
then put one end

in your mouth and enter
the water — the water

will open out three feet
on all sides of you

and you will be able to breathe
out underwater.