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 #10 due for launch in October 2009.

Snorkel #1 appeared in April 2005, Snorkel #2 appeared in October 2005, Snorkel #3 appeared in April 2006, Snorkel #4 appeared in October 2006, Snorkel #5 appeared in April 2007, Snorkel #6 appeared in October 2007, Snorkel #7 appeared in April 2008, and Snorkel #8 appeared in October 2008.

Snorkel is archived in PANDORA at the National Library of Australia.

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Submission Guidelines

Submissions to Snorkel are by email. Only previously unpublished work is considered. Send up to 5 poems and/or 2 prose pieces (preferred word limit for prose 3,000 words per piece) 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 #10 close on 15 August 2009.

Please allow 8 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.

The Book Room

In our book room, you can snorkel the Amazon for books by Snorkel contributors.


Cath Vidler · Editor · Cath Vidler’s poems have appeared in various literary magazines including Sport, Turbine, Cordite, Otoliths, HEAT and Famous Reporter. Her chapbook Cloud Theory was published by Puncher and Wattmann in 2007. Cath lives in Sydney, having previously spent a number of years in Wellington, New Zealand. Her blog, The List Server, serves lists on a regular basis.

Nick Riemer · Associate Editor · Nick Riemer is the author of Falling Objects (Vagabond, 1999) and James Stinks (and so does Chuck) (Puncher & Wattmann, 2005). He lives and works in Sydney.

Nick Smith · Design · 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.

Gabrielle Smith · Guest Photographer · Cover: Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France.


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