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 #18 due for launch in October 2013.

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, Snorkel #8 appeared in October 2008, Snorkel #9 appeared in April 2009, Snorkel #10 appeared in October 2010, Snorkel #11 appeared in April 2010, Snorkel #12 appeared in October 2010, Snorkel #13 appeared in April 2011, Snorkel #14 appeared in October 2011, Snorkel #15 appeared in April 2012 and Snorkel #16 appeared in October 2012.

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 Only previously unpublished work is considered.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 #18 close on 15 August 2013.

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.

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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 Southerly, Sport, HEAT, Quadrant, Turbine, Cordite, Otoliths, Antipodes and Famous Reporter. Her chapbook Cloud Theory was published by Puncher and Wattmann in 2007 and her first collection of poems, Furious Triangle, was published by Puncher and Wattmann in June 2011. Cath lives in Sydney, having previously spent a number of years in Wellington, New Zealand.

Nick Smith · Design and Photography · Nick Smith is an academic at the University of Sydney; previously he was at Victoria University of Wellington. He makes music under the pseudonym Partial Order. Cover: Sydney, Australia.


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