Submission Guidelines

Divan Poetry Journal will be open for submissions from 5 September 2013. Please send up to 100 lines of unpublished poetry (Cyberpoetry is also welcome), along with a biography of up to 50 words. A head-and-shoulders photograph would be appreciated, but is optional. You can email your submission to, or send them to

Earl Livings
Editor, Divan
c/o Professional Writing and Editing
Centre for Creative Industries
Box Hill Institute
PO Bag 2014
Box Hill 3128
Victoria Australia

As I am contacted every now and then by overseas writers inquiring about submitting to Divan, I would like to remind interested poets that this journal only publishes the work of Australian poets, those born here or permanently settled here. This restriction was instituted for the first issue in order to encourage Australian poets at all levels of proficiency and is likely to remain the policy of the journal for the foreseeable future. Might I also remind possible contributors that ‘unpublished’ means not published in print or electronic form.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with and thank you for your interest in and support for the journal.

Earl Livings
Editor, Divan, Australia’s first all-Australian online poetry journal.


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