Science  Write  Now

Submissions for Issue #10 'Underground' are now closed.
What science can we find beneath our feet? The mysteries of mycology, labs beneath the earth that explore dark matter, or seed banks that prepare us for the apocalypse? How are art and writing shaped by burrowing or building in terra firma? In this issue, based around the theme of ‘Underground’, we seek new and previously-published craft or creative nonfiction essays, fiction, memoir, and poetry that explores the science of the subterranean.

Submit via Submittable.
Submissions close March 15, 2024

We welcome submissions from anywhere in the world. We publish new and reprinted original work. We pay $0.30AUD/word up to $390AUD for new writing, $70AUD for a single poem or $180AUD for three poems, $40AUD for reprint stories or essays, and $20AUD for reprint poems. We rely on funding and donations and have introduced a $3.00 AUD submission fee to ensure our content remains accessible and open access. Please note that we offer a fee waiver for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and anyone undergoing financial hardship—please email your work directly to