Remaking the Balance


How can we do more with what we have?

Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance explores our relationship with all that's animal, mineral, vegetable and more.

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Submissions now open – Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia!

Submissions now open – Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia!


There's no place like utopia – but is an ideal society really so unattainable?

Submissions are now open for Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! Find out more here and submit via Submittable by 25 March 2021.

Submissions now open: Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition

Submissions now open: Griffith Review Emerging Voices Competition


Calling all emerging writers: Griffith Review is approaching its seventy-fifth edition, and we want your words to help us celebrate.

Submissions are now open for our Emerging Voices competition: find out more here and submit via Submittable by 15 March 2021.

The Elemental Summer

The Elemental Summer


Griffith Review's new print and online series, The Elemental Summer, follows our unfolding climate emergency.

Featuring essays by some of Australia's leading thinkers on climate, including James Bradley, Rebecca Giggs, Bruce Pascoe, Joëlle Gergis and Tyson Yunkaporta.

A dream that cannot be denied

A dream that cannot be denied


In October 2017 the federal government rejected proposals for a Voice to Parliament called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Here, to mark the third anniversary of that rejection, Thomas Mayor, a stalwart champion of its cause, uncovers the deep roots of Aboriginal protest and resistance that fed into the Statement as he traces the long walk to Freedom Day.

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EDITION 71
Remaking the Balance
Can we refashion the relationship between what we need and what we nurture? Can we forge a new equilibrium to sustain us into the twenty-first century?

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EDITION 72
States of Mind
How do we conceptualise our psychological, existential and political condition? States of Mind examines the parameters of our cognitive landscapes – and how far they might take us.
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