Escape Routes


Sometimes, we all need to get away...

From mermaids and space matriarchs to fresh starts and flights of fancy, Escape Routes explores what it means to break out and break free.

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Submissions now open – Griffith Review Emerging Voices competition

Submissions now open – Griffith Review Emerging Voices competition


Calling all emerging writers: Griffith Review's second Emerging Voices competition is now open!

We're looking for standout fiction or non-fiction on any theme you like. Find out more here and submit via Submittable by 18 March 2022.

New Summer Series

New Summer Series


Our new summer series has landed!

A collaboration between The Finishing School, Parramatta Artists' Studios and Griffith ReviewArt Lives Here features five essays by award-winning writers on the work of five dynamic contemporary visual artists.

 

Poetry submissions open for Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning

Poetry submissions open for Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning


How can we begin to imagine a better future without a full recognition of the past and a full recognition of the moral force of First Nations? And how can this examination and exchange take place in an era of quick assumptions and divides, alternative facts and cancellations?

Poetry submissions are open now for Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning. Find out more here and submit via Submittable by 15 February 2022.

Image credit: Michael Cook, Undiscovered #3 (2010)

 

Five things to care about

Five things to care about


To a far greater extent than many realise, our system of governance depends on people – their ability and willingness to do the right thing.

Political scientist Anne Tiernan explores the crisis facing contemporary democracy – and what we need to do to save it.

Read the series in full here.

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  • Escape rooms
    THE RAINBOW LORIKEET – a fledgling, brilliant green with texta-colour highlights – stumbled around like a person too long at a party. It tripped on the roots of the fig tree it should have been in, not under. It sw...
  • Within my blood, this love for land
    THE SUN IS bright and hard, the ferries and buildings glinting silver the day I catch the train to Sydney’s Circular Quay. I’m here to see Mehwish Iqbal’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia as part of The National biennial showcas...
  • Character
    In a president, character is everything. A president doesn’t have to be brilliant: Harry Truman wasn’t brilliant, and he helped save Western Europe from Stalin. He doesn’t have to be clever; you can hire clever… ...

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EDITION 74
Escape Routes
From mermaids and space matriarchs to fresh starts and flights of fancy, Escape Routes explores what it means to break out and break free.

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EDITION 75
Learning Curves
Education never ends, as Sherlock Holmes once told Watson – but where does it begin? And how many different paths can we take on the journey to knowledge?
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