Griffith Review is designed to foster and inform public debate and to provide a bridge between the expertise of specialists and the curiosity of readers. We wish to give writers the space to explore issues at greater length, with more time for reflection than is possible under the relentless pressure of daily events. Our aim is to provide the opportunity for established and emerging writers, thinkers and artists to tease out complexity and contradiction and propose new ways of thinking and seeing. Check out our writers' guidelines for further information.


Future editions

Four times a year, Griffith Review provides a new perspective on some of the most fascinating issues of the day, featuring different voices every time. We seek submissions of essays and creative non-fiction, reportage, fiction, poetry, memoir and picture stories that address this year of change.



Griffith Review's 2021 editions will be announced in July 2020. Please register to receive our newsletter and follow us on social media to be kept informed.

2020 – A Year of Transformations

In 2020, in a world where incessant change has become the new normal, Griffith Review focuses on the phenomenon of transformation, from the processes that are reshaping the institutional and the geopolitical to the repercussions felt at the most personal and intimate of levels. Interrogating metamorphosis, conversion and adaptation, our editions set out to explore the differing experiences of a world in flux, a world where everything is in play.

Follow the links below to learn more about all four editions of Griffith Review in 2020.

Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust
Edited by Ashley Hay
Submissions now closed.
Publication date: 4 February 2020

Griffith Review 68: Getting On
Edited by Ashley Hay
Submissions now closed.
Publication date: 28 April 2020

Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange
Edited by Ashley Hay and Natasha Cica
Submissions now closed.
Publication date: 28 July 2020

Griffith Review 70: Generosities of Spirit – The Novella Project VIII
Edited by Ashley Hay
Poetry and novella submissions are now closed.
Publication date: November 2020

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