About the journal

Not Very Quiet is an online journal for women’s poetry from Australia and overseas.

Our mission is first and foremost to publish poetry by women on topics and issues that matter.

We aim to encourage, respect, support and strengthen women’s writing by providing an online platform to reach as wide an audience of readers as possible.

We are looking for poetry that has heart and is memorable.

We welcome wit and humour. We welcome poems that try out something new, that break through a barrier …

( See Submissions to find out more )

The details

  • Two issues per year – spring and autumn (southern hemisphere)
  • Issue 1 will be published in early September 2017
  • Submissions for Issue 1 open 20 March to 1 July 2017

Each issue will be themed and the theme presented as a quote by a woman author/poet. We will provide as large a variety of quotes from our interests as we can.

Submissions will be accepted anonymously via Submittable – it is vital that poems are chosen for the words on the page rather than the poet who wrote them.

We will celebrate the broad church that is women’s poetry. We will not publish rant or words for their own sake.

We will invite guest editors to extend the appeal and sensibility of the journal to a wide range of women poets and readers. The guest editors will be able to shape the issue through their selection of themes, quotes and home page images.

Editors of Issue 1Moya Pacey and Sandra Renew
Website: Tikka Wilson