Do you want to write for the Sydney Review of Books? We are always happy to hear from prospective new writers. Please send pitches, expressions of interest and queries to

Your pitch should be 300-500w long and identify the books or topics you’d like to cover, and explain your approach. We work on a pitch basis so please don’t send us complete essays when you initially make contact. The best way to get a sense of what we do publish on the website is to look through our archive. Everything we publish is free.

The Sydney Review of Books is committed to publishing the work of a diverse cohort of essayists. We don’t commission on a quota system but we do pay attention to gender and other metrics. We strongly encourage essayists from diverse backgrounds to submit pitches to the Sydney Review of Books.

We do not publish fiction or poetry on the Sydney Review of Books.

See our list of contributors.