Hermes is our annual journal which publishes a variety of creative works created by USYD students. The University of Sydney Union has proudly published Hermes since 1886 which gives it bragging rights as Australia’s oldest literary journal. 


This year Hermes has been included in a brand new and exciting collaboration called The USU Creative Awards. The USU Creative Awards is collaboration between previously separate programs; Verge Awards, Hermes, Band Comp and DJ Comp.

Hermes will be acting as the printed Creative Catalogue and publishing a wider range of works in 2017. Students submitting their work via the USU Creative Awards will now have access to multiple opportunities via one simple entry form which gives you a chance to get published in Hermes, win prize money and maybe even display your works at our very own Verge Gallery!!
To find out more and to submit your work, apply here.  


Where do I get a copy of Hermes?
The 2016 edition can be picked up at The ACCESS Desk or ISL Lounges. If you would like a copy of Hermes 2016 posted to you, please email Past copies can be viewed at Fisher Library.

When will the Editor positions be open and how do I apply?
Positions are now open!!  Applications close 10am on 29 May 2017. For more information on the job description and to apply head over to the Work for Us page.

Will Hermes have a theme this year?
No. We’ve opened it up so if you have something that you’d like to submit a piece that hasn’t fit into previous themes, now is your chance. We’d love to see it!
Have the guidelines changed?
Yes – please refer to the new USU Creative Awards Guidelines