Hermes Literary Journal


Hermes is Australia's oldest literary journal and has been published by the University of Sydney Union since 1886. Hermes publishes a wide range of creative material including poetry, prose and various forms of visual art gathered from USYD students, staff and alumni.

Each year a fresh team of four student editors work over 4 months to bring the journal to life by choose an exciting theme and selecting the best pieces to publish. The journal is launched annually as part of Verge Festival in October.

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Hermes 2016 Editor Applications Now Open

We're looking for 4 student editors to bring Hermes to life in 2016.

Find out more and apply today. 

Applications close 10am Friday 22 April.

Hermes 2015 Edition

Hermes 2015 edition, 'Manufactured', was launched at the Verge Gallery with readings from our talented contributors, and inspiring words from our guest speaker, the celebrated Australian writer David Malouf.

Limited free physical copies are available from the ACCESS Desk in Manning - or you can 
download a PDF copy.

Thanks to our editors Maddy, Elle, Phoebe, and Tahlia and to all our wonderful contributors.