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 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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Exploring the deviant, the crooked, and the experimental. The murky line between straight and distorted is brought into scrutiny. How are you warped? What is warped?
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! If you’re a University of Sydney student, staff member, or alumnus, we want you to stimulate us. Exploit us. Show us your corporeal content. Dissect us and deform us and warp your norm and our norm.
We accept all forms of work, including (but not limited to) poetry, prose fiction/non-fiction, illustrations, photography – anything we can publish. If you’re unsure, or if you want to submit a performance piece, sculpture, or anything else that requires physicality for the launch event, contact us at
Have something you’d like to submit? Apply today!
1) Download the submission guidelines
2) Complete and upload your works using the online submission form
Submission close: 11:59pm Wednesday 3 August 2016
For any enquiries please email us at 
Michael and Marilyn
Hermes Editors 2016