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

Hermes acts as the printed Creative Catalogue for the USU Creative Awards. Each year talented students who submit their work via The USU Creative Awards get a chance to get published in Hermes, win prize money and maybe even have their works displayed professionally at our very own Verge Gallery.

To find out more and to submit your work, visit our USU Creative Awards page.


Where do I get my copy of Hermes?
The 2018 edition can be picked up Verge Gallery, The ACCESS Desk or ISL Lounges. If you would like a copy of Hermes 2018 posted to you, please email Past copies can be viewed at Fisher Library.

When will the 2019 Editor positions be open and how do I apply?
Dates are not available yet. Please keep an eye out on our Work for Us

Does Hermes have a theme?

Will a PDF of the 2018 catalogue be available online?
Yes – in few months.

For any further enquiries, please email

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