Wartime is a quarterly popular history magazine focusing on the Australian experience of war.

Target readership

Those with an interest in Australian history and military affairs. We aim to publish pieces written in a lively and entertaining style, for both an interested and professional audience. We are unable to accept works of fiction, creative writing or poetry for publication.

Submission information

  • Please email or write to discuss ideas first
  • Maximum word length – 2,000 words
  • We do not usually include footnotes or references, but an indication of further reading is sometimes useful
  • Submit via email attachment, or disk – IBM (preferred) or Mac. (Double-spaced hardcopy, but only if electronic submission is not possible.)
  • Please do NOT send transparencies, photographs, illustrations, or maps until asked to do so.  However, it is helpful to indicate up front what relevant material you have that might be used to illustrate the piece
  • We pay $300 per 1,000 words (at Editor’s discretion).

Pieces submitted to Wartime are considered by Memorial historians at regular editorial meetings. The editorial board reserves the right to accept or reject material for publication.

Editorial contact

Editor, Wartime
Military History Section
Australian War Memorial
GPO Box 345
Email: wartime@awm.gov.au