Transportation Press publishes contemporary short stories from Tasmania, and around the world. Our next collection will include writers from Tasmania, Iran and India, and is now open for submissions of short stories of up to 5000 words. There is no theme and we are open to work of all genres including comics. The work must be unpublished and original, and in English.

To get a sense of the work we have previously published, our backlist is available for purchase here.

So, if you are a writer from Tasmania, Iran or India, at any stage of your career, we welcome your contributions before our deadline of July 8, 2018. Send all work as a word attachment with a 50 word bio in the body of the email to

Entry fee is $3AUD and must be paid at the time of submission. Click here to pay. All selected writers will be paid $250 for their work.

This work will be published in late 2018/early 2019, pending dosh, but we’re confident we can raise what we need.

Our editors for this collection are Shirindokht Nourmanesh (Iran), Kulpreet Yadav (India) and Rachel Edwards (Tasmania).

To date we can confirm that work from Booker shortlisted writer Jeet Thayil (Narcopolis) and Stella shortlister, Shokoofeh Azar (The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree) will be included in this collection.

We pay all writers in our collections though are not yet able to pay for online work.

We publish regular new work and projects on our website. If you would like to write for our website, please email us a short pitch.

If you have a longer manuscript for consideration, please email with details of your work. We do not have immediate plans to publish other work, though we are still interested to see what you’ve got.