On Friday my #8WordStory appeared on Brisbane’s digital billboard’s.


Thanks to Queensland Writers Centre for their support and Ray See for the photo.

You can read more about and join the #8WordStory project here and follow on Twitter.


This is the end, beautiful friend …

Yes, yes, it’s true.

If you missed our announcement on Twitter yesterday, here it is: our forthcoming Issue 20 is going to be the final issue of Tincture Journal. Our last hurrah!

We’ll have more to say in the final editorial, but the short version is that after 5 years and 20 issues it feels right to step aside and cede some ground for newer publications to flourish. Let’s hope they do!

Issue 20 will be released on 1st December and it’s going to be FANTASTIC, so stay tuned for that. We’ll also be working on making the full archive of Tincture back issues easily and freely accessible in all formats (including PDF) and at the NLA. We’ve gathered a remarkable showcase of Australian and international writing and we want it to live on.

Thanks everyone for all your support over time and of course a special thanks to the other volunteers who’ve come along for this ride with me and put in a lot of hard work.

Daniel Young, Tincture Journal founder and editor

Tincture Journal Issue 20 poetry submissions

Poetry submissions for Issue 20 (December 2017) will be open from 13 Sept – 13 Oct. Please send up to five poems in a single file. In the interests of diversity, please note that we are highly unlikely to publish your work in two consecutive issues unless it’s part of a continuing series that we’ve already agreed upon.

We have an Australian focus, but consider writers from all around the world. We would particularly like to see some more English writing from the Asia Pacific region and by Indigenous Australians and Indigenous people around the world. We are committed to publishing a diverse range of voices, including diversity of race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and writing experience.

We look forward to reading your submissions!