About Us

Quarterly Essay is a trailblazing Australian journal of politics and culture. Each issue contains a single essay written at a length of about 25,000 words, followed by correspondence on previous essays. Quarterly Essay aims to present the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. Several essays have won literary awards. Authors include Tim Flannery, Don Watson, Robyn Davidson, Robert Manne, Germaine Greer, Annabel Crabb and David Marr.

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Please note, Quarterly Essay accepts correspondence on the current issue, of any length between 500 and 2000 words, with a preference for brevity. A selection of this correspondence is published in the subsequent issue. All published respondents receive a two-year subscription.

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