We don’t mean the eight-season Showtime drama starring Mary-Louise Parker… unless you can convince us that we do. WEEDS are at once slapdash and punctilious in their efforts to evade order—growing in pavement cracks, springing up and spreading out in between the planted rows of suburban gardens. They’re anathema to a manicured lawn, territorial and shape-shifting. But are they an object of horror, or of ground-altering potential? Send us your poems that twist through the gaps, your stories that creep up slowly and insistently, your essays that grow despite it all, and your art, photography, or comics which picture the things hidden underneath life as we’ve planned it.

General submissions closed


Extra week for SUBSCRIBERS ONLY open until 11.59pm (AEDT) Wednesday 10 August 2022!

The Suburban Review does not accept previously published submissions.

We allow simultaneous submissions. If it’s been accepted elsewhere just email us at with “Withdrawing submission” as your subject line. We only allow one submission per person (that means you need to choose if you want to submit fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics, or art). To submit poetry (that’s a maximum of 3 poems), make sure all the poems are in a single document. 


We accept rolling submissions of comics and art. Send a sample of your work to at any time. For the submissions period of this issue, you are also welcome to submit your work through our formal submissions process.