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Editor Zora Sanders
First issue December 1940 (1940-12)
Company Melbourne University Press

Meanjin is an Australian literary journal. The name - pronounced Mee-AN-jin - is derived from an Aboriginal word for the land where the city Brisbane is located.

It was founded in December 1940,[1] in Brisbane, by Clem Christesen. It was published as Meanjin Papers until 1947, Meanjin from 1947 to 1960, Meanjin Quarterly from 1961 to 1976, and again as Meanjin since 1976.[2] The editorial offices moved to Melbourne in 1945. It is now a subsidiary of the University of Melbourne.


Meanjin publishes

  • poetry
  • fiction
  • graphic novels
  • reflective and scholarly essays
  • memoirs
  • commentary
  • review essays
  • interviews


Fiction Editors[edit]

  • Current: Sally Heath

Poetry Editors[edit]

dates not known: Coral Hull

Current Editorial Details[edit]

Address: Melbourne University Publishing Level 1, 11-15 Argyle Place South, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia.


  1. ^ "Australian Magazines of the Twentieth Century". Austlit. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Australian Poets and Their Works, by William Wilde. Oxford University Press, 1996


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