Editor Sally Heath
First issue 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 of 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 EditorsEdit

  • Current: Sally Heath

Poetry EditorsEdit

dates not known: Coral Hull

Current Editorial DetailsEdit

Address: 187 Grattan Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053, Australia.

See alsoEdit



  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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