Most frequent questions and answers.


We accept submissions via email only. 

We do not accept postal submissions. 

We want content creators to see Rollick as a valuable destination for unique and challenging material. As a result, we are happy to accept multiple submissions, as long as they don’t exceed our quotas.

You can submit up to three short stories or essays (of up to five thousand words), and up to six poems at a time. Visual artists, illustrators, or new media creators can submit up to six works.

Where multiple works of poetry are being submitted, these should be combined into a single document and sent as an attachment to a single email.

We ask that you please wait until you hear back from us before submitting new work for consideration.

If you have not received a response from us within 45 days, we will be happy to respond to your e-mail inquiries.

Rollick Magazine does not charge submission fees when offering contributors the opportunity to publish with us. By removing this barrier to entry, we hope to give aspiring, emerging and established writers and artists the chance to connect with our brilliant content and audience.

Please note that Rollick Magazine has very strict guidelines about simultaneous publications (although simultaneous submissions are a-ok!). The distinction between these two terms are explained below.

Simultaneous Submissions – Rollick Magazine is happy to accept simultaneous submissions. This means if you have work(s) that you would like to see published, we don’t mind if you send it to us, as well as a few other publishers, too. This is a great way to circulate your work and gauge the interest it generates.

Simultaneous Publications – While Rollick Magazine is happy to accommodate simultaneous submissions, we do not accommodate simultaneous publications. Accordingly, if your work is accepted by another publication, and you wish to go ahead with that publication, please do let us know, so we can pull your work from consideration in Rollick Magazine.

Please observe the following guidelines when determining the suitability of work(s) on the question of simultaneous publication.

All the works published by Rollick Magazine must be unique to this publication. This means that:

  • We do not accept for publication any work that has already been published elsewhere; and
  • We will have to pull from publication any work that is found to be published by other publications.

Part of the Rollick Magazine mandate is to publish unique and engaging content. In order to do this, we need to ensure that the works we publish are distinctive to our publication so that Rollick Magazine can  truly be a destination for rare and distinctive content.


Our response time varies from two to eight weeks. Because we are an online magazine with rolling submissions and a time-sensitive award, we will do our best to get through submissions as quickly as possible and let you know how your content has been received.

Submissions may be sent to us at any time, year-round. Just take a look at our theme, and send us your work.

Submissions are read by a panel of editors who facilitate Rollick’s selection process. These editors are highly qualified professionals, with extensive experience and expertise in the literary and visual arts. Many have advanced degrees in writing, publishing and arts management. All editors who hold positions on Rollick’s selection panel have been meticulously vetted, and are dedicated to the pursuit of publishing meaningful and quality content in Rollick.

Publishing with Rollick

Works are selected for publication in Rollick through a democratic process facilitated by the editorial panel. All submissions are read or viewed by the editorial panel. The editors will discuss the works, and a vote is undertaken to determine whether works will be run, held, or passed on. Where works hold potential, but need a little work, we will grant subscribers provisional offers to publish. In other instances, works may be held for publication upcoming issues.

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Terms and Conditions

If Rollick publishes Work(s) that you think infringes your copyright, please email us at info [at] rollickmag.com and we’ll address your concerns. If we determine we’ve made a mistake, the Work(s) will be immediately withdrawn from the publication.

However, if the Work(s) falls into one of the categories listed above (see the Contributor Submissions section), and we believe that our use is legitimate, we may not remove it from the site. If you’ve corresponded with Rollick and thereafter choose to pursue a letter of demand for breach of copyright, please note that we’ll respond only to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).

To file a letter of demand for breach of copyright, you must provide a written communication (by email—to info [at ] rollickmag.com —with an attached and signed PDF) that sets forth the items specified below. If we do not respond in 10 business days, please write again.

To enable us to address your concerns, please provide the following information:

  • outline your exclusive rights as the copyright owner (including the exact URL of the page containing the alleged infringement that you want removed);
  • explain how the recipient has infringed these rights;
  • outline how you would like to remedy the situation;
  • advise that if an adequate response is not received in a specified amount of time the writer has the right to commence legal proceedings; and
  • provide a document which can be used as evidence in any court proceedings to prove that you informed the recipient of your rights and gave them an opportunity to rectify the breach.

Please also provide us with contact information, including an email address, as well as a phone number.

Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and legal fees) if you materially misrepresent that any material on Rollick infringes your copyrights.

You agree that if you submit Work(s) to Rollick you shall be solely responsible for your own Work(s) and the consequences of posting or publishing such. When submitting Work(s), you affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorise us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all Work(s) to enable inclusion and use of the Work(s) in the manner contemplated by Rollick, in accordance with these Terms of Use.

You retain all of your copyright rights in your Work(s), except as set forth herein. By submitting Work(s) to Rollick, you:

  1. hereby grant Rollick a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licenseable, assignable and transferable license to display, perform, use, reproduce, distribute, publish, create derivative works of, perform, edit and disseminate by all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, create derivative works based thereon, and/or insert the Work(s) in connection with Rollick’s publishing activities;
  2. grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access your Work(s) through the Site, and distribute or share the Work(s) as permitted through the functionality of the Site and under these Terms of Use;
  3. you are not entitled to any compensation for any Work(s) for any reason, unless expressly agreed to by the written consent of all parties;
  4. we do not endorse any Work(s) or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with Work(s).

We will remove certain content if properly notified that such Work(s) infringe on another’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to remove Work(s) without prior notice.

In other words, what we are saying is: If you send us a painting or a poem, or any other submission, you are agreeing that you own the work you sent us, and have the right to distribute and otherwise use it. When you send it to Rollick, you are giving us the right to feature it on our site, and in any Rollick-branded derivative work (eg: print publications or videos) in “perpetuity,” or “for as long as we’d like to.” Payment for any submission must be agreed upon in writing by both you and Rollick. Rollick reserves the right to take down submissions at any point.

Rollick permits it users to post comments on works and other content published on the Site. These comments are hosted on the Site and may be shared.

  1. Your display name will be seen by fellow Rollick users when you comment on posts. It will also be the name you use to log in to the site. Your safety matters, so please note that no last names, addresses, or other personally identifiable information are allowed as part of your display name, or in the body of your comment.
  2. Don’t be mean. Rollick Magazine seeks to inspire real engagement in the content we publish. Don’t make engaging with awesome material unpleasant for anyone.
  3. All comments on Rollick are moderated. This means that sometimes delays may happen, but please  be patient with us, we will move as fast as we can!
  4. We are hypervigilant about spam. As we are a publication dedicated to real engagement, we will not publish comments that contain irrelevant or unsolicited content for the purposes of advertising or phishing.
  5. In addition to this, we will not publish repetitive and indiscriminate messages that originate from the same source repeatedly or that are submitted from disposable email addresses using various aliases. These kinds of interactions undermine our pursuit of real engagement. Further to this, such comments would create an unfair disadvantage toward certain works and would undermine the legitimacy of our Most Popular Post Award. Accordingly, we use software to detect inauthentic interactions with our site, and have also trained our moderators to spot fraudulent comments. We take our mission to foster real engagement very seriously, so please be advised that spam of any kind (whether originating from spam bots or humans) will not be supported on this site.
  6. We reserve the right not to publish your comments.

Copyright is an important part of being a content creator in the digital era. To see Rollick Magazine’s policies on author’s rights, copyright, and site interaction, please view our Terms of Use.

Work(s) are any materials that have been submitted to Rollick by contributors, including images, video, sound, and text. The data and content on the Site, except Work(s), as well as the selection, organisation, coordination, compilation and overall look and feel of the Site (collectively, the “Collection”) are the intellectual property of Vanguard Creative Pty Ltd (“Rollick,” “we,” or “us”).

The copyright of Work(s) published by Rollick belong to the contributor. The copyright of the Collection belongs to Rollick.

You must own the intellectual property in Work(s) that you submit to Rollick. In accepting such Work(s), Rollick will take it as given that you have asserted such rights. In submitting Work(s) to Rollick, you are granting us the licence to publish the content on the the Rollick Magazine website.

All Work(s) will be correctly attributed to the contributor. Rollick will honour any requests to withdraw Work(s) from the publication. If any contributor wishes to withdraw their Work(s), they should contact us, and their material will be withdrawn.

Rollick reserves the right to publish or not publish submitted Work(s).