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Subscribe to receive every issue of HEAT, Australia’s celebrated international literary journal

HEAT’s third series will begin publication in February 2022 in a new print format published six times per year, featuring short stories, essays, and poetry from Australian and overseas writers of the highest quality.

First published in 1996, HEAT returns after a decade-long hiatus with a renewed commitment to challenge convention and spark international exchange. 

A subscription to HEAT supports independent literary publishing and enables us to cultivate and champion innovative, adventurous writing.

Subscriptions are available, inclusive of postage, for readers in Australia and abroad. For full subscription details please see below.

Subscription Details

Payments and renewal

The full cost of your chosen plan is payable upfront and will auto-renew annually. You will receive a reminder before your subscription renewal is due. Please contact if you prefer not to be billed automatically.

Gift subscriptions

Subscriptions can be purchased as gifts. You will be prompted to enter the recipient’s email address at the checkout, creating an account which allows them to receive updates about their subscription. This cannot be the same email address used to place the order. The recipient will be sent a welcome email asking them to confirm their postal address.

Subscriptions can also be purchased as gifts without providing an email address for the recipient. Enter the recipient’s postal address at checkout and indicate in the ‘Order notes’ section that the subscription is a gift. All updates will be sent to the email address used to place the order.


Publication schedule

HEAT is published six times a year. In 2022 issues are scheduled for February, April, June, August, October and December. Issues are posted to subscribers as soon as they are printed.


International subscriptions

Subscriptions to locations outside Australia include postage in the purchase price. We send internationally using Australia Post’s untracked Economy Air service. Please be aware that some locations may charge additional taxes, duties, or customs fees. If you live outside the regions listed above please contact us for further information.


Digital access

HEAT will be available from ebook retailers, with further information to be provided closer to publication. We understand that some formats will not be accessible to all readers. If you are a reader with specific access requirements, please contact



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