Welcome to BITE: the ACT Writers Centre magazine, exclusively for members

About BITE

The ACT Writers Centre relaunched its member magazine in 2017 with a new look, a new name and fresh content for our readers.

BITE has evolved from the success of our former magazine, ACT Write which was in print for over ten years. We have brought the best elements of ACT Write back, with some bold new ideas in a book-shelf worthy volume for our loyal readers.

The 50-60 page full-colour publication is focused on providing readers with publishing and engagement opportunities with the broader community in ACT and further afield. Our readers include members of the ACT Writers Centre, key government and arts stakeholders and a range of writing organisations across the country.

All issues of BITE can be downloaded by members as .pdf files from our online store.

Editorial submissions to BITE

We are interested in hearing from writers who would like to submit to BITE magazine. Please note, each issue has a theme and strict page limit so we may ask you to develop or tailor content accordingly. When submitting to BITE, please consider the following thematic sections of the magazine and indicate which section your work suits.

  1. Extract – extracts from recent published works by ACT writers
  2. Lit Scene – information about literary groups in the ACT or online groups
  3. Feature – articles about every aspect of writing and publishing
  4. Profile – Q&As with authors, agents and publishers

More details about submitting to BITE, including how to submit, are at our BITE magazine submissions portal.

Advertising in BITE

BITE is a beautifully-designed, professionally-printed publication with a niche audience and a strong readership base. By advertising in BITE, you will be reaching a section of the community who are highly engaged and interested in a range of services and products, particularly to support their writing process.

Advertising submissions are currently being accepted for our next issue of BITE magazine. All advertising is subject to approval by the ACT Writers Centre editorial team.

Advertising rates

All advertisements must be supplied in full colour with appropriate trim to suit the specifications supplied.

Full page: $400.00 per issue, $750.00 for two issues
Half page: $200.00 per issue, $350.00 for two issues
Back cover full: $800.00 per issue
Insert: $250.00 per issue

Special edition: an issue of BITE magazine may be produced in partnership with your organisation to include a detailed editorial and advertising mix. Rates available on application.


For advertising and editorial submission information, please contact the Communications Officer on communication@actwriters.org.au (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only).