Tulpa is an Adelaide-based magazine focusing on the Arts Community in South Australia. Our aim is to give emerging and marginalised writers a safe space to publish their work. We accept work from writers of any age and experience level.

Tulpa prioritises submissions from writers living in South Australia but also accept work from anywhere in Australia. We publish online and are working towards producing a quarterly print magazine.

All submissions are blind-judged in order to give all contributors an equal chance to be accepted on the merits of their work alone. At the moment we are unable to pay contributors but hope to do so in the near future.

We accept:

  • Fiction (literary, speculative, mystery, fantasy, Sci-Fi)
  • Creative Non-fiction
  • Reviews
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Comics
  • Opinion Pieces


The Team

Lisandra Linde, Managing Editor
Lisandra is an editor, writer, and Hons. student. She has been an editor and designer for Empire Times Magazine. She is the vice president of Speakeasy Flinders and a member of Quart Short Literary Readings. She writes Fantasy and creative nonfiction and frequently performs at spoken word events around Adelaide. She tweets at @KrestianLullaby


LiamLiam McNally, Managing Editor 

Liam is an editor, writer, and student. He has been published in Rip It UpSpeakeasyEmpire Times Magazine, and other places. He was an editor for Empire Times for two years. He writes compulsively and can be traced by the smell of fresh coffee.


kaylaKayla Gaskell, Managing Editor

Kayla Gaskell is an Adelaide based writer and reviewer whose work has appeared in Empire Times, Readplus, Buzzcuts, Where’s Pluto, and now Tulpa. A self-professed bibliophile, she has a pressing problem: she’s running out of bookshelves.


Leeza HeadshotLeeza von Alpen, Editor

Leeza is a writer and poet (both written and slam), and an English and History high school teacher. In her spare time, she treks through rainforests and star watches. She loves paperbacks, Hayao Miyazaki movies with milkless tea, and puns. You can follow her on Twitter @leezajayde and Instagram @leezajaydepoetry


20170920_080752Simone Corletto, Editor

Simone Corletto is an Adelaide-based YA and Science-Fiction writer. She’s performed her work numerous times for Speakeasy and at the National Young Writers Festival. Her first co-edited anthology, Crush, was published by MidnightSun Publishing this year. Her work has also appeared in Empire Times, Double Helix, RiAus, and the 2017 Visible Ink anthology “The End”. She spends her spare time crocheting lumpy hats, writing about teenage superheroes, and telling people about her science degree. She tweets at @SimCorWrites


jesJess M Miller, Editor/Columnist

Jess is an emerging writer, editor and PhD student who spends her days researching why women make the best time travellers. She works for MidnightSun as a Publishing Assistant, and co-edited Crush: Stories About Love in 2017. Her publications include Lip, MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (forthcoming), Bowen Street Press’ Pulse anthology… and Tulpa!


camCameron Lowe, Editor

Cameron Lowe is a horror and sci-fi writer, editor and student. He’s had fiction and articles featured in Speakeasy Zine and Empire Times. He loves to read, play video games, and drink green tea. He’s one of the 2018 editors at Empire Times. He tweets at @cloweshadowking.




tiggyTaeghan Buggy, Editor/Writer

Taeghan Buggy is a writer, a poet, and a performer. Her work tends towards emotional gut punches and dangerous words. Taeghan’s immersion within ‘Arts Culture’ includes the New Wave Audio Theatre project, Flinders’ Speakeasy Creative Readings, and Adelaide’s open-mic poetry scene.