‘Increasingly influential’
The Sydney Morning Herald

‘Undoubtedly one of the most exciting online journals being produced in this country’
Australian poet and poetry guru Graham Nunn

‘An online Australian literary journal that has evolved from interesting to absolutely indispensable in the space of about six months.  In terms of quality, depth, intelligence, and respectful aesthetic engagement, the Verity La interviews are the closest thing we have right now in Australia to The Paris Review interview archives’
Daniel Davis Wood, University of Melbourne

Verity La is the future of Australian on-line publishing’
Australian poet Paul Hetherington


Established in 2010 Verity La is an on-line creative arts journal, publishing short fiction and poetry, cultural comment, photomedia, reviews, and interviews.  As it says on the mast-head, bravery is essential in the Verity La neck of the woods, which means creative risk-taking, freedom, and – above all else – being no one but yourself.

We are interested in new voices, different voices, progressive voices; we like writing that gets you in the head as well as the gut, that has a point, that isn’t afraid.  Whether it’s fiction, poetry, comment or review, we want high-quality text, and by ‘high-quality’ we mean thoughtfully composed, a focus on words, words with impact.

In the Verity La universe, publication day is Wednesday.

Why ‘Verity La’?  It’s an abreviation of ‘Verity Lane’, a hidden, every-so-slightly back-alley in Canberra, the small Australian city where the journal was born.

You’re welcome to follow us on Facebook.


The current Verity La line-up:


The National Library of Australia archives Verity La in the National Bibliographic Database as part of the PANDORA Archive, which ensures that all the material published here is safeguarded against changes in hardware and software, and that all the contributions made to this journal are protected in perpetuity.

4 Responses to “ABOUT”


  1. Blood « into the quiet - August 28, 2010

    […] several drafts and then sat in a drawer for a long time. But it is now in (digital) print at Verity La literary journal and I’m really pleased because it’s rather a heavy piece and certainly […]

  2. Guest Story: A. S. Patric’s ‘Paradise River’ | Website of Megan Burke - October 12, 2011

    […] Verity La: Alec Patric writes in Melbourne and is a St Kilda bookseller. Alec is featured in Best Australian […]

  3. Interview in Verity La (Forum) | Gabrielle Bryden's Blog - December 7, 2011

    […] thank you to editor Alec Patric for inviting me to participate in the Forum LD_AddCustomAttr("AdOpt", "1"); […]

  4. Somewhere to send your writing « J.L. Shenstone - May 15, 2012

    […] http://verityla.com/about/ […]

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