Accidental Discharge is a annual print publication and online platform examining art and culture through the lens of female identifying and gender-fluid folk. Founded in 2014 as a high school project, Accidental Discharge has now grown to become a widely loved print and online publication.

Accidental Discharge aims to provide a safe space for discussions to take place, for artists to be given the platform to speak where they otherwise may not have had the opportunity. Accidental Discharge currently operates on a non-profit basis and aims to contribute funds to community organisations when possible.

We accept submissions for our online publication weekly. We accept long-form essays, news pieces, reviews, fiction writing and art series (photography, art, fashion collaborations), please note if you are pitching an art series we require a 150+ word artist statement.
We do not accept submissions for our print publication unless specified.

We would like to share that no member of Accidental Discharge is currently financially rewarded. All contributions and efforts are self driven.

General enquires and submission

Maile Shanti – Founder and editor-in- chief

Gemma Mahoney – Creative Director

Please note, we receive high volumes of submissions weekly and sometimes we may take up to 3 weeks to reply. If it is urgent please email editorial@accidentaldischarge.com.au with the subject line of ‘URGENT’.

New Edition, Fremantle
Happy Valley, Melbourne
Junky Comics, Brisbane

McNally Jackson Books (New York)
Museum of Contemporary Arts (LA)