Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allan Poe

Curiouser Magazine is a bi-annual literary journal founded in September 2020 by Thomas Bailey. It was created out of a love for intriguing short fiction that explores – by fantastical means – what it is to be human.

We specialise in prose and poetry that can be defined roughly by the genre of magic realism. Whilst the official definition for magic realism states it is a form of literature that deals, in an accepting fashion, aspects of life usually represented as outside reality, we prefer to cast our nets a little bit wider.

We love the fantastical, the horrific, the experimental, the incantatory. We don’t like morality plays, overt spiritualism, the banal, the painfully self-aware.
We can’t wait to engage with you.

Curiouser Magazine operates on the traditional land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.