Hermes is our annual journal which publishes a variety of creative works created by USYD students. The University of Sydney Union has proudly published Hermes since 1886 which gives it bragging rights as Australia’s oldest literary journal

Hermes acts as the printed Creative Catalogue for the USU Creative Awards. Each year talented students who submit their work via The USU Creative Awards get a chance to get published in Hermes, win prize money and maybe even have their works displayed professionally at our very own Verge Gallery!

To find out more and to submit your work, visit our USU Creative Awards page.


Where do I get a copy of Hermes?
The 2018 edition can be picked up at The USU Info Hub or ISL Lounges. If you would like a copy of Hermes 2018 posted to you, please email Past copies can be viewed at Fisher Library.

When will the Editor positions be open and how do I apply?
Applications for the 2019 Editor positions are open NOW. Please visit us here to find out more and to apply. Applications close 10am Monday 11 March 2019

Does Hermes have a theme?

Have the terms and conditions changed?
Yes – please refer to the new USU Creative Awards Terms and Conditions

Any enquiries, please email

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