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!

Where do I get a copy of Hermes?
The 2019 edition was launched on October 10 and can now be picked up at The USU Info Hub or ISL Lounge. If you would like a copy of Hermes 2019 posted to you, please email
Do you have older editions available? Please email us at to check if we have spares of past editions available. Past editions can also be viewed at Fisher Library.

When will the Editor positions be open and how do I apply?
Applications for the 2020 Editor positions will be advertised Feb/March 2020. Please keep an eye on this page or the Work For Us page.

Any enquiries, please email

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