Malevolent Soap is an independent, self-published, non-profit journal of poetry and fiction edited by mamo.

We're based in Melbourne, but our issues feature emerging and established voices from around the world. We publish annually.

Anything goes, but we're partial to imagistic work that explores intersections of 'high' and 'low' culture. Whether it invokes Nicolas Cage as muse or bemoans Rick Deckard's overconsumption of MSG in verse, we're interested. We champion concrete aesthetics, reference, fusion and oddity.

Our debut issue is slated for release on October 13.

Please direct all queries and messages to

NB: Our work occurs on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay respect to Elders past, present and future.