The Shadow Knows is a music fanzine which was founded in 2021 by James Gaunt in Melbourne, Australia.

The fanzine is published twice yearly and is made available in print and online. Our first print edition is priced at AUD $10 (excluding postage) and is available from our online store.

The online edition is the same as the print edition, just with a different layout. It is hosted on Medium as this allows us to be paid for our work.


When is the next issue published?

We aim to publish an issue every 6 months. Issue two arrived in December 2021 and our next issue is due July 2022.

Can I purchase a subscription?

Not at the moment. But as we grow our distribution we will assess new options such as subscriptions.

Do you take submissions for original writing/photography/art work?

Not at the moment, but we hope to in the future as we get more funding to pay everyone.

Can you review my band/movie/book?

We are happy to take a look. Our contact details are here, or if you want to send us a physical copy then let us know and we’ll give you our postal address. Note: We can’t promise when the review will appear, but we do our best to look at everything we receive.

Do you take suggestions or tips? I want to read about [Insert Name].

Yes, we do take suggestions, but we can’t promise when or if they will appear in a future issue.

Do you publish letters? How can I contact you?

Yes, we do publish letters and we love to receive them. Our contact details are here.

Can I advertise with you?

If you would like to see your advertisement in our fanzine please send us a description or image of the advertisement, the size, where you would like to feature (inside front cover, near the front, near the back, inside back cover, or on the back cover), and your proposed budget. We do not currently have an advertisement policy but will develop one as interest arises.

I am trying to read your articles on Medium but it says I have to pay. Why?

All of our articles on Medium (minus the Intro/Outro and Reviews pages) are behind a soft paywall. This means you can read a set amount of articles across Medium each month for free before it asks you to become a member. When a paid member reads our articles we receive a small amount of money which helps to support our magazine.

For any other queries feel free to get in contact with us.