Quarterly Essay is a trailblazing Australian political journal. Each issue contains a single essay written at a length of about 25,000 words plus correspondence relating to the previous issue. QE aims to present the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. Several QEs have won literary awards. Highlight authors include Germaine Greer, Tim Flannery, Don Watson, Mungo.
Quarterly Essay has always been at the forefront of cultural discussion, with award-winning essays including Political Animal and Power Trip by David Marr; That Sinking Feeling by Paul Toohey; and Stop at Nothing by Annabel Crabb. Authors include Tim Flannery, Don Watson, Robyn Davidson, Germaine Greer, Robert Manne, George Megalogenis, Laura Tingle, Anna Krien, Waleed Aly, Inga Clendinnen.