The Publicist was a monthly Australian literary magazine published from July 1936 to March 1942. The publication was started by William John Miles. The publication was mildly nationalist and wanted to 'arouse in Australians a positive feeling, a distinctive Australian patriotism of a thoroughly realistic kind' The publication also was a strange mix of anti-British, anti-communist, anti-Semitic, pro-fascist and pro-Aboriginal sentiments reflecting the socialist feelings of some of the contributors.
Out of this publication grew the Australia First Movement formed officially in November 1941. The Publicist ceased publication March 1942 when several members of Australia First Movement were secretly interned during World War II.