Submission Guidelines
Please make sure you read the following guidelines closely. If you’re unsure about any of the guidelines, please contact Voiceworks editor Mira Schlosberg at editor@expressmedia.org.au.
We are only able to publish work by writers and artists who are under twenty-five at the time of submission. Please also keep in mind that because of our funding arrangements, we are only able to publish Australian writers and artists. However, international students are excepted from this.
Voiceworks only considers previously unpublished work (which includes personal websites and blogs). We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
If your submission is unsuccessful, we will notify you as soon as we can and then provide you with detailed feedback a little later. Feedback is written by a small group of volunteers and we receive a lot of submissions, so we appreciate your patience. If you think something’s gone wrong, or you haven’t heard from us three months after the submission deadline, please get in touch.
Nonfiction Guidelines
We recommend that you pitch your nonfiction work before sending it to us. For advice on how to construct your pitch, and write good nonfiction in general, check out our handy nonfiction guide here. Send no more than two nonfiction pieces (including pitches), each no more than 3000 words. If you are submitting two completed nonfiction pieces, please upload them both in this submission (as two separate documents), rather than creating a second completed nonfiction submission.
We encourage you to submit across genres, but please send us no more than four submissions in total (excluding visual art).
Those seeking to submit nonfiction pitches, fiction, poetry and visual art, please see the separate submission categories.

Deadline
Sunday the 31st of March, 11:59pm


Theme: Slug

The Romans defeated us but we were reborn: in cathedrals and Romantic poetry, in Bauhaus and Lestat, in teenagers heavy with black lipstick and eyeliner. If you made potions in the sandpit, grated acorns against concrete, pried itchybombs for their fluff, you may be one of us. Emos are welcome, Emotions are welcome, Emojis are welcome. Pack your Emily the Strange bag with your Vantablack dress: visual absence grown on silvery light. Fly with fruit bats. Run with Health Goths. An exercise in aesthetics, or an aesthetics in exercise? Sweating up patches where the black gets blacker. Let’s have a Goth wedding in a graveyard, pour witches’ salt around us for protection. Let’s honeymoon by the Black Sea, or the Black Forest if you don’t like sand. Let’s make eye contact in the gloaming. Let’s open the circle. Let’s survive the hungry sea of white noise. The beauty of darkness outlasts all; when the sun explodes into splinters there will be eternal night. Until then, let’s practice. 

~Thanks to EdCommers Adalya Nash Hussein and Vince Ruston for the blurb~

Remember, you don't have to stick to the theme. Most of all, we want good writing. Our motto is:

—Themed work: good
—Good work: better
—Good themed work: BEST
Rates of Pay
$100 per published piece.
Terms of Publication
Express Media publishes work in Voiceworks on a non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free basis. We require writers who will be published in Voiceworks to sign a licence deed granting us permission to publish work in the printed Voiceworks magazine, on the Express Media and Voiceworks websites, and for use in promoting our magazine. Writers retain copyright of their work and are free to use in whatever way they’d like in the future. Please only submit your work if you are satisfied with these terms. For more information about this, please contact us.

Submission Guidelines
 Please make sure you read the following guidelines closely. If you’re unsure about any of the guidelines, please contact Voiceworks editor Mira Schlosberg at editor@expressmedia.org.au.
 We are only able to publish work by writers and artists who are under twenty-five at the time of submission. Please also keep in mind that because of our funding arrangements, we are only able to publish Australian writers and artists. However, international students are excepted from this.
Voiceworks only considers previously unpublished work (which includes personal websites and blogs). We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
 If your submission is unsuccessful, we will notify you as soon as we can and then provide you with detailed feedback a little later. Feedback is written by a small group of volunteers and we receive a lot of submissions, so we appreciate your patience. If you think something’s gone wrong, or you haven’t heard from us three months after the submission deadline, please get in touch.
Fiction Guidelines
 Send no more than two fiction pieces, each no more than 3000 words. If you are submitting two stories, please upload them both in this submission (as two separate documents), rather than creating a second fiction submission.
 We encourage you to submit across genres, but please send us no more than four submissions in total (excluding visual art).
 Those seeking to submit nonfiction, poetry or visual art, please see the separate submission categories.

Deadline
 Sunday the 31st of March, 11:59pm
Theme: Slug

The Romans defeated us but we were reborn: in cathedrals and Romantic poetry, in Bauhaus and Lestat, in teenagers heavy with black lipstick and eyeliner. If you made potions in the sandpit, grated acorns against concrete, pried itchybombs for their fluff, you may be one of us. Emos are welcome, Emotions are welcome, Emojis are welcome. Pack your Emily the Strange bag with your Vantablack dress: visual absence grown on silvery light. Fly with fruit bats. Run with Health Goths. An exercise in aesthetics, or an aesthetics in exercise? Sweating up patches where the black gets blacker. Let’s have a Goth wedding in a graveyard, pour witches’ salt around us for protection. Let’s honeymoon by the Black Sea, or the Black Forest if you don’t like sand. Let’s make eye contact in the gloaming. Let’s open the circle. Let’s survive the hungry sea of white noise. The beauty of darkness outlasts all; when the sun explodes into splinters there will be eternal night. Until then, let’s practice. 

~Thanks to EdCommers Adalya Nash Hussein and Vince Ruston for the blurb~


Remember, you don't have to stick to the theme. Most of all, we want good writing. Our motto is:

 —Themed work: good
 —Good work: better
 —Good themed work: BEST

Rates of Pay
 $100 per published piece.

Terms of Publication
 Express Media publishes work in Voiceworks on a non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free basis. We require writers who will be published in Voiceworks to sign a licence deed granting us permission to publish work in the printed Voiceworks magazine, on the Express Media website, and for use in promoting our magazine. Writers retain copyright of their work and are free to use in whatever way they’d like in the future. Please only submit your work if you are satisfied with these terms. For more information about this, please contact us.

Submission Guidelines

Please make sure you read the following guidelines closely. If you’re unsure about any of the guidelines, please contact Voiceworks editor Mira Schlosberg here.
We are only able to publish work by writers and artists who are under twenty-five at the time of submission. Please also keep in mind that because of our funding arrangements, we are only able to publish Australian writers and artists. However, international students are excepted from this.
Voiceworks only considers previously unpublished work (which includes personal websites and blogs). We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
If your submission is unsuccessful, we will notify you as soon as we can and then provide you with detailed feedback a little later. Feedback is written by a small group of volunteers and we receive a lot of submissions, so we appreciate your patience. If you think something’s gone wrong, or you haven’t heard from us three months after the submission deadline, please get in touch. 

Guidelines

Voiceworks Online will publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry and comics designed specifically for a digital platform. This means interactive fic, code poetry, hypertext essays, animated comics… if it can’t be printed on a physical page, this is the place for it.

Please submit completed work as a ZIP file containing all of the images, code and other assets used in your work. Comics may be submitted as PDFs, JPEGs or ZIP files, and can be submitted with or without formatting code, it’s up to you! Pitches may be submitted as Word documents or PDFs, or as ZIP files if they contain multiple elements.

For programmable works we accept HTML-based work, including those with CSS and Javascript code. Work that relies on external APIS or server-side code may run into issues on our publishing platform, and will be published at the online editors’ discretion. 

Please send no more than two pieces at a time. Word limits are as follows:

Fiction and nonfiction - no more than 3000 words

Poetry - no more than 100 lines

Comics - no more than 10 pages

If you are submitting two pieces, please upload them both in this submission (as two separate documents), rather than creating a second submission.

If you aren’t sure if what you’re working on is the right fit for us, or if you want some guidance developing an idea, please feel free to send us a pitch.


Those seeking to submit work to the print magazine, please see the separate submission categories. 

Rates of Pay

$100-$150 per published piece, depending on length and format 

Terms of Publication

Express Media publishes work in Voiceworks on a non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free basis. We require writers who will be published in Voiceworks to sign a licence deed granting us permission to publish work in the printed Voiceworks magazine, on the Express Media and Voiceworks websites, and for use in promoting our magazine. Writers retain copyright of their work and are free to use in whatever way they’d like in the future. Please only submit your work if you are satisfied with these terms. For more information about this, please contact us.

Submission Guidelines
 Please make sure you read the following guidelines closely. If you’re unsure about any of the guidelines, please contact Voiceworks editor Mira Schlosberg at editor@expressmedia.org.au.

 We are only able to publish work by writers and artists who are under twenty-five at the time of submission. Please also keep in mind that because of our funding arrangements, we are only able to publish Australian writers and artists. However, international students are excepted from this.
Voiceworks only considers previously unpublished work (which includes personal websites and blogs). We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
 If your submission is unsuccessful, we will notify you as soon as we can and then provide you with detailed feedback a little later. Feedback is written by a small group of volunteers and we receive a lot of submissions, so we appreciate your patience. If you think something’s gone wrong, or you haven’t heard from us three months after the submission deadline, please get in touch.
 Poetry Guidelines
 Please send no more than three poems, each no more than 100 lines in total, and combine all poems into one document. Check out some tips for strengthening your poetry submission here.
 We encourage you to submit across genres, but please send us no more than four submissions in total (excluding visual art).
 Those seeking to submit fiction, nonfiction and visual art, please see the separate submission categories.

Deadline  Sunday the 31st of March, 11:59pm

Theme: Slug

The Romans defeated us but we were reborn: in cathedrals and Romantic poetry, in Bauhaus and Lestat, in teenagers heavy with black lipstick and eyeliner. If you made potions in the sandpit, grated acorns against concrete, pried itchybombs for their fluff, you may be one of us. Emos are welcome, Emotions are welcome, Emojis are welcome. Pack your Emily the Strange bag with your Vantablack dress: visual absence grown on silvery light. Fly with fruit bats. Run with Health Goths. An exercise in aesthetics, or an aesthetics in exercise? Sweating up patches where the black gets blacker. Let’s have a Goth wedding in a graveyard, pour witches’ salt around us for protection. Let’s honeymoon by the Black Sea, or the Black Forest if you don’t like sand. Let’s make eye contact in the gloaming. Let’s open the circle. Let’s survive the hungry sea of white noise. The beauty of darkness outlasts all; when the sun explodes into splinters there will be eternal night. Until then, let’s practice.

~Thanks to EdCommers Adalya Nash Hussein and Vince Ruston for the blurb~

Remember, you don't have to stick to the theme. Most of all, we want good writing. Our motto is:

 —Themed work: good
 —Good work: better
 —Good themed work: BEST

Rates of Pay
 $100 per published piece.

Terms of Publication
 Express Media publishes work in Voiceworks on a non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free basis. We require writers who will be published in Voiceworks to sign a licence deed granting us permission to publish work in the printed Voiceworks magazine, on the Express Media and Voiceworks websites, and for use in promoting our magazine. Writers retain copyright of their work and are free to use in whatever way they’d like in the future. Please only submit your work if you are satisfied with these terms. For more information about this, please contact us.

 Submission Guidelines
 We accept submissions to all areas of the magazine at all times. Please make sure you read the following guidelines closely. If you’re unsure about any of the guidelines, please contact Voiceworks Editor Mira Schlosberg at editor@expressmedia.org.au.

 We are only able to publish work by artists who are under twenty-five at the time of submission. Voiceworks only considers previously unpublished work (which includes personal websites and blogs). Please also keep in mind that because of our funding arrangements, we are only able to publish Australian writers and artists. However, international students are excepted from this.

  Visual art submissions include comics, illustrations, drawings, graphics, photography, etc. We recommend that you pitch your comics before sending them to us. For advice on how to construct your pitch, check out our handy guide here.
  We print in black-and-white (greyscale) and our page dimensions are 170 x 245 mm. Please supply your images at actual size and 300dpi. Please name your files—strings of numbers and letters are easily confused with other submissions.
  Please send no more than three pieces. If you are submitting more than one piece, please upload them all in this submission, rather than creating a second visual art submission.

 We will notify you as soon as we can with news on whether your submission has been accepted. Voiceworks is largely run by a team of volunteers, so we appreciate your patience. If you think something’s gone wrong, or you haven’t heard from us three months after the submission deadline, please get in touch.


Deadline  Sunday the 28th of April, 11:59pm

Theme: Slug The Romans defeated us but we were reborn: in cathedrals and Romantic poetry, in Bauhaus and Lestat, in teenagers heavy with black lipstick and eyeliner. If you made potions in the sandpit, grated acorns against concrete, pried itchybombs for their fluff, you may be one of us. Emos are welcome, Emotions are welcome, Emojis are welcome. Pack your Emily the Strange bag with your Vantablack dress: visual absence grown on silvery light. Fly with fruit bats. Run with Health Goths. An exercise in aesthetics, or an aesthetics in exercise? Sweating up patches where the black gets blacker. Let’s have a Goth wedding in a graveyard, pour witches’ salt around us for protection. Let’s honeymoon by the Black Sea, or the Black Forest if you don’t like sand. Let’s make eye contact in the gloaming. Let’s open the circle. Let’s survive the hungry sea of white noise. The beauty of darkness outlasts all; when the sun explodes into splinters there will be eternal night. Until then, let’s practice.

~Thanks to EdCommers Adalya Nash Hussein and Vince Ruston for the blurb~

Remember, you don't have to stick to the theme. Most of all, we want good work. Our motto is:
  —Themed work: good
  —Good work: better
  —Good themed work: BEST

Rates of Pay
  $100 for a single published piece or $150 for a multi-page suite.

Terms of Publication
 Express Media publishes work in Voiceworks on a non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free basis. We require writers who will be published in Voiceworks to sign a licence deed granting us permission to publish work in the printed Voiceworks magazine, on the Express Media and Voiceworks websites, and for use in promoting our magazine. Writers retain copyright of their work and are free to use in whatever way they’d like in the future. Please only submit your work if you are satisfied with these terms. For more information about this, please contact us.
 

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