join the growing community of Swinburne’s writers, artists, photographers, and creatives by becoming a contributor of swine magazine
swine magazine is a welcoming, progressive, and innovative publication that is passionate about giving students and emerging creatives the opportunity to be published and have their voices heard. Whether you are a seasoned writer or this is your first time submitting work – if you’ve got something to say, we want to hear it.
Submissions are open to all Swinburne students and alumni from any discipline and background, with the opportunity to be published online or in our quarterly print editions.
Our online platform features news stories and current affairs journalism, opinion pieces, editorials, interviews, reviews, photography, film, podcasts, as well as some creative work like fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry.
Send your submissions to our News Editor, Jessica Norris, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Online Submission’. For writing submissions, please send your work in a Word document, double-spaced, in 12-point font. Online submissions can be of any word length but should aim to be 1000 words as a maximum, with a hard cut off at 1500 words. If you would like more guidance on the length of different styles of writing that we’re looking for (for example, op-eds vs. listicles), feel free to reach out to the team.
Please note that all opinion pieces and political commentary must align with swine magazine’s firm stance of inclusion and no hate speech to be considered for publication. If you are reporting on a news or current event, be sure to remain unbiased and include sources. We are very happy to help you with this in the editing process.
For all submissions, pitches, or news/online enquiries, contact or News Editor, Jessica Norris, at email@example.com.
contribute in print
Our print magazine, released quarterly, showcases literature and artwork that explore a nominated theme for each edition (for example, belonging). These can come in the form of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, feature articles, cartoons, photography, illustrations, and any other creative medium that speaks to you.
Send your submissions to our Print Editor, Zoe Sorenson, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Print Submission’. For writing submissions, please send your work in a Word document, double-spaced, in 12-point font. Print submissions can be of any word length up to 2500 words and 45 lines for poetry.
We also encourage all contributors to send through any ideas or ‘pitches’ for print editions if you’re thinking of submitting, so we can make sure there aren’t any double-ups (we’d hate for you to put in all this work and then find out someone’s also written a review for the same movie, for example) and find the right editor to work with you on your piece. If you’re intending to write a piece that will exceed 1500 words, please send us a synopsis and estimated word count at email@example.com so we can make sure to allow enough space for your work, if successful.
For more information on our current print edition, theme, and prompt ideas, click here.
For all submissions, pitches, or print enquiries, please reach out to our Print Editor, Zoe Sorenson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
have some cool work and not sure where to send it?
We’ve got you. Email your submission or enquiry to email@example.com and either Jessica or Zoe will be in touch to chat about your best opportunity to be published with swine.
is your pen at the ready but you don’t know where to start?
We’ve been there. If you’re looking for ideas or would like to get in touch with our editors about our latest opportunities to contribute (in print or online), reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help. You can also check out a list of prompt ideas for our latest print edition.
contribute on the team
Are you looking to join the swine team? We’d love for you to get in touch! For more information on how to contribute as a volunteer, sub-editor, or sub-designer, email email@example.com with your enquiry.
stay in touch
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