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 issues.


contribute online

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 submissions to with the subject line ‘Online Submission’. For writing submissions, please send your work in a docx format, 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 


contribute in print

We release quarterly digital issues, and biannual print editions. We accept many forms: fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, feature articles, cartoons, photography, illustrations, and any other creative medium that speaks to you. All submissions featured in the quarterly digital issues will be included in the end of semester print editions.


Send submissions to our editor at with the subject line ‘Issue Submission’. For writing submissions, please send your work in a docx format, double-spaced, in 12-point font. Submissions can be of any word length up to 1500 max and 45 lines for poetry. 


If you’re intending to write a piece that will exceed 1500 words, please send us a synopsis and estimated word count at so we can make sure to allow enough space for your work, if successful.


For all submissions, pitches, or print enquiries, please reach out to our editor Fantine at



contribute to 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 with your enquiry.


stay in touch

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