Our lovely little family of new and returning team members are very keen to maximise the opportunities available to you, Swinburne students and alumni, to get your work out there and seen – online and in print. It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever had work published by us, if you’ve never had anything published at all, or if you’re not even studying Arts. If you’ve got something you want to say, be that by word, design, film, animation, podcast whatever, we want you.
Hit us up for a chat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re keen to get your work seen by a digital audience, and check out our submission guidelines for print and online below.
A note on our print editions: this year, each edition revolves around a specific theme so follow our Instagram @swinemag and our Facebook Page for theme announcements and submission deadlines. Or check out the current theme and potential prompts here.
Our print magazines are literary and journalistic in form and designed to showcase the best and brightest art and writing that Swinburne students have to offer. Primarily, we take submissions for fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, feature articles and artworks for these editions.
If you are submitting writing of some sort, do send your work across as a Word doc, double spaced, in 12-point font to email@example.com. When you do send your work to us please please please use email subject line Swine Magazine Submission, so we don’t miss it!
Fiction/creative non-fiction: please use single quotes for dialogue.
News/feature stories: please use double quotes for dialogue.
Please italicise books, films or TV shoes – e.g. The Irishman.
If you’re planning on submitting a film or music review please contact us first to prevent any double-ups – we’d hate for your hard work to go to waste because someone’s already submitted a review for the same movie, for instance.
What kind of online stuff should you be submitting, you ask? For starters, steer clear of work containing hate-speech or slurs. If you’re reporting on a current event or a specific person, remember to report fairly and accurately. We’re happy to help you with this.
This is what we’re after:
fiction • creative non-fiction • poetry
If you’ve got some creative work you’d like people to read and none of it thematically fits into our print editions, feel free to submit it here. Fiction and creative non-fiction should be up to 1500 words for online and 2500 words for print, and poetry no more than 45 lines for both mediums.
Got some Swinburne-related breaking news to share? Want to interview someone fabulous because you feel students should hear their story? Have an issue you would like to investigate and write about in depth? Pitch or send us a feature story! The word limit is 2500 words for online and 3000 words for print.
The latest in film, books, live music, gaming: you name it, we’d like to read it. We also welcome work that errs on the analytical rather than critical – why a Joker sequel is unnecessary, who should win the Hottest 100 this year, a historical primer on the use of whipped cream in teen films, the usual. Remember to italicise the names of any films, songs, books or shows you mention. Reviews should be no more than 750 words and analyses up to 1500.
Fun, snappy and no more than 700 words: this is where things can get equal parts silly and helpful. Content can be directly tailored to students of Swinburne, e.g. 5 Mexican restaurants that pack a mean punch within walking distance of uni. Or, they can be as out of the box as you like – 10 of the most obviously sponsored Instagram posts ever, perhaps?
If something grinds your gears or really sets your heart soaring, let us know in written form, in 750 words or less. This can be Swinburne related (free the pigeon), about day-to-day life (why commuters should learn not to clog up train doorways) or centred around broader societal issues (media coverage of schoolies). Remember: no hate speech. Just passion and good writing.
Got a short film you want to showcase? A satirical makeup tutorial you want someone to laugh at? An interview series you think Swinburne students should see? Get in contact with us! Ideally, we’d like to publish content that hasn’t been distributed anywhere, that is less than 10 minutes long. This category is very new to us though and we’re more than keen to chat further, if you have other ideas or would like to help.