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.

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issue two 2024: MYTH – SUBS OPEN

Submissions close midnight, Sunday 21 April.

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. We also encourage reviews and op-eds which can be featured solely online. 

Send submissions to our editor at with the subject line ‘Issue Submission’.

For writing submissions, please send your work in a docx formatdouble-spaced, in 12-point font. Submissions can be of any word length up to 1500 max and 45 lines for poetry.

Please note, we only accept submissions from Swinburne students and alumni and we only accept a maximum of two submissions per person, each issue. 

Please also include the following information:

  • Form: short story, memoir, script, prose/verse poetry etc. It’s fine if you are unsure, fiction or nonfiction is mostly what we’re looking for.
  • Full title as it will be published including any style choices eg, all in lowercase. Please note that if your title contains the exact theme word, you will likely be asked to change it to avoid all pieces being named similarly.
  • Full author name. This is the name your piece will be published under, it does NOT have to be your legal name. Let us know of any pseudonyms or if you wish to remain anonymous.

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 news/online enquiries, contact

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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.

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