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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Submissions to VERANDAH 27 now open

Submission Guidelines and Deadlines

Verandah looks for and likes well-polished and previously unpublished works. Please refer to our Purchase page for back issues or our Samples page for the calibre of writing and art which Verandah Editors ask for. We're a student run publication, so we're unable to give feedback and are unable to return submissions. Please, please don't send us your only copy!
First submission must be accompanied by a $10 fee. For two or three submissions, the fee is $15. Submissions by current Deakin students are free (please provide your current student ID number when submitting). Please note that we will only accept a maximum of three submissions from each artist.
Each year Verandah offers a number of prizes, provided by our sponsors, for the best submissions. All successful contributors will receive a copy of Verandah 27 as token payment.
Submissions are open from February 1st, 2012. Art and design submissions close May 1st, and literary submissions close June 1st.

Literary Submissions

Fiction and Nonfiction: We would prefer between 350 - 2,000 words. Stories over 2,000 words will need to be proportionally brilliant to hold out two shorter stories.
Poems: Save your epics; poems/ suites of poems need to be fewer than 100 lines.
Scripts: 5 - 7 minutes. That's 5 - 7 pages of properly formatted Courier New, not 5 - 7 minutes of single-spaced monologue.


All literary submissions must follow this checklist:
  • Times New Roman font (scripts to be Courier New).
  • 12 point font size.
  • Double spacing (exceptions with scripts and concrete poetry).
  • Numbered pages.
  • Our house style is Australian Standard: singular quotations and Australian spelling.
  • Include a Heading and Footer with the title of your work, your name should not appear anywhere on your work.
  • Submit them as .docs.

Art and Design Submissions

Artwork and photography: We welcome both full colour and black and white images. Verandah is slightly smaller than A4 size, and we're seeking full, half and quarter page submissions. All submissions should be .jpgs with the resolution of 300dpi. If you are submitting via snail mail please send the .jpgs on a CD.

Submission Process

You can submit either electronically or by mail (however if you are successful we will require an electronic copy). The same goes for paying submission fees, either through the paypal links below, or by mailing a cheque, cash or money order (made out to Verandah). Please name your electronic file submission as ‘Your name – Title of work’. Attach a separate cover letter (downloadable here) which includes name, address, email address, phone number, and a fifty word, third-person bio.
For more clarification about submitting, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Entry Fee:1 Submission ($10)
2 - 3 Submissions ($15)

Mailing Address:
Faculty of Arts, Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125

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