Submissions

Visible Ink is open to Australian residents only.

We are currently accepting submissions from emerging artists and writers.

This year’s theme is After the rain.

The 2015 Visible Ink team are using Submittable as their submissions manager. You will need to create a free Submittable account to submit to the anthology. Please use the button below to begin your submission.

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Text submission guidelines

  • All submissions must be original, unpublished works that have not previously won any competitions or prizes.
  • Submissions may not currently be submitted or under consideration for another publication.
  • All written submissions must be maximum 2,000 words; poetry, maximum 50 lines; flash fiction, maximum 250 words.
  • Please upload your work as a Word.doc file.
  • Do not include your name or details anywhere in the document file. This is to ensure your work is read anonymously.
  • You will need to include with your submission a cover letter that includes your name, a 50-word bio, email address and phone number.
  • Written submissions are limited to one entry per person.
  • There is an AUD$6.00 entrance fee for all written submissions.
  • All submissions must be received before 11.59pm 27 July 2015.

Visible Ink reserves the right to disregard any works submitted that do not follow these guidelines.

Style Guide

  • Font size: 12-pt Cambria font
  • Spelling: Australian English
  • Dashes: unspaced em dashes for textural dashes (—)
  • Line spacing: double-spaced (does not apply to poetry)
  • Numbers: spelled out under 100 (then numerals)
  • Paragraphing: indented (no line between paragraphs unless acting as a break in time or space)
  • Quotation marks: single curly (‘and’) with double inside for quotes within dialogue or concepts. Punctuation should be placed inside the quotation marks

Visual submission guidelines

  • All submissions must be original, unpublished* works that have not previously won any competitions or prizes.
  • Submissions may not currently be submitted or under consideration for another publication.
  • We accept any form of art that can be printed on the page including illustration, photography, graphic design, painting and collage.
  • Submissions are to be sent as low-resolution images no higher than 72dpi and no larger than 250kb. If your image is selected for publication, we will contact you for a high-resolution version.
  • All images must be in JPEG format.
  • Accepted submissions will be printed in full colour (unless submitted/specified to be printed in black and grey/white).
  • Each image must be saved as your initials and numbered if you submit two different files (e.g. initials_1.jpg, initials_2.jpg).
  • You will need to include with your submission a cover letter that includes your name, a 50-word bio, email address and phone number.
  • Please indicate in your cover letter if images are part of a series or individual pieces.
  • A total of two images per person may be submitted.
  • There is an AUD$5.00 entrance fee for image submissions, however, this is the total fee for each submitter regardless of whether one or two images are submitted.
  • All submissions must be received before 11.59pm 27 July 2015

*Unpublished refers to any work not published by print or online publications. Any works published on personal social media are therefore eligible for submission.

Visible Ink reserves the right to disregard any works that do not follow these guidelines.

 

Please send any submissions enquiries to submissionsvisibleink@gmail.com