Submissions

2016 submissions are open

Closing date: 11.59pm 25th July 2016

Theme: Pushing Boundaries

We are seeking fiction (literary or genre), poetry, flash fiction, narrative non-fiction, interviews, visual art and photography submissions from emerging Australian writers and artists.

Please send any enquiries to submissionsvisibleink@gmail.com


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  • All submissions must be original, unpublished works that have not previously won any competitions or prizes.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 (fiction, narrative non-fiction and interviews) 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$7.00 entrance fee for all written submissions.
  • All submissions must be received before 11.59pm 25th July 2016.

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  • All submissions must be original, unpublished* works that have not previously won any competitions or prizes.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 colour (unless submitted/specified to be printed in grayscale).
  • Each image must be saved as your initials and numbered if you submit two different files (e.g. initials_1.jpg, initials_2.jpg). The number used in the title must correspond with a name given to the artwork and should be included at the bottom of the cover letter (e.g. 1.Grape).
  • 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 three images per person may be submitted. A submission of one portfolio allowed per person.
  • Pieces that are part of a series of artwork will be accepted but not necessarily published as a completed series. Some works may be selected while others may not.
  • There is an AUD$7.00 entrance fee for image submissions, however, this is the total fee for each submitter regardless of whether one or three images are submitted.
  • All submissions must be received before 11.59pm 25th July 2016

*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.

 Submit to Visible Ink – Pushing Boundaries