Everything you need to know about Coze submissions

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Coze Journal is the CWC's yearly print publication of member writing and features illustrations from the Curtin Illustration Club.


Coze Journal takes submissions of prose (up to 2,000 words) and poetry (up to 40 lines), which could be anything from creative non-fiction to short fiction, lyric essay, free verse poetry, anything!


You must provide your email address and name (can be a pseudonym)
with any submissions made to the journal.
 If you like, you can also include any social media tags (Instagram, Twitter and so-on), websites or facebook pages that link to your writing or art.


Please note that you can only enter if you are a member of the Curtin Writers Club, and your work has to be original and unpublished. If you're not a member yet, worry not! You can now join online. Submitting your work to the journal is free, and membership only costs $5. All funds raised from membership go directly back into providing opportunities and great events for our members.


Email your submissions to cwcsubmissions@gmail.com.

All contributors will receive a free copy of the journal

at the yearly launch event in Semester 2.

Are you a visual artist?

Get your work in the journal!

The CWC is looking for artists, illustrators and photographers to create cover and internal designs for Coze Journal. You'll be fully credited (including with a contributor bio) in the journal and receive a free copy if your artwork is selected!

You can do half-page, full-page, or spread illustrations and photos, and the design of these pieces should reflect the Coze theme of the current year.

Terms & Conditions



By submitting your work for consideration for Coze Journal you confirm that you agree to the following terms and conditions:


  1. All works submitted must be original and unpublished, and relate in some way to the designated theme.

  2. All entrants must be current students at Curtin University. 

  3. Entrants submitting writing must be members of Curtin Writers Club at the time of submission.

  4. Submissions close at midnight on the 31st of August.

  5. Entries must be submitted in word document format to cwcsubmissions@gmail.com, with the author’s name, student number, and preferred name for publication (if required) in the email. In the subject of the email, you must include that the entry is for Coze Journal.

  6. Entry is free. There will be no payment for published works, but authors and illustrators published in the journal will receive a free copy.

  7. Entries must be written predominantly in English.

  8. Submissions can be prose up to 2,000 words, or poetry up to 40 lines.

  9. Up to three entries per person may be submitted.

  10. Submissions will be judged by the Curtin Writers Club editorial team, and the final decision on works to be published remains with the editorial team.

  11. Copyright of submitted works will remain the property of the author/artist. By submitting your work for consideration, you authorise Curtin Writers Club to use, reproduce, publish and communicate the work for publication and promotion purposes in connection with Coze Journal. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but you must notify the club in the case of your work being accepted for publication elsewhere. After the publication of Coze Journal, you are free to re-publish your work elsewhere.





  • The title Coze must be included in all caps in the image. It must be given significant weight in the hierarchy of the design and should ideally be your own creative type design. If using a typeface, please check the licensing and ideally use open source/non-restricted

  • Illustrations should be in full colour

  • The design must wrap around the journal: this may be in the form of the front image with its reflection on the back, or any other creative way of wrapping the journal. Please submit as two separate A5 PDF pages in one document, not one spread.

  • A5 size with 3 mm bleed, exported with crop and bleed marks

  • CMYK format

  • High res PDF or TIFF, no compression


Not following the specifications will not disqualify your submission, but you may be asked to remedy any errors. Please keep in regular contact with editors of Coze.


Works submitted must be original. The Curtin Writers Club reserves the right to use the chosen illustration in advertising and promotional material, and authors of this content will be credited.





  • Half-page, full-page, or spread illustrations for an A5 journal

  • Vector or high-res raster graphics

  • 3mm bleed for spreads and full-page illustrations to avoid cropping

  • Illustrations should be black and white, and can be greyscale-shaded or linework.

We acknowledge the past, present and emerging traditional owners of the land on which we live and work, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

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