Have a story to tell?
How it's done here
The CWC exists to give students (you folks) the chance to network, improve your craft, and get published.
We take submissions in any form of writing, including short stories, articles, blog entries, reviews, poetry, essays, and other writing. These can include past assignments, as long as they have been marked and returned at the time of submission. And remember, the comments section is an excellent place for you to get feedback from other club members!
You can also submit your writing to our very own Coze Journal, a yearly print publication of CWC Members' writing.
Please submit all work according to the following:
word document (.doc or .docx)
double-returns (one line space between paragraphs)
no double spaces after full stops
fully cited with hyperlinks to any digital references
For further optional formatting guidelines, please see the Curtin University Style Guide.
Short Articles (e.g. reviews): 500-800 words
Feature Articles: 1,500-2,000 words
200–600 for an existing blog
Essays have a 2,500-word limit.
Short stories have a 2,000-word limit.
Poetry has a 50-line limit.
If you would like to submit experimental poetry, send us an email!
In the subject line of your email, please include the following information:
Author Name, 'Title of Piece' - Website Submission
If your piece doesn't end up on our website, but you're a CWC member, you have the option of sharing it with us in our members-only Facebook group.
If you're submitting a piece and have any photos related to the article, feel free to send them in to accompany your piece.
Make sure that you've either taken the photos yourself, have an image source we can cite or have sourced it from a site which provides royalty-free images (e.g. pexels, unsplash, etc.). For all pieces sent in without photos, (other than poetry), we will be using our own stock images.
Terms and Conditions
The Curtin Writers Club will only accept pieces from Curtin University students. Please submit your work using your Curtin student email.
Please note that submission does not guarantee publication – pieces will be selected by our editors based on suitability and publishing requirements. Please remember to check your email regularly, as we will contact you to confirm receipt of your submission, and to query your work.
For a work to be eligible for publication, it must-
be produced by a Curtin University student;
be original and the submitter’s own work. All of our contributors are required to understand that we abide by Curtin University’s guidelines for Academic Integrity;
include any references used as hyperlinks or an informal list at the end of your document;
(if it is a previous assessment)* marked and returned to the author/submitter;
be submitted before the given due date if it is intended for a publication or competition. General website submissions can be submitted at any time;
reflect Curtin University’s values and signature behaviours. We will not publish pieces which the editors and/or executive committee find to be disrespectful.
* If a work has previously been submitted for assessment at Curtin University, it must be marked and returned to you before it will be eligible for submission to any CWC publication. This is due to TurnItIn’s plagiarism check – if a piece has been published online before it is submitted for assessment it is likely to be marked as plagiarised material and this will affect grading.
If your piece is selected for publishing you will be contacted by an editor to finalise your submission. Upon reception of your work, an editor will read and analyse the piece for publishing potential. Any formatting that you have applied to your piece may not be transferred to the final publication due to web formatting demands, so please let us know if there is any formatting that is vital to the meaning/interpretation of your work.
Submission of any work is automatic and immediate acceptance of the above Terms and Conditions.