Verandah looks for and likes well-polished and previously unpublished works. Please refer to our Buy the Book page for back issues to see the calibre of writing and art which Verandah publication team ask for. We are a student run publication, so we are unable to give feedback and cannot return submissions. Please, please don’t send us your only copy!
Single submissions 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 individual. Submissions can be a mixture of prose, poetry or art, or three of the same.
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 30 as token payment.
Submission for 2015 are currently closed, please refer back in February 2016 for new submission dates.
Fiction and Nonfiction: There is a maximum of 2,500 words for all fiction and nonfiction submissions. Micro or flash fiction (between 150-1000 words) will also be accepted alongside longer short stories (between 1000-2500 words). Stories over 2,500 words will need to be proportionally brilliant to hold out two shorter stories.
Poems: Poems/suites of poems need to be fewer than 100 lines, so no epics please!
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:
- Short stories and poems must use Times New Roman font.
- Scripts must use Courier New font.
- All must use 12-point font size.
- Double spacing (exceptions with scripts and concrete poetry).
- Pages must be numbered.
- Our house style is Australian Standard: singular quotations and Australian spelling.
- Include a header with the title of your work.
- Your name should not appear anywhere on your work.
- Submit work electronically 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 a resolution of 300dpi. If you are submitting via snail mail please send the .jpgs on a CD.
You can attach your submission/s to an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them by mail (however if you are successful we will require an electronic copy). The same goes for paying submission fees, either through PayPal, or by mailing a cheque or money order (made out to Verandah). If you are a current Deakin student, you must provide your current student number so that you are not charged for your submissions.
Please name your electronic file submission as ‘Your name – Title of work’ and if you are submitting more than one piece attach each of them as separate documents. Attach a separate cover letter, which should include your name, address, email address, phone number, and a fifty word, third-person bio.
For more clarification about submitting, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
1 Submission ($10)
2-3 Submissions ($15)
Verandah Literary Journal
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood Victoria 3125