30 June 2014

NYWM: Day 30


The end of June is actually upon us!

First and foremost, we hope you’ve enjoyed the ride and found all of our posts invaluable and helpful to your blossoming writing careers.

For the last post, we thought it might be a great idea to give you a whole bunch of awesome resources to submit your written work, and publications to keep an eye out for the future if you ever decide to want to become a professional writer, journalist or columnist.

Open Pitches is a relatively new Tumblr page where writers, editors and publications can all communicate together, and provides an excellent platform where you can pitch your ideas and seek publications possibly interested in commissioning it.

Need some help with your creative career? We’ve got that covered as well – take a look at this amazing post on The Loop on how to be creative when searching for a creative career. Trust us when we say you’re bound to inspired and filled with new ideas after reading the post. Job site SEEK have also published this great article about career lessons we can learn from Game of Thrones.

Small Press Network also have a (gigantic) list of potential magazines and publishing houses you can submit your work to – go on their homepage and scroll down to the bottom to view the list.

Down here at Express Media, we still have applications open for our Scribe Non Fiction Prize, and always accept submissions for our Voiceworks publications when they are open. If you’re looking to branch out into film reviewing, think about joining our Buzzcuts team. Apply here.

We also have Hologram, an ongoing project by Express Media that picks two novellas to publish by writers under the age of 30.

Our friends down at The Lifted Brow are also accepting submissions about the dark life of technology and social media. More details here. Kill Your Darlings also accepts submissions from time to time, check back on their site for any new updates.

If you’re a university student, perhaps consider contributing to your local publications and supporting your student community. Here is a quick list for all publications across our Victorian universities:

– Monash University: Esperanto and Lot’s Wife

– University of Melbourne: Farrago

– RMIT: Catalyst

– Deakin: Wordly

– La Trobe: Rabelais Magazine

– Victoria University: Connections Magazine

In terms of specfiic competitions and prize, Express Media will be having the John Marsden Prize opening soon, and do research on other prizes like the Write Across Victoria and Overland Prize.

Another great place to look at is your local writers centres for each state. For example, the SA Writers Centre has a page dedicated to publications seeking submissions. Alternatively, if you’re looking for feedback on your work, check on their sites for courses and networking events, or even take a look at Writers Web, a place dedicated to emerging writers and editors looking to meet other like minded individuals and share creative ideas and thoughts.

Once again, thank you to everyone who joined us on this fun ride of writing! See you again next June for another roller coaster of ideas! To send you guys off to your future creative endeavours, let’s all celebrate with a glass of bubbly and Queen’s We Are The Champions.

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