Verge Creative Writing Journal

2023 Verge Call for Submissions

Monash University’s annual creative writing anthology is now accepting submissions on the theme ‘Defiant.’

We have all been defiant in our lives or experienced the defiance of others. A stubborn toddler, acts of spite, deliberate choices to forge your own path. Globally, there have been challenges. Many have found ways to resist tradition, expectations, and inaction, to defy what may seem unsurmountable odds to achieve something meaningful, or simply relish the opportunity to rebel.

For Verge 2023, we're seeking pieces that reflect being ‘defiant’ in all its forms.

The deadline for submissions is 11.59pm, 14th of August 2022.

Submission guidelines

Verge is open to emerging and established writers and there is no fee for submission.

Poets are asked to compose their work for A5 and the word limit for prose submissions is 3000 words. The work must be original and not be published, or currently be considered for publication elsewhere.

Authors are invited to submit their work as a Word document directly to the editors.

Please ensure all three editors are included in your email:

Samuel Bernard:
Thomas Rock:
Vera Gu:

Back issues of Verge are available at Monash University Publishing.