Verge Creative Writing Journal

2021 Verge Call for Submissions

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

This year, many of us have been living with the directive to 'stay home'; the implication being that home is static, home is safe, home is fixed. But what does home look like, and what does it mean to be at home?

For Verge 2021, we're seeking pieces not only on home but on home's antonyms: exile, displacement, diaspora, transit. We want to read about unhomely homes, abandoned homes, unlikely homes, forgotten homes, found homes. We want writing that explores notions of home at every scale and angle. Perhaps you have a piece touching on how it feels to not be 'at home' in one's body; a tale that attends to the state of 'home' for the creaturely and the nonhuman, or perhaps you have a story in mind that involves ghosts and hauntings. Whatever you've got to show us, we're excited to read it.

The deadline for submissions is 11.59pm, 31st of December, 2020.

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 The work must be original and not be published, or currently be considered for publication elsewhere.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:

Georgia White:
Anders Villani (poetry):
Jessica Phillips:

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