2019 Submissions open April 1st June 30th

Verandah prints polished and previously unpublished work. Please refer to our ‘Buy the Book’ page for back issues to see the calibre of writing and art that the Verandah publication team asks for.

Due to the volume of submissions that we receive, we are unfortunately unable to give individual feedback to everyone.

Each year Verandah offers a number of prizes, provided by our sponsors, for outstanding submissions. All successful contributors will receive a free copy of Verandah 34.



External Submitters (non-Deakin students)
As a not-for-profit organisation that is student-run on a volunteer basis, some submission fees are necessary to sustain our work and produce the wonderful annual print journal. All submitters who are not Deakin University students are required to pay a submission fee of:

$5 AUD for 1 submission
You have the option of purchasing the Verandah 33 eBook for only $2.99 AUD with this option.



$10 AUD for 2-3 submissions
You will receive a free copy of Verandah 33 eBook with this option.


Deakin Students

Since Verandah is partially funded by Deakin University and run by its students, we do not take submission fees from current Deakin University students.
Deakin University student submitters must send their submission/s via their Deakin email (to confirm their identity as a Deakin University student.)



We will only accept a maximum of 3 submissions from each individual. Submissions can be a mixture of prose, poetry or art, or 3 of the same.

Please submit your piece/s via email to

Subject line of the email should be: ‘Verandah [literary or art] submission/s 2019’

If you are submitting more than 1 piece, please attach each of them as separate documents.

In the body of your email, please include your full name, address, email address, phone number and if you’re an external submitter – your payment/receipt number.



Fiction and Nonfiction (short stories/creative essays):
Maximum of 2,500 words for all fiction and nonfiction submissions.
Stories over 2,500 words will need to be proportionally brilliant to hold out two shorter stories.
Poems/suites of poems:
Need to be fewer than 100 lines, so no epics please!
Maximum of 7 minutes or 7 pages of properly formatted Courier New.

All literary submissions must follow this checklist:
All short stories and poems use Times New Roman font
All scripts must use Courier New font
Must use 12-point font size
Double spacing (exceptions for 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 as word document/s



Artwork and Photography:
One full-page limit
Two full-page limit

All submissions should be PDF’s or. jpg’s with a resolution of 300dpi.
Please be aware that some cropping may occur to fit artwork into a page.


For more clarification about submitting or if you have any queries regarding our submission guidelines please contact us via email at


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