Submission Guidelines 2021 – V36: 

Verandah is an art and literary journal now in its 36th year of publication. Our aim is to give a voice to emerging artists and writers. This year’s publication is founded around the theme of “Intersections”.  

  • Think a waiting room, a hallway, a bridge. The ocean. An airport, a train station, a long highway. Or maybe, a dream. 
  • Think about the gap between you and I. Our edges. The dialogue between our experiences. The cracks. How do we mend them? 
  • Or is this transitory space one that you want to stay in? That we should stay in? A perpetual state of becoming. What possibilities are generated here? 

We invite you to respond to this theme, but it is non-binding and is more of an idea that will bring the whole publication together, rather than a thematic requirement on individual pieces. 

This journal will only accept previously unpublished work. Works that have been created as part of university assignments will be accepted. 

Submissions will close on the 30th of June 2021. 


Fiction and Nonfiction short stories/ Creative Essays: Maximum of 2,500 words 

Poetry: No more than 100 lines 

Scripts: Maximum of 7 pages (approx. 7 minutes) of properly formatted script (Courier New font is required) 

Graphic Narrative, Artwork and Photographyone full page limit. All submissions should be PDF or jpg, with a resolution of 300dpi (Please be aware that some cropping may occur to fit artwork onto a page). 


General Formatting Requirements: 

12-point font size 

Double spacing (exceptions for scripts and concrete poetry) 

Numbered pages 

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 a doc.x file (Graphic Narrative, Artwork and Photography should be PDF or jpg) 

Processes and Fees: 

All External Submitters who are not a part of Deakin University students or staff are required to pay a submission fee: 

$5 AUD for 1 submission (there is an option to purchase an eBook of v34 for $3 alongside this submission) 

$9 AUD for 2 submissions (an eBook of v34 is included within the submissions price) 

$11 AUD for 3 submissions (an eBook of v34 is included within the submissions price) 

Please note that we do not receive submission fees via the submittable forum. External submitters are required to pay their submission fees here, and then provide their payment/receipt number during the submissions process. 

Deakin University students and staff do not have to pay the submissions fee. Deakin University students and staff must use their Deakin email when submitting through Submittable.  

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. 

Submit to Verandah 36 here 


If you have any queries regarding our submissions guidelines, don’t hesitate to email us at 

If you would like to see what we accept as submissions, check out our previous editions.