A link to the imagination, a gateway to artistic expression

A link to the imagination,
a gateway to artistic expression

// creative works of fantasy and science fiction //

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Issue 01

Creature was born out of a desire to promote the creative works of fantasy and science fiction that have gone previously underrepresented in other larger submission programs. Born out of a meeting between five young artists, Creature was envisioned as a way for creatives of all stripes and colours to have a chance to get their work published and reviewed. Not all of us have the connections or the ability to get our work out into the greater world so easily and Creature is a way for the most promising writers to express their abilities and get the eyes of the public on to them.

Sci-Fi

Whether you enjoy Asimov or an Adams, we hope you’ll find something out of this world to keep you entertained here.

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Fantasy

Looking for a bit of Dragon action or a touch of Twilight? Read on for some peckish treats in High fantasy, Low fantasy, Urban fantasy, Magic realism and more.

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Prose

Sci Fi and Fantasy combine in this eclectic prose section.

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Betel leaves

The woman who lived at the crossroads could tell people’s fortunes by chewing betel leaves and reading the saliva-coated pulp she spat back into their palms…

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Poetry

Speculative fiction poetry offers so much to blow your mind. Read on for a major buzz.

Footpath

Footpath

I want to believe that I’m completely over you. Until I see the footpath we used to walk on the way home from school…

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Submissions

We are currently welcoming submissions from both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia in the creative writing field for the chance to be featured. 

The publication of stories will occur quarterly with first date to be set once website created.

There will be 18 pieces published each quarter.

  • Undergraduate pieces (9 – 4/5 poetry and 4/5 prose)
  • Postgraduate pieces (9 – 4/5 poetry and 4/5 prose)
  • Poetry – Maximum 4 pages?
  • Prose – Maximum 2000 words

Submissions for our next issue are now open. 

SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED. The deadline for submissions is 23 March, 2024 at 17.00.

We look forward to welcoming speculative fiction submissions from both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia for the chance to be featured.

Submitters can submit two submissions per writing topic and one visual arts submission.

  • Submissions must come from students currently participating in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
  • Submissions must be no more than 2,000 words for prose and four pages for poetry.
  • Submissions cannot be judged if the submission does not come from a post or undergraduate student.
  • Submissions must have a student number and date attached for verification purposes.
  • Submissions must be double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman.
  • Submissions must be speculative fiction (fantasy and/or sci fi).
  • Your name must not appear on your submission only on the form.