General Info

Any current undergraduate or postgraduate student from any university in Australia is welcome to submit. To prove you are a university student, you must attach your student number to your submission.

We accept prose, poetry, and visual art! Please check our guidelines before submitting any of these. 

While submissions are open, there will be a submittable link in the Submission Guidelines tab where you can send through your work. 

Yes! You can submit up to 2 pieces for prose and visual art, and up to 4 pages of poetry (made up of either one poem, or several pieces)! 


If we like your work, we’ll publish it! Unfortunately, because CREATURE is run on a volunteer basis, we can’t offer any payment for publishing. 

Sure thing! We do prefer work that fits the theme of each issue, but good work is good work!  


We have quarterly issues! 

You can withdraw your submission via submittable, just click ‘withdraw’.

Poetry Guidelines

No more than 4 pages. This can be one poem, or several pieces. Indicate when each piece ends. Ensure all poems are on one document. 

Prose guidelines


Application Submission rules

Submissions must come from students currently participating in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree of creative writing.

Submissions must be no more than 2,000 words. 

Submissions cannot be judged if the submission does not come from a post or undergraduate student studying creative writing.

Submissions must have a student number and date attached for verification purposes.

Submissions must be double spaced, 12 point Times New Roman.