We accept original submissions of short fiction in any genre (up to 3500 words), both formal and free verse poetry (up to 50 lines) as well as works of creative nonfiction (up to 3500 words).


Submissions for


 are now CLOSED 

Carver of mountains and soother of wounds; without it, you die, while even a modest excess can leave one lifeless. 71% of the earth is covered in it, while your own body is – so we’re told – nearly two-thirds WATER. At once a powerful symbol of both peace and chaos, permanence and change, we thought Water would make an enticing theme for our second issue. 


Think of its myriad forms and reflective beauty – a property of its inherent invisibility. Consider its life-giving properties alongside its destructive potential. Water shapes our everyday lives as it has shaped our very planet; yet it is so ubiquitous we hardly notice it, until deprived. 


For anyone who have known drought or flood, for those who have feared for their lives or found themselves at home in its slippery hold, for all who have contemplated its cosmic significance or simply savoured the pleasure of a thirst quenched on a summer’s day, the theme of Water is bound to arrest the imagination and release a flood of wonderful writing. We can’t wait to read your work! 

For any enquiries, please contact us at  inscribe@tabor.edu.au

For an example of the type of work we're looking for, please read our sample selection from our first issue:


  • In preparing your work for submission, take note of any advertised themes for our up-coming editions

  • Be sure to edit and proofread your work thoroughly prior to sending it to inScribe

  • Email your submission as an attached Microsoft Word document to inscribe@tabor.edu.au

  • Please ensure the attached file bears the same name as the title of your work

  • Include the title and genre of your work in the email subject heading – e.g.:
         Runaway Train_Fiction
         Never Again_Nonfiction

  • You may submit as many works as you like, but please send a separate email for each title

  • In the body of your email, provide your full name and contact details (i.e. postal address, email address and phone number) together with a short (30-50 word) author bio

  • Please remove your name and any identifying information from the attached document – each title will be subject to a blind reading by multiple members of our editorial team

  • Be sure to observe the maximum length of 3,500 words per story (fiction and non-fiction) and 50 lines per individual poem

  • We ask that you format your submission using a plain, size 12pt font (e.g. Arial, Calibri or Times New Roman) with 1.5 line spacing



All submitting authors will be notified of the decision of the editorial team as to whether or not their submission has been successful. This decision is final, and dispute will not be entered into. 

All work accepted may be subject to minor formatting and proofreading alteration without notice. Permission for any substantive corrections or editorial changes will be sought from the author prior to publication.

Generally, we request that all submissions are of previously unpublished work. If you wish to submit work that has already appeared in print or online, please indicate when and where it was published, in the body of your submission email.

Copyright remains with author; however, inScribe journal reserves the right to re-print previously published works on our website and/or in subsequent print editions.

Should your work be published elsewhere after appearing in inScribe, we request as a courtesy that you acknowledge when and where it was first published with us.

inScribe journal is a not-for-profit venture; any money raised via subscription and sales will be directed into the ongoing running cost of the website and to improve the quality and availability of the journal.

Please email submissions to:  inscribe@tabor.edu.au