Are you an aspiring writer, wordsmith or poet? UNSWeetened literary journal is where UNSW’s creative writing talents are showcased at their best. Submissions now open for poetry, prose & creative writing.
Our theme? Wabi-Sabi - the beauty of imperfection. The journal hopes to capture the magic of a 20th century poet's old beaten and battered coat pocket notebook, mixed with a subdued, relatable modern take. Taking an approach to design that is soft, nuanced, and intimate, it hopes to inspire students to write without the strains of producing a perfect text.
Think - coffee stains, pencil sketches, hand-sewn sweater patches, fading photographs or polaroids that fade into view, Japanese ceramics and chipped porcelain, natural imprints, marks, wears, tears, scribbles. UNSWeetened hopes to create a sense of comfort, just like the comfort found in the trusty friend that is a writer's journal.
Join us in creating something that is perfectly imperfect. Submissions close 10 JUL, WK6.