UNSWeetened Literary Journal

A showcase of UNSW's creative writing.

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

UNSWeetened literary journal is where UNSW’s creative writing talents are showcased at their best.

Published annually since 1998, the journal features an eclectic mix of prose and poetry derived from our university’s diverse mix of students and faculties. It’s a great way to get your work published in print as well as to have your work judged by some of the biggest names in the Sydney writing scene. Now entering its 21st year of creation, the journal has come to be regarded as one of the best student literary prizes and publications in Sydney. 

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Pick up a copy of UNSWeetened 2018 from Arc Reception.

UNSWeetened 2018 Shortlist

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Volunteer your time and skills with UNSW's annual Literary Journal, UNSWeetened.

The journal features a wide array of student stories and poems that are put together by a wonderful team of student editors, illustrators and designers. 

Volunteering with UNSWeetened gives you the unique opportunity to sink your teeth into the production of a high quality and well regarded publication.

As a volunteer you'll gain and develop skills in teamwork, creativity and publishing.

Volunteering with UNSWeetened is also recognised on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

2018 Applications Closed

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Meet the 2018 Unsweetened Coordinator

Jennifer Bowers

Since my childhood days of The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar to my most recent discovery of John Donne, the written word has always had a power over my imagination. I’ve leisured in the chance to walk through worlds that are entirely different to my own, in assuming the identity of my novel’s heroic leads and living their experiences. 

However few of those identities have excited me as much as my new role of Unsweetened coordinator. The chance to engage with the diverse and extraordinary work of UNSW’s student body is as great of an adventure to me as any I have found in a book. 

When I’m not reading or hanging out at the Arc office I’m also completing a bachelor of arts/fine arts at UNSW, majoring in English, Painting and occasionally dog memes. 

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UNSWeetened Literary Journal