UNSWeetened Literary Journal

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A showcase of UNSW's creative writing.

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

Since 1998 the UNSWeetened Literary Journal has showcased UNSW’s creative writing talents. 

Published annually since way back in 1998, the Journal features both poetry and prose from students from a diverse and eclectic mix of degrees and writing styles. Not only is it a great way to get published but it is judged by the biggest writers in the Sydney writing scene and has firmly established itself as one of the best student literary prizes and publications in Sydney.

How can I get my hands on a copy? 

UNSWeetened is published annually - pick up a physical copy from Arc Reception today or check out the digital versions below!


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

The journal features a wide array of student stories and is created 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 publication.

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

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


Intake // Applications open early S1 2018

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UNSWeetened Literary Journal

Meet our 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 and yet also familiar, in assuming the identity of my novel’s heroic leads and knowing what it is to be them. However few of those identities have excited me as much as my new role as 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.