Framework Collection #32

Read Reminiscence


Framework Collection #31

Read Depraved


Framework Collection #30

Read survival


Framework is your critical arts journal.

Framework is Arc @ UNSW Art & Design's critical arts and literary journal, which aims to facilitate, promote, and celebrate expanded forms of arts writing and critical dialogue around our campus. 

Students work closely with the Writer's Coordinator to edit and develop their writing, which is published once a term, in week nine. Framework publishes a mix of experimental and more conventional reviews, interviews, essays and articles, as well as creative, visual and experimental texts. Framework is published online as a fixed layout epub and PDF, which means that contributors have the freedom to include interactive media such as videos, audio, gifs and animation in their writing.

How you can contribute to Framework

Framework provides students at all points of their journey the opportunity to publish their work in any form it may take. Experimental, controversial, or somewhere in the middle is all welcome here! Submissions are selected at the discretion of the Writer's Coordinator and then published for your viewing pleasure. 

Exhibition reviews FeaturesInterviews or conversations
Academic essays Illustrated essaysText-based art
Video artCreative non-fictionPoetry
Exhibition textsSound artCollage
Artist profilesMicro-fictionHybrid writing

Thinking of contributing? How to pitch:

As Framework is a student publication, we encourage students with varying levels of experience to submit. Whether you’re a seasoned essayist or a first-time writer -- we would love to hear from you!  

A pitch is a way of summarising what you would like to submit to Framework. We are extremely flexible, so this can be anything from the seed of an idea to a fully realised work. Your pitch doesn’t have to be overly formal, as we are interested in engaging with your vision at whatever stage it is at. 

  • Your concept, idea, argument or  

  • The form, structure or angle  

  • Excerpts or drafts are always great (but not compulsory), as they give us more insight into your thinking  

Once we’ve received your pitch we’ll give some advice and direction on approaching the piece. We may also share some helpful resources or readings that might be relevant or interest you! 

Let's do this!

Register your interest as a writer by emailing the Writer's Coordinator for 2021, Carmen Schieb at - or stopping by the Arc Office to have a chat!  

Carmen is also available via Zoom appointment, just send her an email to confirm.


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