UNSWeetened Literary Journal

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A showcase of UNSW's creative writing

UNSWeetened doesn't like to sugarcoat anything. Especially not literature.

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. 


REVIEW | 'With Care' Exhibition

BY Gemma Anderson (UNSWeetened Marketing & Promotions)

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REVIEW | The Penguin Book of Japanese Short Stories

BY Jack Zhou (UNSWeetened Editor)

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INTERVIEW | Marina Benjamin

Marina Benjamin is the author behind celebrated works such as, ‘Insomnia’ and ‘The Middlepause’ as well as Senior editor of the digital Magazine Aeon.

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INTERVIEW | Sam Cooney

We chatted to Sam Cooney the publisher behind the independent Australian book press Brow Books and quarterly non-profit literary magazine The Lifted Brow.

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INTERVIEW | Bri Lee

We spoke to Eggshell Skull author, Bri Lee ahead of the Sydney Writer's Festival

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