All submissions must be from current UC Undergraduate, Postgraduate or Honours students, and must be previously unpublished, unless given permission. Multiple submission types are accepted. We encourage all disciplines and degrees to participate.

Where applicable, all written submissions must be in 12-point Times New Roman font with double spacing. Please submit these pieces as a word document, not a PDF.

Submissions should be sent from your student email address with the subject line SUBMISSION (work type, eg. poetry). Please send submissions to curieux@canberra.edu.au, with the title of your work as the document name. Any questions or queries can also be sent to curieux@canberra.edu.au, but please include QUERY in your email subject line.

Specific guidelines for different formats are below:

Prose Fiction and Nonfiction – A maximum of 1000 words. Must be a self-contained work, so no excerpts from a larger piece.

Articles – A maximum of 1000 words.

Poetry – Up to 24 lines per poem.

Scripts and Screenplays – A maximum of 20 pages, in standard formatting. Can be an excerpt from a larger piece.

Comics – A maximum of 5 pages.

Artwork – Submit your artwork in high resolution. Open to discussion for design purposes.

Photography – Open to discussion for design purposes. Submit your artwork in high resolution.

If your work falls outside of the Curieux submission guidelines but you think it would be a good fit for Curieux and are open to the possibility of adjusting your piece, then please contact the editorial team directly through the aforementioned email.

Print edition guidelines:

Additionally, Curieux publishes 3 print editions per year. Each edition is themed and is open to submissions across all the aforementioned formats.

Submissions for this edition must still be sent from your student email address however, the subject line must be SUBMISSION – PRINT (work type, eg. poetry). Please send submissions to curieux@canberra.edu.au, with the title of your work as the document name.

Regarding formatting, consider the online submission guidelines for your piece, however Curieux are open to discussion about the final length/size. Please send any questions or queries to curieux@canberra.edu.au, but please include QUERY in your email subject line.