Voiceworks is open for longform fiction submissions! Here at Voiceworks, we’ve heard that some of you are writing longer stories—investigating characters, narratives and environments further than our 3,000-word limit allows—but are not quite sure what to do with them. Sure, there are prizes, but outside of this there are very few avenues for publication, especially for young […]
I think of Voiceworks more as a place for fiction and poetry. Is this true? Nope. Sure, we publish short stories and poems, but what we’re chomping at the bit for is nonfiction. Just quietly, we get 250+ people sending fiction and poetry, but only 30ish for nonfiction. This means we want to read more nonfiction, […]
Voiceworks #106, ‘Motive’, contributors tell us what motivated their work, pictured by their favourite detective. You can read the entire issue by purchasing a copy from our online shop or by waltzing into one of these fine retailers. Fiction Chloë Reeson The Neighbourhood Dogs ‘The Neighbourhood Dogs’ is about unspoken complexities in the search for queer identity. […]
Voiceworks Issue #106, ‘Motive’, is filled with more of the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics and art by Australians under the age of twenty-five.
There are very few sources of external validation for emerging writers, and even fewer situations in which you’re likely to receive applause. Sometimes you get it at readings, festival panels or publication launches—but never for a first draft.
For young writers, the process of trying to get your writing published can too easily become a negative feedback loop. You send your work out into the void and, for the most part, the void, as voids do, stays mute.
Nina Carter Hey pals, 2016, am I right? 2016 has been a year. And I have been lost in so many ways. But, when I arrived home from NYWF2016, my copy of ‘Nerve’ was waiting for me, reliable as always. On the Monday night, I opened up the familiar cover of Voiceworks and prepped myself […]
Shu-Ling Chua, ACT I remember being aware of Night Games by Anna Krien when it was published in 2013. The conversation it sparked around sex, power and privilege in Australia’s sporting culture flickered in my periphery; I was just beginning to discover sex, let alone the concept of consent. Night Games follows the rape trial […]