Voiceworks is a national literary journal that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. Our purpose is to create a space for people under twenty-five to develop their creative and editorial skills and to publish, and be paid for, their fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art and comics. Each selected piece goes through a collaborative editing process, and we provide individualised feedback for all unsuccessful submissions.
The Voiceworks team consists of the editor, designer, intern, and a volunteer Editorial Committee (EdComm), all of whom are also under twenty-five. Voiceworks relies entirely on contributions from young Australians. We seek to empower young writers and readers as equal creators and participants within the larger arts community. Our goal is to allow young people to represent themselves through literary and artistic production, and to develop their work and skills in a safe and supportive space.
Voiceworks is largely produced and edited on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. As a national publication, we pay our respects to the traditional custodians of all the lands on which our stories and artwork are created and edited, and we acknowledge that this has always been and will always be Aboriginal land. Sovereignty has never been ceded.
Voiceworks is published by Express Media, a not-for-profit organisation that provides support and development opportunities for young people in the literary arts. You can find out more about other Express Media programs at expressmedia.org.au. The Express Media office is located in The Wheeler Centre for Books Writing and Ideas.