Submission Guidelines

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
If you can print it, we want to see it! Empire Times accepts all submissions. Feel free to contact us to discuss your ideas or request pitches. Not sure what to write? Read our handy list of topics and ideas.

2018 Word Counts (Print and Online):

Feature/Opinion/Guide/Advice/Short Stories/Review
1 page: 600 words max
2 pages: 1100 words max
3 pages: 1700 words max
4 pages: 2300 words max

Poetry/Microfiction

50-150 words

We strongly advise that word counts be stuck to. Pieces written beyond the maximum word count will be edited and cut down.

Email Submission

When submitting your piece, please include the following in your email subject line:

SUBMISSION

ONLINE/PRINT (let us know if you wish for your piece to be in print or online)

SECTION

TITLE

Your email subject line should look like this:

SUBMISSION PRINT FEATURE My Time in Outer Space

Email your submissions and queries to: empire.times@flinders.edu.au.

For more information about submission formatting, check below in FORMATTING.

Photos & Artword
:
JPEG/TIFF/PSD/PNG/PDF/AI files
300dpi CMYK (i.e. high resolution images only)
If possible, please mention size and medium used in submission email.

Themes & Deadlines:

Issue One: 05 Jan  ‘Introductions’

Issue Two: 09 Feb ‘Health’

Issue Three: 06 Mar ‘No Theme’

Issue Four: 16 Apr ‘Adelaide’

Issue Five: 25 May ‘Sex’

Issue Six: 25 Jun ‘Style’

Issue Seven: 30 Jul ‘Space’

Issue Eight: 04 Sep ‘World’

Special: ‘Creativity’ TBC

Stay tuned for further updates throughout 2018.  

FORMATTING
Check that you’ve (1) used the correct formatting and (2) included all the necessary information! It’s super easy, but leaving it out will make our job harder or mean us chasing you up later… Read the 2018 submission guidelines here.

WHEN TO CONTACT US
Please let us know if you will not be able to meet a deadline, would like to schedule a meeting, improve your skills, a media pass to a reviewable event or have any questions or concerns.