The Corvus accepts creative work from current RMIT students. We want your stuff! Be it fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screenwriting, song lyrics and music, essay writing, reviews, animation, short film, photography, or visual artwork. If you think it’s weird, hilarious, fun, meaningful, all of the above, or something completely different, we probably want it. Read on for the nuts and bolts of submitting.
By submitting work to be published on The Corvus you give consent for your work to appear on the website and for excerpts to appear on our social media platforms. Writers still own the copyright to their own work.
All pieces are read and edited by our team prior to being posted to the website. If a piece is unsuitable for publication on the site, you will be notified and given feedback as to why the piece didn’t make it onto The Corvus. This will then give you an opportunity to resubmit if you feel like it.
We will not accept any creative work that we consider racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, or ableist.
How to submit
Okay, first bring up your student email. Create a new message.
Address it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and in the subject line write Submission from Your Name Here – Your genre here, for example Submission from Joan Smith – Film Review. Attach your piece or images, and if submitting a link just pop it in the body of the email.
This email must include:
- Your real name,
- pen name (if applicable),
- your preferred email for contacting,
- and a 50 word bio about yourself. Feel free to put these details in the attached document if you so desire.
- What your submitting(I.e: Pdf, link, photos or artwork)
If your piece exceeds word limits please let us know in the email, or contact us through Facebook and we may be able to make arrangements to host the piece. Word limits exist so as to not overwhelm our editing team.
All work should be submitted as a .doc file where possible, unless stated otherwise in the table below. This makes it easily editable for our team.
|Poetry||Please submit poems as you would like to see them published. In a .doc file is best though if you’re submitting pieces that aren’t of conventional line structure such as concrete poetry please send as a .pdf or as images with clarification in regards to the order you want them read.
Maximum 3 poems per submission
Please state if you wish for all the poems to appear in one post or separately.
|Fiction||Please submit your fiction piece as a .doc file, with a title.
Word limit: 5000 Words
|Non-fiction||Please submit your non-fiction piece as a .doc file, with a title.
Word limit: 5000 Words
|Song Lyrics||Please submit as a .doc file, if you also have a recorded version please submit a link to a platform where it/a sample can be heard, such as SoundCloud.|
|Screenplay/Short Film Script||Please submit your script as a .pdf and where possible a file type that allows editing (.doc or Final Draft).
Please only submit selected scenes. We will accept a maximum of 15 pages. Due to limited space all .pdfs will be stored in a dropbox accessible via link. Please also include a title page with your name present.
|Essay||Please submit your essay as a .doc file with a title.
Word Limit: 3000 Words.
|Review/Feature/Editorial/Profile||Please submit your piece as a .doc with what you’re reviewing/writing on clearly stated in document along with a title.
If it’s an interview then a transcript is expected along with the piece itself, whether that be in question and answer format or a profile. If there is video or recording of the conversation you’d also like to submit please a link to ether Youtube or Soundcloud.
We also welcome any images you may also have to submit with the piece.
Word Limit: 2000 Words (flexible)
|Animation||Please submit a link (hosted on Youtube or Vimeo) to your animation in the email along with a title, the length of the animation, and a short synopsis.|
|Short Film||Please submit a link (Hosted on Youtube or Vimeo) to your short film along with a title, the length of the film and a short synopsis and credits for cast and crew involved in the filming.|
|Photography (Slr, dslr, Iphone, Polaroid etc)||Please submit a maximum 3 images for us to post and if there are more in the collection post them on an image sharing site such as Imgur, Flickr or PhotoBucket. Instagram accounts will also be considered if the majority of posts are art related. Same for Tumblr and Pinterest. Ideally we would like to host all images but due to space we are unable to at this time.|
|Music Audio/Narrative Podcast||Please submit a recorded version via a link from Soundcloud or Youtube. We will also consider other hosting sites. If you have album artwork, podcast images or accompanying promotional imagery please also attach.|
(Paintings, collage etc. Images of physical pieces also accepted)
|Please submit a maximum of 3 images for us to post and if there are more in the collection post them on an image sharing site such as Imgur, Flickr or PhotoBucket. Instagram accounts will also be considered if the majority of posts are art related. Same for Tumblr and Pinterest.
Please also include a title for your pieces, a bio detailing how you created the work and any other details such as materials, time taken and process you might think relevant.
Writing you bio?
Keep it simple. Include your name, age (if you’d like), what you’re studying, preferred genre or medium of creative work, where you have previously been published if applicable, and perhaps a fun fact about yourself. Often they sound best in third person
Joan Smith is a second year writing student who has been dabbling in writing film reviews since high school. In the future she hopes to continue reviewing films and perhaps someday create her own. She has previously been published in This Film Mag, and will be hitting her local cinema every week until she no longer physically can.