Victoria University’s Creative Arts Journal Offset is turning 15, a milestone it reached largely because of its student and community contributors.
Following the Australian Book Review’s recent amazing appraisal of last year’s edition,Offset 15 is calling for original, previously unpublished submissions to be showcased through its printed journal, online journals and two-week annual exhibition.
- spoken word
Submissions close Friday 5 June 2015.
In 2001, VU Professional Writing lecturer Dr Ian Syson had a vision to showcase the work of Victoria University students, and created Offset.
Produced and published by a select team of third-year College of Arts students, Offset encourages contributions from VU students, staff, and the wider community, and also accepts national and international contributions – even in languages other than English.
Emerging writers and artists are published alongside the works of featured professionals. Previous editions have included author Kate Holden, comedian and actor Nazeem Hussain, and social commentator Van Badham. Offset 15 will feature poetry genius Oscar Schwartz and sculptor Jackie Ralph.
In partnership with Writers’ Victoria, Australian Poetry, Malthouse Theatre and Maribyrnong City Council, Offset continues to encourage and nurture emerging artists by providing awards and prizes for best submissions in their categories.