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Local creativity showcased in Offset 2012

Offset, Victoria University's student produced creative arts journal is calling for contributions from western suburbs residents for its 2012 edition.

Managing Editors, Vince Stahtiaris and Emmyrose Hobbs, are venturing outside of Victoria University and into the wider community, looking for submissions of prose, poetry, photography, multimedia or music which celebrate the people, culture, history and languages of Melbourne's west.

Everyone, no matter what age or background, is invited to be creative around the broad theme of living in the west.

Offset is produced annually by a team of third year students from the School of Communication and the Arts.

Offset Project Manager, with the School of Communication and the Arts, Alison Whan said: "Last year's team produced Offset No. 11 in a book format with accompanying CD and DVD, growing the publication from its humble beginnings in 2001.  It is a beautiful volume of poetry, prose, music, multimedia and printed images. We expect this year's student publishing team to produce another something extra special."

For the first time, authors whose works are published will receive a payment of $40. In addition to appearing in the journal, published submissions will be showcased at the inaugural Offset three day creative arts festival and two week exhibition to be held at the Footscray Community Arts Centre in October, 2012.

"While the festival program is still to be finalised it will be packed with plenty of activities for all lovers of art and culture," Alison Whan said.


Submission deadline is 22nd June, 2012

Submission guidelines can be found on


For further information:

Alison Whan

Offset 2012 Project Manager, Victoria University

Ph.9919 8745 m.0478 313 662

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