Information for contributors
See also, policy page.
TEXT welcomes submission of research articles on creative and professional
writing and processes, the teaching of writing and related issues. TEXT
also welcomes the submission of creative work, book reviews, letters and
notices providing that the matter of the creative work concerns exploration
of creativity, or the nature and processes of writing, or the nature and
processes of the teaching of writing, or investigation of writers’ issues.
TEXT occasionally publishes specific-topic collections or longer works
in its Special Issue Series.
Submissions are accepted throughout the year. The refereeing process
can take up to 4 months and every effort is made to publish successful
submissions in the following edition of TEXT. However, it is not uncommon
to carry papers over to a later edition.
It’s an all-electronic process
TEXT is an electronic journal.
Email a contribution as an attachment to: email@example.com
TEXT can accommodate hypertext, images and most facilities available on
the web. We encourage innovative and creative uses of the electronic medium.
All articles and all creative works submitted are subject to a double-blind
peer review process.
Please note, your submission should be an original work not previously
published elsewhere. TEXT can consider conference papers that were included
in published proceedings, but only if they have been significantly developed.
A published conference paper of around 3,500 words would, for instance,
increase in size to something like 7,000 words
or may become another
Submit in Word
We do our own coding and request that submissions be sent as a simple
Word document in either Mac or PC platforms. Photographs, illustrations
etc can be incorporated into the Word document, but should also be submitted
as separate jpegs at 300 dpi or better.
Footnotes No. A simple list of notes at the end Yes
TEXT does not use footnotes. Instead we run a list of linked notes at
the end of the piece. Submissions utilising numbered notes or appendices
should have them listed at the end with, of course, clear indication
in the body of the text showing where they'll be linked to. Please don’t use any computerised footnote or endnote devices available in most Word
programs. Just make a numbered list of your notes and indicate them with a bracketed number in the body of the text, e.g.  for note number 4.
For referencing, TEXT uses an Author-date system (which
the editors adapt to online publication).
Walker, JR & T Tayler (eds) 1998 The Columbia guide to online style, Columbia University Press, New York
Dawson, P 2008 ‘Creative writing and postmodern interdisciplinarity’, TEXT 12, 1 (April): http://www.textjournal.com.au/april08/dawson
(accessed 21 April 2012)
Please always include a biographical note of up to 200 words with your
submission, and if appropriate the name of your affiliated tertiary institution.
Please include an abstract of up to 200 words with your submission.
Subject Index / Keywords
To list your paper in the subject index please provide no more than 3
keywords or phrases suitable for inclusion in the index.
As noted in the Policy section http://www.textjournal.com.au/policy.htm,
TEXT claims only first publication rights, and copyright of all work published
in TEXT remains with the authors. Submissions must be the sole work of
the author(s) and not involve third parties with a claim to copyright.
Permission to reproduce photographs and illustrations is the responsibility
of the author(s).
Book reviews are not normally refereed, however a substantial article
built around several books may qualify for refereeing. For information
and requirements regarding submission of reviews, please contact the Reviews
editor, Dr Linda Weste firstname.lastname@example.org. Books for review should be sent to Dr Linda Weste,
School of Culture & Communication,
Room 216, West Tower,
John Medley (Building 191),
University of Melbourne,
For issues relating to the publication policy for creative works
such as poetry, prose and memoir, please contact the Creative Works editor, Dr Anthony Lawrence at email@example.com
Hypertext and Digital Writing submission
To discuss the suitability of hypertext submission please contact the
Digital Writing editor, Jason Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any inquiries regarding unusual or complex submissions, contact
the editors, Nigel Krauth, Kevin Brophy and Enza Gandolfo at email@example.com
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