Journal of Writing and Writing Courses


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: text@textjournal.com.au
TEXT can accommodate hypertext, images and most facilities available on the web. We encourage innovative and creative uses of the electronic medium.

Peer review
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 paper entirely.

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. [4] 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)

Biographical Note
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, westel@unimelb.edu.au. Books for review should be sent to Dr Linda Weste, School of Culture and Communication,
Room 207, West Tower, John Medley (Building 191), The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia.

Creative works
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 a.lawrence@griffith.edu.au

Hypertext and Digital Writing submission
To discuss the suitability of hypertext submission please contact the Digital Writing editor, Jason Nelson w.nelson@griffith.edu.au

Unusual submissions
If you have any inquiries regarding unusual or complex submissions, contact the General editor, Nigel Krauth at text@textjournal.com.au


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Vol 20 No 2 October 2016
General Editor: Nigel Krauth. Editors: Kevin Brophy & Enza Gandolfo