Journal of Writing and Writing Courses




Our purpose
TEXT is an international peer reviewed journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. TEXT publishes academic and other material concerned with creative and professional writing programs in universities, tertiary colleges, and the community around Australia, the UK, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and from other English-speaking areas and programs.

TEXT includes research articles on creative and professional writing and processes, the teaching of writing, and allied topics. TEXT also includes creative work, book reviews, letters and notices. TEXT occasionally publishes specific-topic collections or longer works in its Special Issue Series.

Regarding creative work, TEXT considers contributions of stories, poetry, memoir, etc 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, lifestyles, or such like.

For queries please contact the General Editor, Nigel Krauth, at text@textjournal.com.au

Warranty of originality
Any author submitting work to TEXT warrants that the work:
·     is an original work;
·     does not include any material which shall give rights to action at Common Law or under Statute;
·     does not include any material that is defamatory of any person, firm or corporation;
·     is not in breach of copyright or any other rights which shall give rise to any action at Common Law or under Statute; and
·     the Author has full power to make this agreement.

TEXT claims first publication rights, and copyright of all work published in TEXT remains with the author(s). As such, except as provided by the Australian Copyright Act 1968, no part of a publication may be reproduced, communicated to the public, except without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.

For permissions regarding republication of articles in TEXT, contact the author(s) directly and acknowledge that the work was first published in TEXT.

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).

For general introductory information about how copyright works, or about the Australian Copyright Act 1968, we encourage a visit to the Australian Copyright Council website at www.copyright.org.au

Ownership, management and physical address of the journal
TEXT is published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) and managed by a General Editor who is appointed by the Committee of Management of the AAWP. Members of the TEXT editorial team are managed and appointed by the General Editor.

General Editor:
Professor Nigel Krauth
Postal Address: School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science, Gold Coast campus, Griffith University, QLD 4222, Australia
Campus Address: Parklands Drive, Southport, QLD, 4222, Australia
Email Address: n.krauth@griffith.edu.au

Conflict of interest policy
Our editors select reviewers who have suitable expertise in the relevant field. We are conscious of the potential for conflicts of interest to arise, and we are committed to work to avoid the potential for bias at every stage of the submission, review, revision, and publication process.

Our editorial team is also committed to ensuring that the potential for advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions.

An editor at TEXT is not to be involved in decisions about papers which s/he has written him/herself or that have been written by family members, colleagues or HDR candidates at one’s own institution, or which relate to projects, products or services in which the editor has an interest. Further, any such submission must be subject to all of the journal’s usual procedures, and peer review must be handled independently of the relevant author/editor and their research groups.

Publication ethics policy
Our editors are committed to ensuring that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely. We recognise that our work plays an important role in supporting and nurturing the Creative Writing discipline, but also that we have a responsibility to ensure that best practice in scholarly journal publishing is followed at every stage. 

Our editors are committed to evaluating manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Our editorial policies encourage transparency and complete, honest reporting. We ensure that peer reviewers and authors have a clear understanding of what is expected of them.

Our editors protect the confidentiality of all material submitted to the journal and all communications with reviewers, unless otherwise agreed with the relevant authors and reviewers.

While we consider carefully the advice provided by our peer reviewers, it is our editors who are ultimately responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.

Preservation of content
TEXT Journal has been archived by the National Library of Australia’s Trove platform since 1997, effectively preserving access to all of our published content.  Trove is a collaboration between the National Library of Australia, Australia’s State and Territory libraries and hundreds of cultural and research institutions around Australia, working together to create a legacy of Australia’s knowledge for current and future readers.

Trove is open to the public and accessible online at trove.nla.gov.au


Vol 24 No 2 October 2020
General Editor: Nigel Krauth. Editors: Julienne van Loon & Ross Watkins