Contribute

It is the vocation of EMPIRE TIMES to provide a platform to Flinders’ emerging artists, journalists, and writers, while reflecting and reporting on campus and community news, and other broader social issues.

Your student magazine is a unique opportunity to have your work published, and your artistic work or ideas shared with the community. There are no limits to what you can do - fiction, nonfiction, reporting, reviewing, poetry, photography, digital illustration, concept design, painting, comics, graphic design - EMPIRE TIMES is interested in what you have to show.

Send all work to empire.times@flinders.edu.au, or share with us your ideas.

You don’t need to be a professional writer – EMPIRE TIMES accepts any level of experience. If your piece is accepted, you’ll go through a collaborative editing process to ready your piece for publication.

2019 THEMES AND SUBMISSION DEADLINES

01 // Seasons of Change // January 20

02 // No Theme // February 23

03 // Home // March 30

04 // Sex, Love, & Beauty // April 27

05 // History // June 23

06 // No Theme // July 20

07 // Creative // August 17

08 // Fear & Hope // September 22

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

To help our editors, we ask that submissions follow these standards.

  • Be submitted as a Word document

  • Times New Roman Font (Size 12)

  • Single line-spaced (1.0), unjustified

  • New paragraphs separated by single line space

  • Sub-headings (Size 12, bold)

  • Italicise titles of books/movies/albums/television shows

We are flexible with the size of an article and will take measures to ensure it is best represented for publication. However, below are some standard word count guidelines for print:

Vignette - 400 words
Standard - 700 words
Double - 1000 words
Feature - 1600 words

When submitting all work we ask that you provide the following details:

PREFERRED TITLE //
PREFERRED BY-LINE //
WORD COUNT //

SECTION // (Campus Life, Politics, Science & Medicine, Health & Lifestyle, Creative)
TYPE // (Opinion, Article, Review, Fiction)

NAME //

For those submitting visual content EMPIRE TIMES is 24cm by 17cm in 2019. Please also keep in mind the following parameters:

  • CMYK colour format

  • 300dpi

  • 3mm bleed on outside edges

  • submitted as a TIFF

If you have an idea for something you’d like to submit, but are unsure about what you could do, feel free to get in contact us through email or social media.