Submissions are Open for Issue Nine: Grit and Glitter

Hello and welcome to the penultimate submission period for Glass 2020! The theme for Issue 9: Grit and Glitter.

Theme Prompt

Diamonds are the strongest object on our planet. Burst open the champagne and take to the streets with your protest sign. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty for what you believe in. Read between the lines. Remember, all that glitters is not gold. What is different from what it first appears to be, and what can we do about it? Pull back the glamourous facade and show us what lies underneath. We want your brightest and grimiest poems, searingly beautiful essays, striking artwork and darkest stories. Interpreted the theme any way you like or reject it completely – up to you!


Magazine submissions have a hard word limit of 1000 words for a two-page piece and 600 words for one page. If your piece is longer and you would like it to be included, please email us and we can discuss further if it can fit or if the piece could go online.


Submissions will close on the 17th of July.

A Note from Glass

If you’re not a creative writer or artist, that’s fine! We’d love to see content from all across QUT, from Law to Education and everything in between. You can write on any topic in whatever format you want, an open letter, a review, a recipe, comics, photography an essay – it’s up to you. We’d like to particularly encourage submitting if you haven’t published anything before as we love seeing new contributors. (PS. having a professional writing credit is great for a resume) If you were a GLASS contributor in 2019, you know the drill – welcome back! 

If you have trouble uploading your submission files for any reason, you may also submit your work through email to

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