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n-SCRIBE is an annual community magazine supported by City of Darebin featuring the work of writers who live, work or study in the City of Darebin.

n-SCRIBE publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short story, journalism, creative non-fiction, memoir and images. n-SCRIBE aims to uncover, celebrate and stimulate writing, arts and reading culture in Darebin. Published once each year in October.

Work is selected for publication by a working group of writers/editors. n-SCRIBE employs a blind submission process, work should be submitted via the online form without your name.

n-SCRIBE is a free publication, copies of the magazine are distributed at all Darebin libraries, Northcote Town Hall, cafes, and other community hubs.



Submission Guidelines

• We accept poetry, fiction and non-fiction
• Only unpublished work accepted
• We accept work in 12 point, times new roman 1.5 spacing
• Each page must be numbered
• Each page must have a title on it
• All submissions must be sent in .doc, .docx. No pdf’s or ipad docs
• Word limit 2000 words
• Limit of two works per person
• You must provide a submission form for each work you submit
• Please make sure your name appears nowhere on submitted work.
• Only works chosen to be published will be notified
• We will accept work written in languages other than English.

n-SCRIBE 12 is published in October 2017.

The author retains full copyright.
All written work and images must abide by copyright law.
Personal information will not be disclosed to any other individual or organisation unless required by law.

Who can I contact for further information?

Elizabeth Welch
Arts and Cultural Development Officer

E: writingprojects@darebin.vic.gov.au.


Click on the cover to read past issues of n-SCRIBE magazine.




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n-SCRIBE Working Group guidelines

n-SCRIBE is published annually and is a project of the Creative Culture and Events Department – Darebin Council.

The working group for n-SCRIBE is a voluntary group of writers and editors.

Working with the Arts and Cultural Development Officer, the group meets over a three month period. Meetings are held in the evenings in the City of Darebin.

Selection of submissions for publication is the group’s primary task, working collaboratively. Their roles are dictated by experience, available time and expertise.

The group selects submitted work for publication in categories e.g. fiction, non-fiction, poetry. Three group members work together on each genre. This means the group is usually nine people in total. The working group also selects readings for the launch of n-SCRIBE each year.

The term of working group members is three years, unless otherwise agreed by the group.

Working group members must

  • Live, work, study in the City of Darebin
  • Be available for the majority of meetings
  • Be prepared to read and contribute to selections for publication
  • Be prepared to contribute to layout
  • Contribute to editing/copy editing for publication
  • Contribute to the order of works in the publication
  • Contribute to improvement of the group’s governance, scope

All enquiries to

Elizabeth Welch

Arts and Cultural Development Officer

Creative Culture and Events




Darebin City Council
274 Gower St, Preston Victoria 3072

Phone: (03) 8470 8888
Fax: (03) 8470 8888