Editors of Trove, The University of Western Australia's first online creative writing journal, are calling for submissions for the first issue, to be launched in November.
They hope to receive short stories, poetry, and stage and film scripts from current university students around Australia.
"Since the closing of Indigo there are fewer opportunities for emerging writers to have their work published, especially in WA," said one of the editors, Rachael Hains-Wesson.
"The team behind Trove understands the frustrations associated with trying to get published in a tight industry.
Trove will give concise, encouraging and detailed feedback to authors and will work closely with each author chosen for publication."
The student-centred initiative is supported by UWA Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alan Robson; UWA's Chair of Australian Literature, Winthrop Professor Philip Mead; and poet and Chair of the Literature Board of The Australia Council, Winthrop Professor Dennis Haskell.
Trove online has emerged from a hard-copy creative writing journal established in the early 1990s by Professor Van Ikin and Winthrop Professors Dennis Haskell and Brenda Walker.
The deadline for submissions is 28 September.
Rachael Hains-Wesson (Trove editor) (+61 4) 23 719 696
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716