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Hey hey hey, it’s time to recap the Kooyong Leaders Debate piece

Poor Selina, she had to watch the whole debate.

The Aesthetics of Poverty – Why students at UniMelb are so keen to appear poor.

The discourse accusing this so-called ‘student aesthetic’ of fetishising poorness has surfaced within the past year on social media (especially TikTok) and in conversations between students on and off

Satire: Farrago Shuts Down; Honi Soit Now Australia's Oldest Student Publication

As of today, Farrago Magazine, Australia’s oldest student publication, will cease operations under the current four editors.

VCA Students Demand UniMelb to Commit to “Zero Tolerance” Policy

Students at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) are calling on the University of Melbourne to “commit to stronger policies and actions when it comes to sexual assault”, after the University ignore

Divestment for Dummies: An UMSU Enviro Guide

Care about the environment but don't know what to do? Don't worry, 2022 UMSU Environment OBs Chelsea Daniel and Zach Matthews are coming to the rescue.

 

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Farrago Print Submissions

Submissions for the print edition will vary during the year—please keep an eye out on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for these announcements.

If you have missed a submission period for an edition, we also have rolling submissions where you will be considered for the following edition. Please send any enquiries about print submissions to editors@farragomagazine.com or contact us via Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farrago Edition 6 Submissions Open!

Somehow, it’s the sounds that were recorded before you were born that sink deeper into your stomach, making you miss something you never had, something which may not even be real.

Dance to the plastic beat, the voices urge. They’re saturated with optimism—no, with anticipation. An anticipation swimming with visions of bright city landscapes, of technology that verges ever closer to magic. An anticipation that’s bigger than the body which produces it—communities and generations move in unison to its resounding, demanding pulse. Their hope spills outward, reverberates around concert halls, and dances faceless through city streets. It leans toward a promise of something they may never have, something which may not even be real.

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Our final edition of 2022 is now open for submissions! The theme is retrofuturism/city pop.Send us morsels of fake nostalgia and real hope. Or something else entirely! We don’t discriminate between themed and unthemed work.

Submissions due: Friday 19 August, 11.59PM AEST

Moodboard: HERE

Submissions Guidelines:  HERE 

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Graphics by Alexi O'Keefe. View more of his design work on Instagram @oeuvre.alexi

 

Farrago Online Submissions

We are always open for online submissions! We publish fiction, creative non-fiction, non-fiction, experimental/hybrid work, poetry, comics, artworks, essays, and commentary. Have a gander around our website to get a feel of the type of student work we publish.

Guidelines

  • We only accept submissions by current University of Melbourne students or alumni.
  • We will only consider unpublished work.
  • If you are pitching, please include examples of your previous work.
  • We are happy to receive cold submissions.
  • Please send no more than three submissions at a time.

Word limits are as follows:

  • News: No more than 1,000 words.
  • Non-fiction: No more than 1,500 words.
  • Creative prose: No more than 2,000 words.
  • Creative poetry: No more than 100 lines.
  • Photography: No more than three photographs.
  • Comics: No more than 10 pages.

Send your submissions, pitches, or enquiries to editors@farragomagazine.com.

 

Radio Fodder Blog Submissions

Fodder Blog submissions are always open. The Blog has a very particular niche: we publish art and culture reviews, listicles, playlists, opinion pieces, essays, commentary, interviews. Check out our content list for Fodder Blog here. 

Guidelines

  • We only accept submissions by current University of Melbourne students or alumni.
  • We will only consider unpublished work.
  • If you are pitching, please include examples of your previous work.
  • We are happy to receive cold submissions.
  • Please send no more than three submissions at a time.
  • We will generally accept work of up to 1,500 words.
  • If you would like to review a concert, performance, show, festival, or exhibition for Farrago, please send an email and we can try to organise a media pass for you.

Send your submissions, pitches, or enquiries to editors@farragomagazine.com.

 

Join the Farrago and Radio Fodder Team

We are currently recruiting Blog Subeditors, Radio Hosts and News Reporters

Applications to join other positions in Farrago and the Radio Fodder Team are open only via Expressions of Interest. If you're interested in joining us, you can find detailed position descriptions of all team roles here.

Our 2022 vision is centred around the representation of students from all backgrounds (including CALD, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities), interests, faculties, languages and stages in their creative pursuits. All roles are entry level and require no previous experience. If you have any questions, have experience with previously under-represented genres (e.g. multilingual poetry, slam poetry) that you'd like to work with, or have a role in mind you don't see listed: shoot us an email with as much detail as you'd like to join@farragomagazine.com.

Any and all emails about joining the team should be sent to join@farragomagazine.com.

 

 
Farrago's magazine cover - Edition Four 2022

EDITION FOUR 2022 AVAILABLE NOW!

Saddle up! Farrago’s brand spanking new edition is here! It’s jam-packed with art, photography, news, non-fiction and creatice writing; and it calls on you to “be the cowboy.” “But what does that mean?” you ask. Well, let the wise words of Mitski guide you… ”What would a swaggering cowboy riding into town do in this situation?”

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