UC Writers Zine – October 2018

UC Writers is looking for submissions!

Every month UC Writers accepts works based around a different theme, for publication in a free online Zine here on ucwriters.com.

We have an update on entry into our final anthology, so please read until the end.

The theme for October 2018 is: Murder.


  • Send submissions in doc/docx format to ucwritersgroup@gmail.com.
  • Please include “UC Writers Zine Submission Oct18” in the subject line.
  • The word limit for submissions is four-thousand words.
  • Submissions can be short narrative fiction or poetry, of any genre.
  • Individuals may submit multiple pieces, but only one piece will be selected per author.
  • The deadline for this month is 11:59pm Friday the 26th of October.



In the week after the deadline the following will happen:

A team of three executive committee members will meet and select the works they feel best meet our selection criteria.

We will then reach out to the successful authors, and work with them for any minor editing/proofreading needed before publication.

As our Zine has such a short turn-around from submission deadline to publication, we would ask that you make yourself available to respond quickly to our emails in the week following the deadline.

Barring any complications, you can expect a new Zine to be published at the end of every month!



As this is our first time running a Zine, there’s bound to be a few tweaks and changes as we find our bearings. We’ll be sure to update you as we make these decisions.

Initially we’d hoped our final anthology would include every work accepted to the UC Writers Zine, but on reflection we’ve realised this may not be feasible. So to avoid any future complication, UC Writers has decided that acceptance into Zine will no longer automatically ensure a spot in the final anthology.

However, all works in the anthology will still be picked from those published in our monthly Zine. We will not be taking any additional submission.

This decision won’t affect the works previously accepted for our September Zine, the entirety of Lost Worlds will be found in the final anthology.

We’d like to thank you for your understanding.

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