Crawlspace aims to provide opportunities for emerging and established writers to create experimental work and to receive editorial and technical feedback as part of the publishing process.

We exclusively publish digital writing and art that is multimedia and/or interactive – the kind of work that cannot be published in print. We encourage you to view what we have previously published for a sense of what we’re interested in, but we also welcome work that looks nothing like what we have previously published.

We will consider completed works and pitches (as long as they have a clear outline and proof of concept).

Submissions are open until Sunday 8 September 11:59pm

We pay $150 AUD for pieces with a single contributor. We also welcome collaborative submissions, which are paid $200 AUD as a whole piece. Crawlspace is artist-funded, and does not currently receive any external financial support.

See below for how to submit! If you have any questions about the submission process, please reach out to us at hello@crawlspace.cool.

What we look for

When reviewing submissions, we look for:

  • A strong idea in which content and digital form are interwoven

  • Evidence of technical expertise or willingness to learn, experiment, troubleshoot and adjust scope as needed

  • For pitches, some proof of concept or development (e.g. a prototype, draft of textual components, thoughts on how user interaction may work, etc.)

How to submit

Send us an email at hello@crawlspace.cool and include the following:

  • Your work

    If you have a completed work, attach it as a zip or provide a link to your files. If you are using any external libraries in your work, please let us know.

    If you don’t have a completed work, show us a proof of concept or draft - this could be as simple as a Word doc or even existing works that do similar things to your idea (we do not need you to show technical proficiency, just a willingness to engage and learn!)

  • A summary of the overarching concept behind your work, including why you have chosen to express this idea in this format

  • How you went about creating the work, or how you plan to create the work, as well as any technical considerations or challenges we should be aware of

  • Why you think Crawlspace is the best fit for your work

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