What we’re looking for:

Our publication avidly encompasses broad fields – from literature to science, or history to music, all disciplines are welcome. As mentioned in our about page, we are guided by this question: how do beauty and strangeness collide?

Take that in any direction: you could tell us about how soap bubbles are magnified into peculiar pieces of art or how Euler’s formula leaves mathematicians speechless; you could share with us your surrealist flash fiction or your photos of snail shells on the grass – anything goes as long as it piques your sense of the oddly wonderful

There are no restrictions in theme or genre: poetry, fiction, essays, visual art, hybrid forms; all will find a home in our periodical. However, we do ask for prose pieces to be not more than approximately 1,500 words (we are, after all, The Primer!), and seek out previously unpublished works.

Where your work will be published:

As aspiring creatives, we know that putting your creations out there can be nerve-wracking, and we want to ensure that our contributors will be showcased in the best possible light. We prioritise the design of our periodical, and will be showcasing the selected pieces on both our website and a beautiful digital booklet.

Do note that The Primer is unable to offer compensation to contributors at the moment as we are a small and independent publication. However, we would love to do so in the future, and the best way that you can support us is through spreading the word and donating to our Ko-fi page.

I’m ready to submit!

If all of this strikes a chord with you, we’d love to start seeing your work. Send in your pieces to with the subject line: ‘Submission: <Title of Work> by <Your Name>; <Genre of Work>’. We accept multiple submissions.

  • Written works: Please submit your work as a single Google or Word document with viewing and commenting permissions granted to us.
  • Visual works: Please submit your pieces as high-quality JPGs or PNGs.
  • AV and hybrid works: Please submit your pieces in their respective formats (e.g. MP3 or MP4) as high-quality files.

Submissions are currently closed but will open for Vol. One, Issue Two in October 2022. We’re very much looking forward to hearing from you! Feel free to drop us a message if you have any further questions.