Contributing to the Auricle

Welcome to The Auricle for its 10th anniversary! That’s right, it’s been 10 years since The Auricle was founded in 2012, and in 2022 the Editors have big things planned.

We welcome submissions from all Monash medical students. According to the old adage, “everyone has a book in them”, whether you are a fresh-faced first year or a final year weary from a 7:30 gen-surg ward round. Well, okay, we might not be in the book-publishing business, but we do want to showcase your limitless creativity and talent! You don’t have to have written for us before – new contributors are always welcome.

Written pieces should ideally be 500 to 800 words long, but of course we’re flexible. Articles can be serious or humorous, fictional or non-fictional, prose or poetry. Articles could cover anything from vignettes of medical student life, developments in medical research, to short stories and poems. We’re also interested in feature art for our articles, so we’d also love to hear from the more visually oriented of you.

In 2022 we want to publish more visual art too. So go and pick up a brush, a camera, crayons or scissors!

If you’re looking for more inspiration, have a scroll through this website. We have hundreds of archived articles to read through if you’re in the mood.

Don’t hesitate to send drafts, article pitches, feature art or anything you think we might be interested in to and we’ll be back to you as quickly as our fingers can type a response.

And look out! Our Creative Writing and Visual Art Competition for 2022 is now open! Submissions are welcome between 6 June and 31 July.