n-SCRIBE is Darebin Arts’ annual literary magazine that publishes writers with a connection to the City of Darebin.

Are you a published writer from Darebin?

If you're a published writer from the City of Darebin, take a look at n-SCRIBE!

n-SCRIBE is Darebin Arts’ annual literary magazine. We publish fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, journalistic pieces, creative non-fiction, memoirs and images.

The latest digital publication of n-SCRIBE, co-edited by Maddee Clark and Jinghua Qian, is now live.

Get your digital copy of n-Scribe 2022.

 A black background sit underneath a white outline sketch of a non-identified shape. The word n-SCRIBE sits in the upper left hand corner; and number 15 sits in the right-hand corner.

The print publication is available for pick up as of February 2022 at the following outlets:

  • Darebin libraries
  • Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
  • Local cafes
  • Bookshops
  • Community hubs

Selection process and working group

Works in the 2020 edition were selected for publication by the n-SCRIBE working group using a blind submission process. This means the working group received no names or personal information about the writers and evaluated each work on its merits alone.

The n-SCRIBE working group is made up of local writers, editors and publishers, supported by industry expert Managing Editor, Bridget Caldwell-Bright.

Bridget Caldwell-Bright is a Jingili and Mudburra women, and a writer and freelance editor based in Melbourne. Bridget has worked for Hardie Grant Books, Mascara Literary Review and The Lifted Brow.

She was also co-editor for Archer Magazines first nations edition and managing editor for Blak Brow, a black women’s collective edition of The Lifted Brow.

Content warning:

Some of the works published contain adult themes and language. This work may cause distress or concern for readers.

If you need to talk to someone, support is available.

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Watch publishers read their works in n-SCRIBE 2020

  • Watch Becki Bouchier read her work, Jogging at night (see below)
  • Watch Nicholas Ling read his work, The Treadmill + A Haiku for ma (see below)
  • Watch Jes Layton read his work The Muay thai 'grunt' (see below)

Click on the covers below to read past issues of n-SCRIBE magazine.

Magazine cover artwork, depicting a dark photo of flowers with coloured lines and dots drawn playfully around the petal edges

Magazine cover illustration in pink, peach and black colours only, depicting a two-dimensional face from the side, drawn from solid basic shapes and sharp angles, facing right

Magazine cover illustration in purple and black colours only, depicting street scaffolding

n-Scribe magazine cover illustration, in orange and brown colours only, depicting person seated in car wearing seatbelt, looking out side window toward camera

Magazine cover illustration in green and black only, depicting a three-mast wooden sailing ship being attacked by a mythical sea monster

Magazine cover artwork in blue and black only, depicting a person skateboarding towards camera, with an oversized cockatoo's head in place of a human's

Magazine cover artwork in hot pink and black colours only, depicting a zebra lying on its back with legs in the air


More Information

For more information about n-SCRIBE magazine, contact:

Darebin arts writing projects

Email: writingprojects@darebin.vic.gov.au

nSCRIBE 2020 JOGGING AT NIGHT by Becki Bouchier
Local writer Becki Bouchier reads her work JOGGING AT NIGHT published in n-SCRIBE 2020 - the latest edition of Darebin's annual literary magazine.
Local writer Jes Layton reads his work THE MUAY THAI 'GRUNT' published in n-SCRIBE 2020 - the latest edition of Darebin's annual literary magazine.
Local writer Nicholas Ling reads his works THE TREADMILL + A HAIKU FOR MA published in n-SCRIBE 2020 - the latest edition of Darebin's annual literary magazine.