2023 Submissions

Submissions for our 2023 edition are opening soon. Details for submission and other updates will be posted to our website.

Being published in Exordium is a great opportunity for you to have public recognition for your academic excellence, and for us to draw attention to the wonderful work coming out of the current philosophy program at UQ. Exordium is also an opportune platform for students wishing to undertake Higher Degree Research (i.e. Honours, Masters, or PhD) to increase the number of published works under their belts.

During the submissions period, we accept original work of any word length or size relating to the discipline of Philosophy. This includes articles, essays, book reviews, opinion pieces, interviews, short-form fiction, poetry, and visual art. Exordium especially encourages submissions from members of underrepresented groups in Philosophy. 

Submission Requirements:

  • Please submit as a Word document. If your work has been submitted to UQ as assessment, please also include a PDF download of the marked Turnitin version. The submission must state the grade percentage you received; and this must be a grade of 6-7 (preferably 85% and above). Please make any minor changes suggested by whoever assessed your work before submitting it to us, and include details of any suggestions for major changes in your submission.
  • Submissions must include a title, your name, and a 2-3 sentence abstract which briefly summarises your work’s argument and its philosophical relevance.
  • For referenced works, please use Chicago 17 (footnotes) as the referencing system.
  • Lastly, Exordium will not publish anything that encourages discrimination on the basis of race (including colour and nationality), gender identity, sexual orientation, religious belief, etc. Following this, all work must be written or presented using inclusive (for example, gender-neutral) language. See the University of Queensland guidelines here: https://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/1.70.06-discrimination-and-harassment. 

If your work is chosen for submission, we will be in contact through email to start the editing process. Please feel free to contact us at exordium.uq@gmail.com with any questions you may have.

Thank you in advance for your submissions, and we look forward to reading them!

Talia (Editor)

Featured image by Alejandro Gonzalez Valle