Amidst the festive season of road trips, ridiculous kris kringle presents and the familiar smell of sunscreen and warm beer, we’re getting the ball rolling on the first catalyst issue of the year for 2019.
Whilst making the most of your uni break and recovering from NYE celebrations, why not brainstorm a creative pitch idea to contribute to the magazine? Submit them here.
A feature in catalyst could be a pretty sweet way to start the new year if you ask us… fill out this google form to pitch your idea.
We’d also love some visuals to match the following content ideas, so shoot them through to email@example.com
Scroll down to find some prompts for both fiction and nonfiction pieces to be included in the magazine, alongside our regular sections + columns.
These are just a guide, so don’t hold back on pitching any other ideas that you have, we’d love to hear them. Click here for our style guide, it has some instructions on how to pitch.
And keep in mind, catalyst is a publication run by students, for students. Remember who your audience is. Try to keep your pieces student focused and in scope of what a uni student would be interested in reading!
PITCH DEADLINE: Wednesday 23rd Jan 2019
FIRST DRAFT DEADLINE: Wednesday 30 Jan 2019
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sunday 3rd Feb 2019
P E R S O N A L
Evolving identity | Gender and sexuality | Body positivity and acceptance | Relationships | Flying the nest | Conflict and conflict resolution | Career path | Learning a skill | Friendships | Mental health and recovery | Dreams | Moving to another street / suburb / state / country | Growing pains (teenage angst, phases of adolescence, maturing) | Building on beliefs and ideas | Forging a new path (eg. challenging family expectations or shifting to an alternative lifestyle) | Psychedelic experiences | Milestones | Stages of grief | Listening to an album from start to finish | Experimentation | Life stages | Spirituality | Self-care | Health and fitness journey
U N I L I F E
From Week 1 to Week 13 | Changes on campus | Journey through a degree | Learning | Student exchange | Attitudes towards uni | From one course to another | Finish lines | Does the journey ever end? | Returning to study | Getting involved (eg. RUSU, student politics) | Journey of a group project
T R A V E L
Solo expeditions | Nomadic life | Getting lost | Hostel culture | Wanderlust | Long train / bus / plane trips | Micro-journeys (the mundane, eg. walking to a grocery shop) | Pilgrimage | Hikes and trails | Mountain climbing | Contiki tours | Interstate travel | Road trips | Summer festivals | A case of the travel bug | Hitchhiking | Time travel
S C I E N C E + T E C H
Evolution and adaptation | Migration | Astrology, retrogrades and revolutions | Climate change | Google maps | Social media evolution | Blogs | The Facebook ‘timeline’ | Snail mail vs. instant messaging | Life in a digital age | Journey of a bee / bird / whale | Formation of rocks, crystals
R E V I E W S
Albums that tell a story | Songs to listen to in transit | Movies that spark wanderlust
N E W S
We are always on the look-out for short/long-form hard news pieces to publish in our news section! If you have an idea for a story that relates to some timely news happening around RMIT, we want to hear about it! If it relates to the ‘Journeys’ theme – even better.