Current Issue

Welcome readers to the 2019 undergraduate issue of The Quarry, ‘Zoographia’! Inspired by a recent exhibition at the Macquarie University Art Gallery, ‘Zoographia’ is a theme that is as playful and light-hearted, as it is serious. From Arachne to Spiderman, from Animal Farm to Zootopia, imagining the animal has been a rich source for storytellers and writers across the millennia. Yet so many of the stories humans tell themselves about animals are complicit with the era of mass extinction that we find ourselves in now. ‘Zoographia’ was an invitation for writers to see the world through a different lens.


Future Leaders has joined with The Quarry to create a writing competition!
The competition is open to all Faculty of Arts past and present.
The first prize is $500. All prize winners will be published in the Quarry.
The closing date for submissions is June 30th. Winners will be announced mid- September.
People can also submit more than one piece.
For further information click on Submit on The Quarry menu.

The Quarry

The Quarry is a journal of student writing from Macquarie University’s Department of English. Founded in 2009, The Quarry has since allowed students and alumni to publish their work and gain valuable experience as part of a professional journal. The Quarry publishes a wide range of writing including fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction and scripts. To learn more, please click on our Current Issue, browse our Archive or click About Us for more information.

#14 Metamorphosis

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#12 White Noise

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#13 Borderlines

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#11 Polygraph

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