Assemble Papers is a biannual free online and printed magazine putting people front and centre in conversations around design, housing, social infrastructure and social impact.
We cover design, architecture, alternative housing models, urbanism, environmental sustainability and financial affairs. Assemble Papers is published by Assemble, a housing development and community management business on a mission to make thoughtfully designed, sustainable homes more accessible to more people.
Find a copy in cafes across the neighbourhoods of Melbourne or order a copy and pay only postage costs. If you would like to distribute Assemble Papers, please contact editorial [at] assemblepapers.com.au.
We welcome pitches related to urbanism, housing, the arts, and social issues and infrastructure, whether they be features, profiles or speculations on the future of cities. We publish two issues a year in print, and online on a rolling basis. All our contributors are paid for their work.
How to Pitch
First, check our sections for specific formats, and get to know our stories. Please send a short summary (200 words maximum and 1-2 image’s) with the angle of the piece, an estimated word count and deadline. Where relevant, include details of the people you may interview. We are invested in supporting emerging writers and creatives, but if you have published before we would love to read it.
We aim to make sure our stories are accessible to a wide audience so academic references and language is limited. Let us know if you would like to pitch a short form piece (500 – 1500 words) or a long form piece (1500 – 2500 words). We are also open to other forms such as fictional short stories, cartoons, poetry and visual essays.
Call for Contributions
We publish two thematic print issues annually. You can see our previous print issues here to get an idea. We issue a call for contributions twice a year. If you would like to be added to our network of contributors, please email a little about yourself to our editor Sophie.
For further questions, queries or if you would like to contribute please send your ideas to editorial [at] assemblepapers.com.au. We look forward to hearing from you.