YMCA - Why Not

How do you submit content?

Ready to submit your work? Great! You can submit your work via this link

Alternatively, if you have hassles accessing the link please email your submission to: whynot@ymca.org.au

What kind of content are we looking for?

Why Not? is collection of stories and ideas, uncensored, un-institutionalised, and without any other agenda than to make sure the voices of young people are heard.

Do you have a story to tell? Great! While we’re primarily after written work under 1000 words, if you want to send us a video or comic (or something else!) that’s awesome too.

We’re looking for original pieces of work by Australians 18-30 that tell a story about what it’s like to be a young Australian today. From school and uni to finding a job and your place in the world – we know there are a lot of things facing young Australians. This is a safe space to tell us how you really feel.

How to prepare good content for submission.

Thinking of submitting? Awesome! Before you send in your masterpiece, here are some things to keep in mind.

We’re looking for work that:

  • Interests the visitor
  • Provides a new point of view about a current issue
  • Engages with young Australians
  • Comes from the heart

Some tips: ask a friend to read over your submission. Does your topic matter to young Australians? If this topic has already been written about, are you saying something new? And hey: don’t forget to use spell check!

Have your say

It’s a platform to amplify our voices, support and learn from each other, and resist stereotypes. We have opinions just like everyone else – and we deserve to be heard.

Have your say

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