Hi, we’re The Shovel. Most of the stuff on this site is made up. So we’re a bit like The Daily Telegraph or The Daily Mail really. Just with longer articles.

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You can email us at hello (at) theshovel (dot) com (dot) au.I Want To Write For The Shovel
We do occasionally use freelance submissions. Please email your ideas to hello (at) theshovel (dot) com (dot) au. You can send a full story, or just a headline. Up to you. We don’t have guidelines – use the site as your guide. Just make sure your idea is contained within the headline. If you’re thinking about sending through first person essays, or 25,000 word think pieces, try The Quarterly Essay.

We try to respond to everyone, but we get sent a lot of stuff and we’re desperately important and busy. So please don’t be offended if we don’t get back to you straight away.