Dr. Catherine Noske is editor of Westerly Magazine at the University of Western Australia, where she also teaches in Literature and Creative Writing. She has twice been awarded the Elyne Mitchell Prize for Rural Women Writers, and her current manuscript, the subject of a Varuna Fellowship, was shortlisted for the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award. AWM … Continue reading »

‘The houses there wear verandahs out of shyness’: An interview with the editors of Verandah

The Verandah literary journal is a student-run publication coming out of Deakin University. It emerged in 1986 as a way for students to gain hands-on editing and publishing experience to supplement their academic qualifications. That was then. While the journal still provides vocational development to Deakin’s writing students, the journal has evolved into much more … Continue reading »

What do Patrick White and Justin Bieber have in common? An interview with Meanjin Associate Editor Zora Sanders

Fiction or non-fiction; poetry or prose; literature or art; politics or pop culture; philosophy or Justin Bieber: do any of these describe your writing? Well perhaps it’s time to consider the eclectic pages of Meanjin. This Australian literary institution is now accepting submissions for its upcoming Canberra-themed issue and beyond. Founded in Brisbane in 1940 … Continue reading »

‘The horror! The horror!’: An interview with Geoff Brown

For those of you who have been seduced by the dark side of writing, it’s time to give form to your finest literary golems, and unleash them on an unsuspecting public: the Midnight Echo goblins will soon be hungry for submissions. Midnight Echo is one of Australia’s premier horror magazines, and the official magazine of … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

We kick this fry-up off with a boldly-titled article from John Barber: There Will Be No More Professional Writers in the Future. It takes a pessimistic point of view of the changes undergoing publishing, bringing forth a series of arguments about the aggregation of free content and the rise of self-publishers who have outflanked the … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

Ever wondered how readers find books? It’s certainly one of those topics that’s of interest to publishers everywhere, and to the folks behind the Goodread’s website. They’ve recently posted an Anatomy of Book Discovery: A Case Study using Charles Duhigg‘s nonfiction book, The Power of Habit that makes for interesting reading If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for … Continue reading »

Friday Fry-Up

We open our Fry-Up with the news that the Spunc (the Small Press Underground Networking Community) has announced its Inaugural Independent Publishers Conference and a new prize for small publishers, The Most Underrated Book Award. The conference is set to take place at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, in November of this year. Writer’s Beware has a great post … Continue reading »

Lunch with Sam Cooney

Ever wondered what editors want from writers? Our special Facebook event Lunch with Sam Cooney is your chance to ask.  Sam, incoming editor of The Lifted Brow and experienced editor across a range of genres and publications, will be on hand to answer your questions about finding a market for your work. Who is Sam? … Continue reading »