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April Monthly Blogger – Natalie Harkin

Thanks to A.J. Carruthers for an enlightening month of blogs. This month our blogger is Natalie Harkin. Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from the Chester family in South Australia.  She is an academic and activist-poet with an interest in the state’s colonial...

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March Monthly Blogger – AJ Carruthers

Many thanks to Allison Whittaker for an excellent series of blogs. This month our blogger is A.J. Carruthers. A.J. Carruthers is a critic and experimental poet, author of Stave Sightings: Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems, 1961-2011 (New...

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February Monthly Blogger – Alison Whittaker

Many thanks to Roanna Gonsalves for a fantastic series of blogs to start 2017. This month our blogger is Alison Whittaker.   Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet and researcher from the floodplain fringe of north west New South Wales. She lives and writes on...

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January Monthly Blogger – Roanna Gonsalves

Many thanks to all of Southerly’s bloggers for 2016. We’re beginning 2017 with blogs by Roanna Gonsalves. Roanna Gonsalves is an Indian Australian writer and academic. Her series of radio documentaries entitled On the tip of a billion tongues, was...

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December Monthly Blogger – Best Southerly Blogs of 2016

Many thanks to Nic Low for a fantastic month of blogging. To see out 2016, this month we’re featuring some of our most visited blogs posts of the year. We’ll be back in January 2017 with more great blogs and bloggers, beginning with Roanna Gonsalves author...

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Love your local literature: get a promo deal today!

Six joint subscription deals. Six promo deals. For the next six months, Southerly is offering extra discounts on joint subscriptions with our partner journals. Each month, one journal will be featured – Meanjin, Overland, Island, Westerly, The Lifted Brow, Griffith...

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Love your local literature: get a promo deal today

Six joint subscription deals. Six promo deals. For the next six months, Southerly is offering extra discounts on joint subscriptions with our partner journals. Each month, one journal will be featured – Meanjin, Overland, Island, Westerly, The Lifted Brow, Griffith...

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November Monthly Blogger – Nic Low

Nic Low‘s a NZ-born, Melbourne-based writer of European and Ngāi Tahu Māori descent. His first book Arms Race, a collection of satirical stories about technology, power and apocalypse, was shortlisted for the Readings Prize and the Queensland Literary Awards,...

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October Monthly Blogger – Kate Fagan

Thanks to Bruce Pascoe for an excellent month of blogs. This month our blogger is Kate Fagan. Kate Fagan is a poet, songwriter and academic, and the Convenor of the English Program at Western Sydney University. Her book First Light (Giramondo, 2012) was short-listed...

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Love your local literature: get a promo deal today

Six joint subscription deals. Six promo deals. For the next six months, Southerly is offering extra discounts on joint subscriptions with our partner journals. Each month, one journal will be featured – Meanjin, Overland, Island, Westerly, The Lifted Brow, Griffith...

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September Monthly Blogger – Bruce Pascoe!

Many thanks to Tara June Winch for her excellent posts. This month our blogger is Bruce Pascoe. Bruce, a Bunurong man, is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria, and an awarding winning Australian writer, editor, and anthologist. Bruce...

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August Monthly Blogger – Tara June Winch!

An enormous thanks to Ali Jane Smith for her excellent posts. This month our blogger is Tara June Winch. Her bio is below. Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri writer based in France. Her first novel Swallow the Air won numerous literary awards and has been on the education...

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New Monthly Blogger – Ali Jane Smith!

A enormous thanks to Eileen Chong for her excellent posts. Our blogger this month is Ali Jane Smith. Her bio is below. Ali Jane Smith is a poet and critic. Her poetry has appeared in Southerly, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite, and Mascara Literary Review. Reviews...

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Call For Submissions: Words & Music

Call for submissions: Words & Music (Fiction and Poetry only) This issue presents writing by musicians and writers who cross mediums to collaborate and experiment in the spaces between words and music, including Hilary Bell and Phillip Johnston. It includes...

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June Monthly Blogger – Eileen Chong!

An enormous thanks to Luke Beesley for his excellent and entertaining posts. Our blogger this month is Eileen Chong. Her bio is below. Eileen Chong is a Sydney poet who was born in Singapore. Her books are Burning Rice (2012), Peony (2014) and Painting Red Orchids...

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Work for Southerly!

Southerly is seeking the services of an Administrator for 5 months from September 2016. This role involves between ten to fourteen hours per week. Specific duties include: Correspondence with all editors, contributors, agencies, and general public, both email and...

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May Monthly Blogger – Luke Beesley!

A warm thanks to Christopher Raja for his excellent posts. Our blogger for this month is Luke Beesley. His bio is below. Luke Beesley is a poet, musician and artist, and he has won numerous awards and fellowships. Jam Sticky Vision, his fourth poetry collection, was...

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New Monthly Blogger – Christopher Raja!

An enormous thanks to Michelle Hamadache, who not only gave us such excellent posts, but did all this while reading our fiction submissions. Our blogger for April is Christopher Raja. His bio is below.   Christopher Raja migrated to Melbourne from Kolkata in...

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March Monthly Blogger – Michelle Hamadache!

Due to a tidal wave of unforeseeable circumstances, Christopher Cyrill is suspending his blogging for the moment. He’ll be back in with us in December this year to continue his elegant essays on the writing life. But this month our monthly blogger is the...

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New Monthly Blogger – Christopher Cyrill!

An enormous thanks to Corey Wakeling for his excellent posts. This month our blogger is Christopher Cyrill. His bio is below. Christopher Cyrill is the author of the novels The Ganges and its Tributaries and Hymns for the Drowning.  He has also published numerous...

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January monthly blogger – Corey Wakeling!

A huge thanks to Liam Ferney for finishing 2015 with his excellent, thoughtful posts. Our first blogger for 2016 is Corey Wakeling. His bio is below. Corey Wakeling is the author of two books of poetry, most recently Goad Omen (Giramondo 2013), and co-editor of...

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Call for Submissions: Disabilities issue

For its second number in 2016, Southerly will be producing an issue, co-edited by David Brooks and Andy Jackson, on Writing and Disability, and we are seeking contributions in all our usual fields – poetry, short fiction, essay, review, memoir, etc. Both physical and...

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December monthly blogger – Liam Ferney!

A huge thanks to Felicity Castagna for her wonderful posts. Our blogger this month is Liam Ferney. His bio is below: Liam Ferney is one of Australia’s leading younger poets. His latest book, Content (Hunter Publishing), is a hand grenade tossed into the middle of...

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Toby Fitch’s New Adventures

The most excellent Toby Fitch has been Southerly’s Poetry Reviews Editor for the past five years. He’s commissioned, edited, and organised all the poetry reviews you read in the journal and online. But now, Toby is off on new adventures. He will begin as...

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November monthly blogger – Felicity Castagna!

An enormous thanks to Samuel Wagan Watson for his wonderful posts. Our blogger for this month is Felicity Castagna. Her bio is below. Felicity Castagna’s work  has been produced for  ABC Radio National and  ABC television as well as being published in  journals...

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