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AAWP / Australian Short Story Festival – Last Call for Papers

The Australasian Association of Writing Programs has extended the deadline of the Emerging Writers Short Story Prize to June 30. For prospective authors, now is a great time to start proofreading those final revisions. Details on the prize and terms and conditions can...

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Quantum Words 2018 – Call For Submissions

Calling all science writers! Submissions are now open for NSW Writers Centre’s science writing festival, Quantum Words. Are you a scientist who writes? A journalist, playwright, or science fiction writer? Festival Director Jane McCredie is looking to program a...

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Talking Writing: Make It Funny

Join New South Wales Writers’ Centre for Talking Writing: Make It Funny, an evening of readings, discussion and laughs on Thursday 5 April. Junkee Media’s News and Politics Editor, Osman Faruqi, will chair a panel on writing comedy about typically unfunny...

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Alicia Gilmore’s Path to the Night Sea

Alicia Gilmore’s debut novel has been on store shelves for over a month now. Today, she discusses the process of working with Southerly’s own David Brooks . . . * * * * * *   Path to the Night Sea started as a short story in a fiction class with the author, Sue...

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Kevin Hart’s Barefoot out today!

Kevin Hart releases Barefoot today! For a taste of Hart’s unique poetic style readers can check out Southerly 77.2, where Hart has contributed the poems “Rain” and “New...

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New blogger- James Jiang

Thanks to Nasrin Mahoutchi-Hosaini for wrapping up 2017 with some insightful posts, and welcome to James Jiang, our first blogger for 2018. James Jiang completed his PhD in English at the University of Cambridge in 2016 and since returning to Australia has been...

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Call For Papers: ‘Festschrift—David Brooks’

  One of Australia’s finest writers of short stories, a poet with the ability to turn plain words into indelible cerebral images, and a novelist whose cut-glass prose turns the world strange and abyssal, David Brooks’ work has been widely anthologised,...

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Marten Bequest Scholarship – Call for Applications

Travelling scholarships from The Marten Bequest offer talented young artists the chance to explore, study and develop their artistic gifts through travelling either overseas or interstate. Applications to the Marten Bequest Scholarship are now open and will close on...

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New monthly blogger- Nasrin Mahoutchi-Hosaini!

Our thanks to Chloe Wilson for a great series of posts. Southerly’s blogger for December is Nasrin Mahoutchi-Hosaini. Nasrin Mahoutchi-Hosaini writes in Persian and English. Her short stories have been published in anthologies such as HEAT, Southerly, and...

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New monthly blogger- Chloe Wilson!

Many thanks to Mark Steven for his posts throughout October. Our new blogger for November is Chloe Wilson. Chloe Wilson is the author of two poetry collections, The Mermaid Problem and Not Fox Nor Axe, which was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and...

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Rediscovering Elizabeth Harrower

Image: Elizabeth Harrower photographed returning to Australia in 1959 on board the Southern Cross. Courtesy of Elizabeth Harrower Elizabeth Harrower’s writing has engaged and challenged her readers since she began publishing in the late 1950s. Her work is concerned...

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Varuna Announces New Program of Indigenous Fellowships

Indigenous writers will be able to apply for new fellowships under an exciting new program developed by the National Writers’ House Varuna, Magabala Books, Sydney University and the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. “Australian Indigenous writing...

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New monthly blogger – Mark Steven!

A big thank-you to our last monthly blogger, Jessica White, for her insightful posts. Our blogger for October is Mark Steven. Mark Steven is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of New South Wales. His research is focused on the narrative forms of class...

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Call for Papers: Comedy and Errors

Show us your funnies! Southerly is looking for a small number of essays and memoir, poems and short fiction on the theme of Comedy and Errors. From the laugh-out-loud to the wryly ironic, from biting satire to gag-a-minute, Southerly 77.3 Comedy & Errors considers...

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New monthly blogger – Jessica White!

An enormous thanks to David Musgrave for his fascinating posts. Our newest monthly blogger is Jessica White. Her bio is below. Jessica is the author of A Curious Intimacy and Entitlement. Her short stories, essays and poems have appeared widely in Australian and...

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July Monthly Blogger – David Musgrave!

A huge thanks to Marija Peričić for her excellent posts. Our blogger this month is David Musgrave. You can read all about him below: David Musgrave has published six collections of poetry, the most recent being Anatomy of Voice (GloriaSMH, 2016) and a novel, Glissando...

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Call for Papers: The Long Apprenticeship

Southerly calls for papers for their new issue, 77.2 The Long Apprenticeship.For this issue, Southerly seeks writing from students from secondary and tertiary students, as well as established writers. The techno-driven, identity- and flag-obsessed, post-modern,...

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May Monthly Blogger – Moreno Giovannoni

Moreno Giovannoni emigrated from Italy at the age of two. He grew up in north-east Victoria but left his heart in San Ginese where he was born. A translator and writer who has been published in The Age, Island and Southerly, he was the 2015 inaugural winner of the...

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Island-Southerly Deal: both for under $100!

Do you love your local literature? Of course you do. Two subscriptions for only $99.50. Seven journals of the newest, edgiest, sweetest literature in the country. All you have to do is click here and type in ISLANDDEAL to make the saving. Make love. Sign...

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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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