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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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Reminder: War & Peace issue – submit your work!

Submissions for issue 75.3 War & Peace are due on October 31st. We’re looking for the best poetry, fiction, essays and memoir. The original call out is here, but all the information is below: What does war mean to us now? With our knowledge of the long...

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New monthly blogger – Samuel Wagan Watson!

An enormous thanks to Fiona McFarlane for her inspiring posts. This month, our blogger is Samuel Wagan Watson. His bio is below. Samuel Wagan Watson is a full-time writer for hire. Born in Brisbane in 1972, Samuel is of honourable ancestry of Munanjali, Birri Gubba,...

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Follow Along!

It’s taken a little while but, once again, you can follow along with Southerly. At the bottom right of our site (yep, just down there) is a little follow tab. Press it, enter your email address, and receive all of our posts. You’ll never miss a blog or an...

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September monthly blogger – Fiona McFarlane!

A huge thanks to Justin Clemens for his excellent posts. This month our blogger is Fiona McFarlane. Her bio is below. Fiona McFarlane was born in Sydney. Her first novel, The Night Guest, was published in 2013 and translated into fifteen languages. It was shortlisted...

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Next monthly blogger – Justin Clemens!

Many thanks to Van Badham for her great posts, and to Ian Buchanan for his. This month, our blogger is Justin Clemens. His bio is below. Justin Clemens writes poetry and prose. Recent publications include The Mundiad (Hunter 2013) and, with A.J. Bartlett and Jon...

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Elemental

Elemental is concerned with our experience of the elements in an era of climate change. The four elements of classical thought (earth, fire, water, air) align with what we now call four states of matter and hence to what is termed the “material turn” in...

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July Monthly Blogger – Van Badham

Many thanks must go to Marie Munkara for her excellent posts. This month our blogger is Van Badham. Her bio is below: Van Badham is a Melbourne-based feminist writer, theatremaker, critic, trade unionist, activist, occasional broadcaster and one of Australia’s most...

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June Monthly Blogger – Marie Munkara!

An enormous thanks to Luke Carman for his excellent posts. This month our blogger is Marie Munkara. Her bio is below: Marie was born on the banks of the Mainoru River in Arnhemland and spent her early years growing up on Bathurst Island. Her first Novel Every Secret...

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Vale JS Harry

JS Harry (1939-2015) JS Harry, one of Australian poetry’s “great transgressors”, described by Peter Porter in 2007 as “the most arresting poet working in Australia today”, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning 20th May. It followed a long and debilitating...

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May Monthly Blogger – Luke Carman!

An enormous thanks to Anna Gibbs for her excellent posts. This month our blogger is Luke Carman. His bio is below. Luke Carman hails from the Sydney suburb of Liverpool and his first book of fiction, An Elegant Young Man is available from Giramondo. He is Associate...

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Call for Submissions: War & Peace

What does war mean to us now? With our knowledge of the long aftermath, what does it mean to be at peace? What is the difference between post-war and peace? How do peace and remembrance combine? How do we remember in the midst of war? 2015 is the centenary of the...

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Call for Submissions: The Naked Writer 2

      The issue of Southerly titled The Naked Writer, published in March 2014, included outstanding essays, fiction and non-fiction, poetry and reviews on writer, the writing process and the links between life and work. It was so successful, in fact,...

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Please welcome our April blogger, Anna Gibbs

Warmest of thanks must go to Andy Jackson for his posts over the last few weeks. This month our guest is Anna Gibbs. Professor Anna Gibbs teaches at the University of Western Sydney, Australia and writes across the fields of textual, media and cultural studies with a...

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Next Southerly Blogger – Andy Jackson!

A massive thank you to Sunil Badami for his excellent posts. This month, our blogger is Andy Jackson. His bio is below: Andy Jackson’s collection, Among the Regulars (papertiger 2010) was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize and Highly Commended in the Anne...

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Please come to the launch of Australian Dreams!

Southerly is holding a mega double-launch of Australian Dreams 1 and Australian Dreams 2 and we’d love you to come! There will be wine and food and excellent company. There will also be readings from our fabulous contributors. The details are below. See you...

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