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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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Australian Dreams 2

Southerly is please to release the second part in our Australian Dreams series. After a decade of ragged, terror-driven politics many people’s dreams of and for Australia are looking battered, but the dreaming continues. Essays and other contributions here...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Southerly 75.1 ‘Elemental’

Southerly is looking for a small number of  essays, literary non–fiction, fiction and poems to complete for its forthcoming issue titled Elemental. Please note: Work will be accepted until 20 March. Scholarly essays should follow MLA style. Please include ELEMENTAL in...

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Southerly is 75! Subscription Deals

Southerly is 75 years old! It’s almost Christmas! These are things to celebrate, so for the next 3 weeks we are offering some amazing subscription deals for you. 1) $20 Annual Digital subscription For just $20, you get the digital version of Southerly delivered...

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Australian Dreams 1

A country where ‘it’s ok to be a bigot’. A country of refugees, refusing asylum. A country violating human rights, ignoring the pleas of the United Nations. A country ‘open for business’, with its trees, its coal, its uranium on the...

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Vale Martin Harrison

Martin Harrison was an esteemed Australian poet, teacher, and, as with many, friend and colleague of the Southerly editorial team. In his memory, we would like to post a recent poem published in Southerly. Editor David Brooks says: Martin was a fine poet, a fine...

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Forward Thinking: Utopia and Apocalypse

This issue considers how to think about the future in a time that doubts it will occur. It addresses the question of how culture retains its capacity to imagine possible futures in the face of multiple forces that threaten its existence: climate change, global war,...

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Please come to the launch of issue 74.1!

It’s almost here! The new issue of Southerly, 74.1 Forward Thinking: Utopia and Apocalypse is at the printers and will be in our office in a fortnight’s time. This issue considers how we think about the future in a time that doubts it will occur. It...

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An Open Letter on the Future of Arts Funding

Below is an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Treasurer Joe Hockey and Minister for Arts George Brandis, in protest against the cuts to arts funding in the most recent budget. This has been published in the Guardian, Meanjin and Overland, among others. If you...

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April monthly blogger – Aashish Kaul

A huge thanks to Stephen Sewell for his personal, insightful posts. This month, our blogger is Aashish Kaul. His bio is below. Aashish Kaul is completing a Doctor of Arts from the University of Sydney. His book of short stories A Dream of Horses is publishing next...

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