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Westerly Vol.63 No.1 Now Available

  The new issue from our friends at Westerly features work from a great array of writers, including Claire G. Coleman, Philip Neilsen, Beejay Silcox, Dan Disney, Mohammed Massoud Morsi, Marcelle Freiman, Paul Collis, Julia Prendergast, Stuart Barnes, Rachael Mead,...

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2018 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize is open for submissions

Now in its 23rd year, the Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize celebrates Tasmania’s most acclaimed poet. First Prize receives $2000 and publication in Island magazine; as well as subscriptions to Island, Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review, Southerly, Westerly and The Lifted...

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The Fair Australia Writing Prize is open for entries

The 2018 Fair Australia Prize – Australia’s only union-sponsored literary competition – is now open for entries. The prize invites writers of fiction, poetry and essays, as well as graphic artists, to be part of setting a new agenda for our future. The prize will...

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The Good Doctor

Words || Luke Carman Each morning, on the outskirts of Penrith, where the neighbour’s cows sag on the tilting fences staked into moss-green hills, Dr Anthony Seage would rise to squint into the endless predawn traffic, away from his still-sleeping wife and children,...

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The Ghosts of Eleanor Dark

Words by Luke Carman I was raised in a house where inconspicuous wards were placed in every room to protect us against the threat of supernatural entities – an evil eye over the front door, rings blessed by priests hanging from boards, statuettes of saints by the...

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Keep Going, Get Better || Luke Carman

Words || Luke Carman  In November 2018 there was an arts festival out in Blacktown. Each evening the festivities began with an address from a Bigambul Elder named Uncle Wes, who told stories on the library steps with his mic crackling against the caprice of the summer...

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