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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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Apply now for an APA Publishing Industry Internship

The Australian Publishers Association, with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, is again offering its Publishing Industry Internship Program. The program offers six interns an opportunity to work with, and be mentored by, talented industry staff and a...

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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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Rethinking Voss || Jonathan Dunk

Increasingly I think that the best kinds of writing about literature estrange it: illuminate its singularities through the performance of reading. So there’s a sense in which a ‘case for’ any particular novel is inherently pyrrhic. That said, where Patrick White’s...

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Theses on Colonial Antinomy || Jonathan Dunk

Words || Jonathan Dunk  Aboriginal writing is different. Not in any innate primitivist sense, it’s just doing different things, following different rules and patterns of relation. It doesn’t follow the straight lines that wittingly or otherwise I’ve learnt, been...

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