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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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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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Untold? Or unseen and unheard?

Words || Sunil Badami “The past is a different country,” go the opening lines of L. P. Hartley’s classic The Go-Between, “they do things differently there.” Go-betweens like me, born to visibly different immigrant parents, are always being asked where we’re “really”...

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Words || Sunil Badami The question of whose story it is to tell is one that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately, especially as lately I’ve been telling more stories about myself and my life. I’m not sure why. I’d much rather be imagining other people’s lives and...

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Art and Artifice

Words || Sunil Badami I’ve been thinking a lot about stories, and storytelling lately. I suppose I should — after all, I’m a writer. Aren’t stories my stock in trade?  But, like most writers, a lot of my time is spent thinking about other things — mainly the things...

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