25 July 2005

Short story submissions sought by Cardigan Press

Cardigan Press is calling for submissions for its fourth anthology of "fast fiction" to be published in March 2006.

Submissions close on 28 September 2005.

For an idea of what they are looking for, as well as full submission guidelines, see:
Cardigan Press.

HREOC short story competition, Voices of Australia, extended

Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tom Calma, announced today
that the closing date to submit stories to the Human Rights and Equal
Opportunity Commission's 'Voices of Australia' project has been
extended to Monday, 15 August.

Stories received by this date may be included in a magazine being
produced by the Commission which will feature real-life stories about
diversity and living together in contemporary Australia. Stories not
included in the magazine will be placed on our website for all to

'Voices of Australia' marks the 30th anniversary of the Racial
Discrimination Act (RDA) and will be distributed to community groups,
libraries, local councils, religious groups, government agencies and
other groups around the country.

For further information about the 'Voices of Australia' project visit:

24 July 2005

First publication from Anne Collins due for launch soon

The first publication from Anne Collins is due to be launched soon. It's a chapbook published by Walleah Press, titled, The Season of Chance. It will be launched by Liz Winfield at Hobart Bookshop on 9 August at 5.30pm.

10 July 2005

Deadline extended for The Write Stuff competitions

For the sake of those who don't visit the web site often, the deadline was extended for The Write Stuff literary competitions to 30 November 2005.

(One or two have asked why the comp. has been extended? The main reason is that in closing days of June the site was offline for periods without me knowing it, and those depending on downloading forms at that time could not do so; secondly, we were aware too late in the piece that the competition had not been advertised in certain periodicals in which we were hoping it would appear.)

In extending the competition, the extension had to be made November to accommodate other prior commitmeents for the judges.

IF anyone who had entered by the JUNE deadline is inconvenienced by this, do get in touch: Anne.Kellas [AT] the-write-stuff.com.au and we will be as flexible as need be.

Thank you very much,
Co-editor, The Write Stuff.

publishing, an F.A.W. conference meeting

Liz Winfield and FAW organised a meeting yesterday on publishing in Tasmania. About forty-five people turned up, several local publishers spoke including Edith Speers (very enthusiastic and informed talk), Tim Thorne who travelled down from Launceston (Cornfield Press isn't publishing any more, but still has stock for sale - in any case, who better to talk about publishing in Tasmania? Tim's been there, knows what he's talking about, is erudite). Lyn Reeves said a few words about the books published by Pardalote Press. "It all went too quickly," says Liz.

8 July 2005

Overload Poetry Festival 2005

August Workshop Program at the Victorian Writers Centre, Melbourne VIC. All workshops run from 3-4pm.

Please book ahead if possible as numbers are restricted at this special Overload Festival price of $10
Mon 8/8 Laying it on the Bars: Poets and Guitars - Lish and Kerry Scuffins.
Tues 9/8 Crossing the Language Barrier- The excellent Dutch-speaking poets
Wed 10/8 Black, White & Brindle - Den the Fish and Bea Ballangary.
Thurs 11/8 Microphone Handling Skills - Steve Smart & Meg Dunn.
Fri 12/8 In Print - Fiona Sievers (Flat Chat Press) and Ron Pretty (Five Islands Press).
Mon 15/8 Haiku You Too - Myron Lysenko
Tues 16/8 Poetry In Your Face - Jezza and Slick.
Wed 17/8 The Great Gonzo - Jen Jewel Brown (freelance journo/poet) and Maurice McNamara (poet/editor Deadline magazine).
Thurs 18/8 Kicking out the Jams - Citizens of Language
Fri 19/8 Running With It: Long Form Poetry. Jordie Albiston (The Fall) and John Jenkins (James Joyce Suspended Sentence Award 2004)

To book, please email Steve Smart on overload_inc @ yahoo.com.au

7 July 2005

REMOVING THE BOUNDARIES Interdisciplinary seminar

Postgraduate panel

Catriona Ross: Prolonged Symptoms of Cultural Anxiety: The Persistence of Narratives of Asian Invasion within Multicultural Australia.

Jane McGennisken - 'A little child shall lead them' - Reading Tasmanian and Victorian School Readers as encoded themes about national growth.

Friday 15 July, 4-5pm, Rm 555, Humanities Building, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay.

For more information about the Removing the Boundaries interdisciplinary seminar series, please visit: http://www.utas.edu.au/ejel/rtb.htm

Short story competitions to enter in 2019

Thanks to the Australian Writers Centre, here's a list of s hort story competitions to enter in 2019: https://www.writerscentre.com.au/...