Short Australian Stories

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Nobody likes you when you’re 23. So say Blink-182. But here at Spineless Wonders we’re here to say ‘Hold on, Bessie, just because you can’t listen to Taylor Swift’s 22 un-ironically anymore doesn’t mean nobody wants you’, because we do.

We do.

Our new digital platform, Slinkies, publishes and promotes the work of a handful of carefully selected Australian under-30s.

Check out our first batch of eSingles, here.

 

The World to Come showcases an incredibly diverse exploration of the themes of Science Fiction: future sex, alternate history, racism, procreation and energy.’
KAARON WARREN, Canberra Critics award-winner

AVAILABLE AS PRINT AND EBOOK, HERE

In selecting these stories from a global call-out, we looked for pieces that contemplated ‘the world to come’ in ways that, regardless of genre, surprised, delighted, enthralled or horrified us. Here, science fiction mixes with fantasy, with realism in all its sub-genres, with speculative fiction, with the almost unclassifiable.
PATRICK & OM PRAKASH DWIVEDI, Editors

To be launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival by Australian journalist, Jeff McMullen.

 

‘Literature, life, landscape, history: the whole gamut of Antipodean experience may be gleaned from its pages. An ideal resource for those interested in Ozlit, Cracking the Spine is also a pure pleasure to read.’
GEORDIE WILLIAMSON, Chief Literary Critic, THE AUSTRALIAN

‘A great resource for the classroom, and a great read for anyone who cares about how short stories work.’
KIRSTEN TRANTER,  UC BERKELEY

AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK, EBOOK & PDF here.

Cracking the Spine Ten short Australian stories and how they were written

Stories and essays by Claire Aman, Tony Birch, Rjurik Davidson, Michael Giacometti, Marion Halligan, Andy Kissane, Jennifer Mills, Ryan O’Neill, Maria Takolander and Patrick West. With an Introduction by Amanda Lohrey.

 

EVENTS CALENDAR

JUNE
4  June Bookclub: ‘We’re All Travellers Here’
10 June Slinkies Collections launch, NYWM
18 June Bookclub: The Waterfowl Are Drunk!

JULY
2   July Bookclub: I Put A Spell On You
16 July Bookclub: ‘A Tintoretto of the Soul’
21 July Little Fictions @ Bondi Feast, 7pm
25 July My Hearts Are Your Hearts launch, Berkelouw Books
25 July Michael McGirr Selects launch, Berkelouw Books
30 July Bookclub: ‘Why the Owl Gazes at the Moon’

AUGUST
1 Aug Jen Craig @ Writers Bloc
8  Aug Panthers and the Museum of Fire launch, Sydney
9  Aug My Hearts Are Your Hearts launch, Bendigo Writers Festival
12 Aug My Hearts Are Your Hearts launch, Readings, St Kilda
13 Aug Bookclub: My Hearts Are Your Hearts 
27 Aug Bookclub: ‘The Lake Story’

SEPTEMBER
3  Sept Bookclub: ‘Bulldozer’
17 Sept Bookclub: ‘Flatrock 1979′

OCTOBER
1  Oct Bookclub: ‘Dancing On Your Bones’
15 Oct Bookclub: ‘Love Bites’
29 Oct Bookclub: ‘Remembering Mardion’

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