Writers KA Rees and Shaynah Andrews have each been awarded prizes in the joanne burns Microlit Award for their reflections on the theme of ‘scars’. The joanne burns Microlit Award is co-hosted by publisher Spineless Wonders and the Newcastle Writers Festival. Rees has won the national category of the NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award for ‘No … Read More
Love in a feed store lost in down the rabbit-hole of time. In their final episode, Ali and Emma return to one of their favourite authors, Jon Steiner to discuss ‘Liebostod’ narrated by Joel Horwood. Leave your feedback on this episode or on the series generally at the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘Liebestod’ is published … Read More
An evocative piece which stretches the imagination. In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Tess Ridgway’s ‘It Stretches Our Shape’ narrated by Sydney actor, Anni Finsterer. Let us know what you think, leave a comment of the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘It Stretches Our Shape’ is published in Shuffle an anthology of microlit edited by … Read More
By Bridgette Sulicich With its elegant and unique architecture, Green Square Library was the perfect setting to capture the theme of the evening: a celebration of innovation. Not only were the UTS students’ Microflix films shown for the incredible pieces of artwork that they are, they were deconstructed and built upon by a myriad of installations … Read More
This disturbing episode carries a domestic violence content warning. Ali and Emma discuss Susan McCreery’s microfiction, ‘Disturbance’ narrated by Sydney actor, Alex Neal. Join the discussion about the role that literature can play in depicting this pressing social issue on the Coffee Pod|cast Facebook page. ‘Disturbance’ is published in Loopholes by Susan McCreery. About the … Read More
Older women drinking sherry and behaving badly at funerals, weddings, parties, anything. In this episode, Ali and Emma discuss Elizabeth Hodgins’ ‘Timeless Crones’ narrated by Ella Watson-Russell. They ask if you have any thoughts on some of the common tropes used to portray older women in mythology through to popular culture. Join the discussion on … Read More
A surrealist microstory which is either a horror story about animal cruelty, the nightmarish abuse of a stuffed toy or just a typical breakfast in a long-term relationship. You be the judge of Lou Swinn’s ‘Particles In My Body’ narrated by Eleni Schumacher. Let Ali and Emma know what you think, drop by the Coffee … Read More
Is he over his time here? Is he stuck in time? What happened in the life of this avid cyclist? What happened to the light? And why did Ali’s feet suddenly start growing? In this episode of Coffee Pod|cast, Ali and Emma have a go at joining the dots in this short but deep microlit … Read More
In this post, Spineless Wonders’ editors Bridgette Sulicich and Charlotte McKewen interview James Hughes about his debut collection, Understanding Almost Nothing of the World, about his writing practice and what he is currently reading.
In this post, Spineless Wonders’ editor Hannah Janssen interviews Megan McGrath about her debut collection, All Hands, about her writing practice and what she is currently reading.