In this interview with Sydney-based writer and actor, Stephanie King, we include a recording of her microlit piece, ‘Chuck Close’ below. To read this and other great contemporary Australian microliterature, purchase a copy of Out of Place. What inspired you to write the piece of microliterature which will appear in Out of Place? How would … Read More
This week we interview emergency medical specialist-turned writer, Venita Munir, about the microlit piece published in Out of Place, edited by Kirsten Tranter and Linda Godfrey. We ask about the inspiration for her writing and what she does when she is stuck for ideas. To read Venita’s work and other great Australian microlit, click the … Read More
This week, we ask Wollongong-based writer, Tim Heffernan to tell us about the inspiration for his microlit piece published in Out of Place, edited by Kirsten Tranter and Linda Godfrey, about writers he admires and about endings. As Tim says, he is a serial ‘spineless wonder’ which is why we allow him, this once, to … Read More
This week we meet the author of ‘Pilgrim’s Dream’, a haunting piece of microlit from our latest anthology, Out of Place. Seabird Brooks tells us about the story behind his piece, about writers who inspire him, about endings and beginnings. To grab a copy of this fine collection of over forty 200-wd microliterature selected by … Read More
Today’s guest on The Column is SHADY COSGROVE whose microlit has been published in Out of Place, edited by Kirsten Tranter and Linda Godfrey. To grab your copy of this latest anthology from Spineless Wonders, click the cover below.
Haider Catan’s prose poem published in Out of Place juxtaposes Australian bushfires with complex memories of his life in Iraq. In this interview he talks about the inspiration behind this piece, about the writing process and about writers he admires. To read Haider’s poem and stacks of other great microlit, grab a copy of Out … Read More
This week, we get to know a little more about Out of Place contributor, Melissa Beit. Based in northern NSW, Melissa’s short fiction has been published in a range of Australian journals and anthologies. To read Melissa’s harrowing microfiction, “Hospital Birth”, along with other great writing, click the cover of Out of Place below.
Mark Smith is a regular contributor to Spineless Wonders and winner of the 2013 joanne burns Award. In this brief interview, Mark talks about the origins of the moving and evocative microfiction, ‘Less Than A Minute’, which is published in Out of Place, and about the influences on his writing. To read Mark’s story and … Read More
This week, we feature Out of Place contributor, Dotti Simmons. What inspired you to write the piece of microliterature which appears in Out of Place? How would you describe this form of writing? I simply saw the moment of death evoked in On the Hour as the ultimate example of being ‘out of place.’ The … Read More
This week we talk ask Nick Couldwell about his award-winning microlit, ‘Dancing’, about his favourite authors and about his writing habits. To read ‘Dancing’ as well as over thirty new pieces of Australian microliterature, grab a copy of Out of Place, edited by Kirsten Tranter and Linda Godfrey. What inspired you to write the piece … Read More