‘In 2017, I found myself with a 12,000-word novella. It was best piece of fiction I’d ever written, and possibly the best piece of writing of any sort, and it sat in my hard drive, dreaming of readers.’ Find out how Ashley Kalagian Blunt’s journey to publication across a range of platforms unfolded.
Hello, it is hump day and that means it is time for another installment in the life and times of Spineless Wonders intern, Angela Jin. This week, Dear Reader, Angela reveals how an unhealthy obsession with a certain genre of fiction might just be getting in the way of her career goal of becoming Editor-In-Chief … Read More
Calling all LGBTQI+ writers! In today’s post, you will meet emerging editor, Olivia Garcia who is assisting with the Spineless Wonders’ call out for Queer writing in any genre. We’ve already received some amazing submissions but don’t worry, you have until Nov 1 to submit or to let LGBTQI+ creatives know about this fab opportunity.
We are thrilled to announce this year’s Slinkies authors. In the next series of posts we bring you interviews with 2020 Slinkies authors, Sophie Overett, Harry Goddard, Ch’aska Cuba de Reed, Liam Higham, Sky Carrall, Emil Colic, Tehya Nicholas and Thomas Alan. In this post, Harry Goddard talks about his short story, Moreton Bay Figs, … Read More
We are very proud to be introducing you to the six very talented young writers whose micro audio stories on the theme of sound have been selected by our judge Matilda Gould in the #LitFest2444 Phone It In competition. In this post, we share the judge’s report and interviews with the finalists. You can hear … Read More
Join Melbourne crime-writer Andrew Nette and the Little Fictions On Air team for a discussion of ‘Postcard From Cambodia’ narrated by Lauren Hamilton Neil. You can listen to this audio story ahead of time here then join us on Facebook for a chat. The full version of ‘Postcards From Cambodia’ is published in Crime Scenes … Read More
For the past two months, we have been posting an audio story daily as part of the Infectious Fictions series. We hope they have brought you some welcome distraction in these challenging times. If you would like to re-listen or to share them, you can find them here. And if you are looking for more … Read More
In the next online bookclub meeting, we’ll be chatting with Melbourne author, Pierz Newton-John about his audio story ‘Salt’. Originally published in Pierz’s debut collection of short stories Fault Lines, ‘Salt’ explores the experience of caring for a loved one as they die. It is read by Little Fictions’ actor Ella Watson-Russell. Do join us … Read More
In this episode, we bring you the second in our series of sport-themed stories. We present four stories – ‘Artemis’ by Melbourne author, Duncan Reid in which the game of hockey takes on a mythic quality; Brisbane writer, Trina Denner’s ‘Playing Outside’ for the joggers amongst you; a microfiction by Kim Waters called ‘Over Time’ … Read More
In this episode we present two very different perspectives on the Australian sporting scene. ‘Balls and Broken Bones’ by South Australian author, Debra Mackay takes a humorous look at sport played at the community level. It is read by Sydney actor, Kate Fraser. ‘Hall of Fame’ by Melbourne film director, Matt Holcomb follows the failing … Read More