Uncovering Lola

May 1, 2023By Spineless Wonders ~teamNEWS & EVENTS (Homepage), Shop

To mark the release of Love Letter to Lola, we present a short extract from ‘Reflections’, an exegesis on the writing of this collection by Carmel Bird. Also included below are notes from the author about the choice of front and back cover images. The book is released today, May 1, 2023 and is available … Read More

Meet the Slinkies: Maz Howard

September 13, 2022By Bronwyn MehanNEWS & EVENTS (Homepage), Shop, Slinkies, Slinkies

  We are thrilled to introduce you to creative writer Maz Howard whose short story ‘The thing with teeth’ is published in the 2022 Slinkies anthology. In this interview with Kathleen Kelly (publishing intern), Maz talks about the opportunities available for young Australian writers, a poetry manuscript they are working on at the moment and … Read More

Meet the Slinkies: Svetlana Sterlin

September 8, 2022By Bronwyn MehanNEWS & EVENTS (Homepage), Shop, Slinkies, Slinkies

  We are thrilled to introduce you to published writer Svetlana Sterlin whose short story ‘Violets’ is published in the 2022 Slinkies anthology. In this interview with Kathleen Kelly (publishing intern), Svetlana talks about the inspiration behind ‘Violets’, her favourite genres, favourite Australian author and the poetry collection she is working on at the moment. … Read More

Meet the Slinkies: Freyja Catron

September 6, 2022By Bronwyn MehanNEWS & EVENTS (Homepage), Shop, Slinkies, Slinkies

  We are thrilled to introduce you to emerging writer Freyja Catron whose short story ‘Diprotodon’ is published in the 2022 Slinkies anthology. In this interview with Kathleen Kelly (publishing intern), Freyja talks about her interest in megafauna species like the diprotodon, the setting for the story, her favourite Australian authors and the non-fiction piece … Read More

The Appeal of Audio

July 7, 2022By Spineless Wonders ~teamNEWS & EVENTS (Homepage), Shop

Throughout the month of June, we celebrated the international Audiobook Awareness Month. As a relatively new Australian audio production company, it was a great chance for us to showcase the many audiobooks SW Audio has produced over the past twelve months. Find out about our author-centred audiobook app and grab a free audiobook. Follow Us: … Read More

2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award winners

December 10, 2021By Spineless Wonders ~teamCarmel_Bird_Digital_Literary_Award, Shop, THE COLUMN

Writer and Digital Humanities specialist, David Thomas Henry Wright has won the 2021 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award for A Condensed History of the Australian Camel. Our prize judge Roanna Gonsalves described Wright’s entry as an ‘exceptional work,’ which is ‘in part an ode to camels and in part a ludic interrogation of the archive’. … Read More