Spineless Wonders is very pleased to announce that Tanya Vavilova has won the 2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award for her short-story collection Grub. Congratulations also to our two finalists in this year’s award: Megan McGrath for her short story collection All Hands and James Hughes for his short story collection Understanding Almost Nothing of the World.
We asked editorial assistant and emerging writer, Ilana Gjurovska to tell us a bit about herself, what she does when she needs inspiration for her own writing and the role she will be playing in the upcoming Ashfield Sound Bites project which is part of the Inner West Council Ashfield EDGE Festival (Sept 13-15). Meet … Read More
I was at an artist’s retreat in the US. Flicking through a book in the library one evening, I came across a reproduction of Arshile Gorky’s painting The Artist and His Mother. I knew – know – very little about painting but something about this just skewered me. I read the caption which told me … Read More
We invited authors to reflect on the soundscapes created by Sonant Bodies & friends for their microlit from the Shuffle anthology. In this post, you will read the responses of Jordie Albiston, Richard Holt, Paulette Smythe, Jen Craig and Christine Howe. We are also hosting an indepth discussion on microlit text and sound with Shuffle … Read More
We are excited to be working with Sonant Bodies who commissioned five amazing composers to create soundscapes for ten pieces of microlit from the Shuffle anthology. Matilda Gould caught up with the composers to ask them about the pieces they chose to work with and how they approached the task of creating soundscapes. You can … Read More
What does it mean to shuffle? For the more poetic of us it might describe the soft scrape of a deck of well-loved cards across the palm of your hand. Or the slow sway of an old couple across their living room floor, dancing to a forgotten song on the radio. Maybe it’s just the … Read More
Back in 2015, Spineless Wonders was thrilled to publish Sam George-Allen’s book of hybrid writing, I Put A Spell On You as part of our Slinkies Collection series by writers under 30 curated and edited by Bridget Lutherborrow. Early in 2019, Sam’s full length non-fiction book, Witches: What Women Do Together is due to be … Read More
We spoke with Dominique Hecq about ‘Four Thousand Winks’ which appears in Time, the Microlit anthology edited by Cassandra Atherton and published in 2018 by Spineless Wonders. In this interview, Dominique talks about her approach to writing microlit, what she is reading right now and her favourite time of year for putting pen to paper.
Beth Spencer, winner 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, discusses the writing of The Age of Fibs with Bridgette Sulicich. Beth talks about her own reading and writing habits and about some of the inspirations behind this unique collection.
William Lane, finalist in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award, chats with publishing intern, Bridgette Sulicich about his prize-winning collection, small forest, about his own reading and writing habits and about some of the inspirations behind this fantastic collection.