Q&A with Bella Li

May 11, 2018By Mark Venderinterviews, microlit, THE COLUMN

We send our warmest congratulations to Bella Li and the dynamic Vagabond Press for winning the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award’s Prize for Poetry for  Argosy. Here’s our interview with Bella about ‘A birthmark in the shape of Puglia’ which was published in the microlit anthology, Landmarks edited by Cassandra Atherton.

Cri fi rates down

May 8, 2018By Mark VenderTHE COLUMN

For a limited time only, we are offering a huge reduction on bulk purchases of our Australian crime fiction anthology, Crime Scenes edited by crime writer, Zane Lovitt. Recommended by the English Teachers Association, this text is an ideal resource for the classroom. Free ebook sample available on request.

Coffee Pod|cast: the story behind the show

April 23, 2018By Mark VenderTHE COLUMN

Wondering what Coffee Pod|cast is all about? Spineless Wonders’ EMMA HOWE caught up with the podcast’s presenters, ALI MORRIS and EMMA WALSH to find out the story behind this new show, how it is different from other literary podcasts and what podcasts they are listening to right now.

joanne burns Microlit Award winners 2017

February 26, 2018By Spineless Wonders ~teamNEWS, THE COLUMN

Co-hosts of the joanne burns Microlit Award, Newcastle Writers Festival and Spineless Wonders are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 award. Winner of the National category is Tess Pearson for ‘Traces’ (pictured). TESS PEARSON is a Sydney-based writer of poetry and prose. She has been published in the anthologies Hide Your Fires (UTS, … Read More

Meet the Interns Part Four

February 22, 2018By Spineless Wonders ~teaminterns, interviews, THE COLUMN

We bring you another instalment in our Where Are They Now series which profiles some of our former interns. We ask them to look back at their internship/work experience with Spineless Wonders and tell us about any highlights and anything they found useful from the experience. Of course, we are curious about what happens to … Read More

Microlit – what is it? Q&A with Cassandra Atherton

February 17, 2018By Spineless Wonders ~teaminterviews, microlit, Shop, THE COLUMN

In this extended interview, Cassandra Atherton, microlit anthology series editor and regular judge of The joanne burns Microlit Award shares her insights into the history as well as the current state of play of the  unique literary form,  microliterature. She also talks about microlit videos, Japanese culture, micro-cocktails and her obsession with all things tiny. … Read More

Phone It In finalist: Lauren Grubic

September 29, 2017By Spineless Wonders ~teamSlinkies, THE COLUMN

As part of this year’s National Young Writers’ Festival, the Spineless Wonders’ Slinkies team has been running the Phone It In competition, asking writers under 35 years of age to contribute a short audio story. They had a great response to this call-out and now with the festival only a week away, it is time … Read More