By Helen Hopcroft I grew up in a single parent family in Tasmania but secretly always wanted to be a dead French Queen. Let your mind hover over a map of Australia, then zoom down into an uninspiring Hobart suburb circa 1979. It’s probably raining. Picture an old weatherboard house beside the Derwent River, then … Read More
by Carmel Bird Writing a short story is one of my greatest pleasures. Then taking a bunch of stories I have written and devising a structure for a collection – that’s another. Sometimes writers set out with a theme – say, to keep it simple here, fourteen stories about plagues – and then their task … Read More
Mentor, writers’ circle or uni course? Our 2021 Slinkies judge, Deniz Agraz shares her thoughts on the various options for emerging writers. As well as a potted history of her own writing career to date, beginning at the age of seven.
Our intrepid publishing intern, Angela Jin, returns this week with reflections from a simulated-life gamer which some writers may find instructive.
In this belle lettre on the lost art of letter-writing, publishing intern, Luzelle Sotelo gets a rude shock at her local post office.
On a slightly more serious note this week, our publishing intern Angela Jin responds to some social media gaslighting.
‘I was quickly obsessed with every click and clack of the keys. I was so motivated by these sounds that I waited for the ting that would come at the end of every line, followed by a long brrrr sound. It’s the best.’ This week our guest blogger is publishing intern, Luzelle Sotelo who writes … Read More
Quick, call The Doctor. Our publishing intern, Angela Jin, has fallen down a rabbit hole and has come out all obssessy. Is there a cure, or will we just have to cut back her access to Youtube while she is at work?
We all need a dream. It’s one of the things that distinguishes us from pebbles. This week, Angela the Spineless Wonders Intern shares here blue-sky wishlist about talents she wishes she possessed. Talent number one is…
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