It’s Hump Day and Angela Jin is back with some musings from a publishing intern’s desktop. Last week she invoked the Hollywood blockbuster, ‘I Am Legend’ to illustrate life in 2020 for this twenty-something. In this week’s post her life could be mistaken for a tragic plot-line from Itchy and Scratchy. What has all this … Read More
In this new blog series, we invite publishing intern Angela Jin to share her latest musings with us. This week she’s been up at 3am contemplating life as Will Smith in ‘I Am Legend’.
By Bridgette Sulicich With its elegant and unique architecture, Green Square Library was the perfect setting to capture the theme of the evening: a celebration of innovation. Not only were the UTS students’ Microflix films shown for the incredible pieces of artwork that they are, they were deconstructed and built upon by a myriad of installations … Read More
Dear SPINELESS WONDERS, I facilitate a group of young, emerging writers and have been encouraging them to enter your Icons competition. Could you tell us a little more about it? Yours, Frustr8d Teacher Dear FT, Thank you for your inquiry and for the chance to explain a little more about our latest competition. An icon … Read More
EARWORMS Breaking the Silence When I first began thinking about Spineless Wonders back in late 2010, I envisaged the three platforms, PRINT DIGITAL AUDIO. At last, we are now offering short Australian stories as audio files or, as we like to say, as Earworms, stories that stay with you. In writing this blog post, we … Read More
This week, guest blogger, Karina Brabham dives into the work of two short fiction greats, Britain’s late Angela Carter and Australia’s Margo Lanagan, to find out how they each take something old and turn it into something shiny and new. Writers are recyclers at heart. Not necessarily in an environmental sense, but rather that we … Read More
Marcus Clarke’s Offspring In his 1958 essay, “The Prodigal Son” Patrick White railed against Australian fiction as being “the dreary, dun-coloured offspring of journalistic realism.” While it is true that realism has long been dominant in Australian writing, and the Australian short story, there is a long tradition of experimental stories in Australia, as far … Read More