Out of Place: Nick Couldwell

This week we talk ask Nick Couldwell about his award-winning microlit, ‘Dancing’, about his favourite authors and about his writing habits. To read ‘Dancing’ as well as over thirty new pieces of Australian microliterature, grab a copy of Out of Place, edited by Kirsten Tranter and Linda Godfrey. What inspired you to write the piece … Read More

Meet the SW Interns Part Two

We bring you the second 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. We also asked about other internships they have undertaken. … Read More

5 reasons to bookclub with SW

Our online bookclub has been operating now for two years and in case you haven’t caught on to what it is about, here’s five great reasons to put your $15 down and get on board. 1. BATS & PANTHERS No, not free animal crackers. The first two sessions will showcase our March releases, Patrick Lenton’s … Read More

2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award

We are thrilled to call for submissions to the 2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award. Now in its third year, the award is for short story collections up to 30,000 words in length. The award includes cash prize amounts of $3000 for the winner  and $1000 for two runners-up as well as world-wide digital publication … Read More


Do you have something for us? Check out our Submissions page for the latest call-outs. There are many ways to submit your work for print, digital or audio publication by SPINELESS WONDERS and for performance at LITTLE FICTIONS. Awards We run annual culls for short and long stories, microfiction and prose poems. For details see The … Read More

short Australian stories – everywhere

EXPERIENCE SUBMIT #STORYBOMBING Subscribe to Our Newsletter Please leave this field empty Check your inbox or spam folder now to confirm your subscription. LATEST NEWS Meet the Slinkies: Vasco Pimentel September 28, 2021 SW PODCASTS Little Fictions On Air Ep 18 We Heart LGBTQI April 21, 2020 Little Fictions On Air Ep 17 More Stories … Read More


SPINELESS WONDERS is a multi-platform publishing company devoted to short, quality fiction produced by Australian writers. We’re interested in brief fiction in all its forms – from short short stories to  novella. We also publish ‘microlit’, a unique blend of microfiction and prose poetry.