What You Might Find – a heady experience

June 5, 2018By Bronwyn_MehanTHE COLUMN

We are delighted to bring you the text in full of Cassandra Atherton’s speech at the launch of Richard Holt’s debut collection, What You Might Find at St Kilda Readings earlier this year. Richard’s reply to this wonderful launch speech was to perform a few songs based on stories from the collection on his newly-invented … Read More

Most Underrated Book Award finalist: LOOPHOLES

October 20, 2017By Spineless Wonders ~teamEVENTS, microlit, NEWS & EVENTS (Homepage)

‘This year’s shortlist highlights the diverse, risk-taking and creative work being published by independent publishers….’ We are thrilled that Susan McCreery’s Loopholes in the running for the Small Press Networks’ award for the most underrated book of 2017 sponsored by the Australian Booksellers Association. The winner will be announced by Toni Jordan, one of three MUBA … Read More

Out of Place: Seabird Brooks

November 11, 2015By Bronwyn Mehaninterviews, Out_of_Place, Shop

This week we meet the author of ‘Pilgrim’s Dream’, a haunting piece of microlit from our latest anthology, Out of Place. Seabird Brooks tells us about the story behind his piece, about writers who inspire him, about endings and beginnings. To grab a copy of this fine collection of over forty 200-wd microliterature selected by … Read More

Out of Place: Melissa Beit

October 22, 2015By Bronwyn MehanOut_of_Place, Shop

This week, we get to know a little more about Out of Place contributor, Melissa Beit. Based in northern NSW, Melissa’s short fiction has been published in a range of Australian journals and anthologies. To read Melissa’s harrowing microfiction, “Hospital Birth”, along with other great writing, click the cover of Out of Place below.

Out of Place: Mark Smith

October 14, 2015By Bronwyn Mehaninterviews, Out_of_Place, Shop

Mark Smith is a regular contributor to Spineless Wonders and winner of the 2013  joanne burns Award. In this brief interview, Mark talks about the origins of the moving and evocative microfiction, ‘Less Than A Minute’, which is published in Out of Place, and about the influences on his writing. To read Mark’s story and … Read More

New microlit: Out of Place

May 12, 2015By Bronwyn Mehaninterviews

Cover by Richard Holt Spineless Wonders will soon release its annual anthology of microliterature. Co-editors, Kirsten Tranter and Linda Godfrey spoke to The Column about how this year’s Out of Place theme came about, what they were looking for from contributors and about some of the pieces they have included. Here’s what they said: Throwing … Read More

Mark Smith: Flashing the Square

November 3, 2014By Bronwyn MehanFlashing the Square, interviews, Shop

MARK SMITH won the 2013 joanne burns Award with his microfiction, ‘10.42 from Sydenham’ and this year his piece, ‘The Meteorologist’s Daughter’ was runner up. We caught up with him recently to ask him about his microfiction and what inspires him to write. 1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which is published … Read More

Caroline Reid: Flashing the Square

August 27, 2014By Bronwyn MehanFlashing the Square

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which will appear in Flashing the Square? When I lived in Darwin I went on a road trip west to Broome through some of the most beautiful country I’ve ever seen, it flows through your heart that country. We arrived in Fitzroy Crossing, filling up at … Read More