‘In 2017, I found myself with a 12,000-word novella. It was best piece of fiction I’d ever written, and possibly the best piece of writing of any sort, and it sat in my hard drive, dreaming of readers.’ Find out how Ashley Kalagian Blunt’s journey to publication across a range of platforms unfolded.
I was at an artist’s retreat in the US. Flicking through a book in the library one evening, I came across a reproduction of Arshile Gorky’s painting The Artist and His Mother. I knew – know – very little about painting but something about this just skewered me. I read the caption which told me … Read More
Jen Craig Jen Craig’s novella, Panthers and the Musuem of Fire was recently given a five star review and named Book of the Month by Australia’s premier book industry magazine, Bookseller + Publisher. In her review, Angie Andrewes described Jen’s book as ‘an experimental novella but surprisingly easy to read, and brilliant for the very … Read More
Most literary awards (Hal Porter, Josephine Ulrick, Elizabeth Jolley) are named after writers who are now dead. How do you feel about the Spineless Wonders short story competition being named after you? Dead or alive, it is flattering to have my work in short fiction recognised in this way. I never actually think that Elizabeth … Read More