Sarah Robinson-Hatch is a blogger, writer and fangirl and is currently studying a Bachelor of Professional Communications at RMIT. She’s the creator of a Melbourne YA book club called The YA Room and blogs at Written Word Worlds. When she’s not reading, Sarah can be found working on her next manuscript, bingeing TV shows and … Continue reading My Life as a Book Blogger
I was eleven the first time I encountered a queer couple in print. It was through Kerry Greenwood’s YA fantasy trilogy, Stormbringer (2005-6). The series was one of my first ventures out of the market strand of children’s literature and into the big something else. In fact, I found the second book, Lightning Nest, at … Continue reading The Importance of Publishing Queer Characters
The book launch is finally upon us! Join us to celebrate the release of this semester's additions to the Australian Colonial Popular Fiction series. There will be food and wine! RSVP through the Facebook event page by the 20th of May 2018. We look forward to seeing you there.
Throughout my arts degree I've encountered many fellow students who, if I tell them I read fanfiction, respond in similar ways: some with solidarity; others with incredulity and thinly veiled disgust; but the most frequent response is condescension. Although I can understand the responses, I certainly don’t agree with them. There’s a widespread view of … Continue reading Looking for the Next Big Thing? Try Fanfiction
Last seen in London. Ms Sylvia Leighton has been spotted at the University of Melbourne. Leaving a trail of parasols and clues around campus, Grattan Street Press needs your help to find Ms Leighton. Group or single players welcome. REWARDS ON OFFER. At a glance: Tuesday 15 May 1pm The University of Melbourne Parkville Campus … Continue reading Lost Girl Treasure Hunt
We should be talking about online literature more. In an age that is dominated by digital content, the book industry in Western countries (e.g. Australia, UK and the US) still treats online literature as a threat and eBooks as an unavoidable chore as opposed to an opportunity. It feels like taking a digital first approach, … Continue reading The Amazing World of China’s Online Literature Scene
Matt Holden is a writer, editor, small press publisher, translator and bookseller. From 1999 to 2009 he was magazine production editor at Fairfax Media in Melbourne, and from 2011 to 2014 he was the editor of The Age Good Cafe Guide and a regular contributor to Fairfax Media newspapers and websites. He now writes commentary, … Continue reading Why Are Some Magazines Ugly?
I recently had a conversation with someone in her late thirties about my post-university writing career. I rattled off the well-practised ramble about my various part-time jobs, my interning experience, my forays into industry networking and my current attempts at freelancing. Her kindly suggestion to my laments of the difficulty in being a fledgling freelancer … Continue reading Yes, I’ve Tried: Freelance Writers Online
Mireille Stahle currently interns at Penguin Random House. She is a notorious eccentric from the western suburbs. When she’s not working for free, she’s working in marketing and communications for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, UoM. Her vices include reading, cross-stitch and reality TV. “The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around … Continue reading The Three Princes of Serendip; or, on internships
A short story by Sunniva Midtskogen Mykonos was made from the bodies of giants, the wrinkled old man at the corner of my hostel tells me. He spends all day just sitting in a chair looking at people. Kaliméra friend, he greets me the first time I pass him and smiles and waves. Kaliméra, I … Continue reading Mykonos