By Jing Xuan Teo The thing about growing up in Singapore is that despite being majority POC, we love white people. Maybe it’s the fact that there’s just not that many of them (rarity = want, its basic economics), or maybe it’s the fact that our leaders have entirely forgiven the British for colonial rule, … Continue reading On Internalized Racism and Speaking “Good” English
A guide to finding rare and out-of-print books by GSP alum, Tony Ryan.
By Charlotte Armstrong Sifting through Facebook’s ads is no longer like mining for gold, but rather finding yourself at a buffet being served things you never said you liked or wanted, and now your plate is suddenly overflowing. Like most bad ideas, it started late at night. Scrolling absently through my Facebook feed, I … Continue reading The Soft Toy Scam: A Facebook Fraud?
With the publication date for Mer just around the corner, we sat down with the author Samantha Mansell and asked her about her creative process and some of the inspirations for her work. Sign up to attend the Nov. 17 launch here! Mer as a collection of stories really departs from our traditional understanding of … Continue reading Chatting about Mer with Samantha Mansell
I wish Grattan Street Press had been in existence when I gained my first job at a publishing house. Let me explain . . . I was one of the very first graduates of the new Master of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne in 2003. There were only a few practical editing … Continue reading Things I Wish I’d Learned Before I Became a Fiction Editor
“Welcome to Bellevue, where the mountains meet the sea…” Harry awakes on a ferry with no memory of how he came to be there. The boat is bound for Bellevue, a place he has never heard of. When he goes ashore, his attempts to leave are thwarted. Feeling trapped and alone, Harry gradually gets to … Continue reading Where the mountains meet the sea: Excerpt from chapter two of Welcome to Bellevue
Our submissions officers Avery and Tara are on the prowl for new manuscripts for Grattan Street Press! We had a chat to Avery and Tara to find out more about the submissions process and what they look for when considering a new submission. What type of things do you look for in a new submission? … Continue reading Q&A with our Submissions Officers
Seth Robinson is a Melbourne based writer with a love for the spooky, surreal, and magical. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of his debut novel The Observatory.
The owner of Melbourne’s soon-to-be erstwhile Cherry Bar is hard to miss: after all, he wears a big hat. (Indoors? Indoors.) Although one doesn’t really make out faces from any stage, anywhere–unless there aren’t any faces all, delivering you from the challenge–trademark silhouettes travel well, in spite of distance or dazzling lighting. Impossibly, some manner … Continue reading A Lament to Cherry
Robyn Stern investigates why the search for and republication of out-of-print colonial fiction is worthwhile in contemporary publishing, and why this material should matter to modern readers.