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Worst. Review. Ever: On the pillorying of Jessica Andrews

  Every writer writes because they want their work to be read – and in the brave new world of digital publishing, this desire takes the specific form of wanting to ‘go viral’. Virality can seem so arbitrary, so why shouldn’t a young writer pin their hopes … Read more »

Public and private: On writing zines

When I told my family I’d be moving back to central Queensland, they were equal parts thrilled and concerned. I’d accepted a job with Australia’s biggest commercial radio network, delivering news bulletins over a broadcast area spanning 1600 square kilometres. Having such a public job meant that … Read more »

Interview with Karen Andrews of Miscellaneous Press

Earlier this month, Miscellaneous Voices #1: Australian Blog Writing was launched. The collection contains writing by Jessica Au, James Bradley, Maxine Clarke, Tiggy Johnson and Damon Young, as well as the work of many other writers. Geordie Williamson wrote in the Australian that its arrival indicated that … Read more »

Format Festival Academy of Words

Format Festival‘s Academy of Words was held on 14th March. Panels were held all day at the zine space on Peel Street, Adelaide, including Criticism and Reviewing, It’s all gone Dave Eggers: the current state of literature in Australia and The Great Zine Explosion. Clementine Ford (also … Read more »