Hi! and Welcome to the Southerly monthly bloggers!

Our blog has been up for a couple of months now, but so far we’ve only been using it to let you now about our new issues. However this is all about to change.

In 2011 we are starting our Southerly monthly bloggers program. The way it works is this: every month a different writer will host the monthly bloggers program. They will post about their adventures in literature, writing, publishing, words… the content is open and free, the only proviso is that they post about writing. As Southerly is a journal of Australian literature, all our bloggers will be Australian novelists, poets, essayists, and academics. They’ll be posting their thoughts, ideas and musings at least once a week, so make sure you keep checking back in, as the discussion will be constantly changing.

To kick off the program will be some introductory posts from our two fabulous editors, David Brooks and Elizabeth McMahon. They are both passionate about Australian literature and Southerly, and their posts will outline their ideas for the journal. If you have any questions for them about Australian literature, the writers they’re reading, and their own work – now’s the time to ask!

I should also introduce myself. I’m Tessa, the editorial assistant. I deal with all things administrative – so if you have any questions about contributing, submissions you’ve sent, subscriptions, dates and prices, I’m the person to ask. The best way to contact me is via our Contact form. I work two afternoons a week, and will answer your emails as soon as I can. You can also look up our submission guidelines on this blog under the ‘Contributions’ tab, as well as find out all of our contact details, and download our subscription form.

Enjoy the posts!