Southerly is looking for the following previous contributors to the journal: Arlene Sykes, author of Jessica Anderson: Arrivals and places in 46.1 1986 D Biggins, author of Katharine Susannah Prichard and Dionysos: ‘Bid me to love and brumby innes’ in 43.3 1983 David Ritchie, author of Othello: Iago as Critic Karen Kaine-Jones, author of Contemporary Aboriginal Drama in 48.4 1988 Robert R Wilson, author of Bushmen in porcelain palaces: Knowing and mistaking in ‘Such is Life’ in 39.2 1979 If you know the author and how to get in touch with them, or with their estate, please contact Southerly at firstname.lastname@example.org/.
Southerly is delighted to announce that we now have joint subscriptions with Meanjin, Overland, Griffith Review and Island. Subscribe to both Southerly and one other journal, and you receive 15% off the total price. Brilliant! And just in time for Christmas. The prices are: Southerly + Meanjin = $128 (save $21.95) Southerly + Overland = $111 (save $18.95) Southerly + Griffith Review = $134.80 (save $23.15) Southerly + Island = $128 (save $21.90) You can subscribe using the specific Paypal buttons on the right-hand side of this post, or download the form from the subscriptions page and circle the deal
Lately, we have been working on a few new things to make life easier for you… and for us. Our submission process has been updated. If you would like to submit your creative work for consideration please just head over to our submissions page where you can upload your poetry, fiction or critical writing. Please note that we can only accept unsolicited work from Australian and New Zealand writers. We also have a set of new email addresses. These will help us address your questions and concerns more quickly and efficiently. If you have a question relating to subscriptions or our new submission process,
The Department of English at the University of Sydney is pleased to announce that the first biennial award under the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest will be made in 2013. Under the terms of Helen Anne Bell’s will, a cash prize of $5,000 will be offered for the best collection of 30 poems by a female poet over the age of 18. Applicants must be Australian, and the poems submitted must be “about Australian culture,” broadly defined. The submitted poems should not previously have been published in collected book form, whether in print or on the virtual domain. The successful
Goodreads is hosting a give away for The Conversation, the latest book by our editor, David Brooks. With only five days left to enter, and the book not yet launched, this is a great way to get an early copy.
In the print copy of our Mid-century women writers, Sam Moginie was incorrectly spelled as Sam Moningie. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Mid-century women writers re-considers Australian women writing after the cataclysm of World War II, from within post-war culture; women demonstrating the agency of writing fiction before the formal politicisation of feminism. This issue assembles essays on numerous of these writers, presented in their shared historical context and through the rubrics and perspectives of the present. The issue includes essays on Eleanor Dark, Eve Langley, Jessica Anderson, Christina Stead, Dorothy Hewett, Thea Astley and Elizabeth Harrower. Some of the essays deal with the late works of established writers, such as Helen O’Reilly’s discussion of Eleanor Dark’s last published work, Lantana Lane and Elizabeth Treep’s
After much anticipation, Southerly is finally able, and delighted to, invite you to the launch for its latest issue, 72.1: Mid-century women writers. There will be fabulous readings, delicious nibbles, and bohemian bonfemie. Please join us! When: Monday October 8th, 6 for 6:30pm Where: Woolley Common Room, John Woolley Building upstairs, University of Sydney Map: http://www.facilities.usyd.edu.au/oam/blaccess-r01.cfm?fld1=01 Mid-century women writers re-considers Australian women writing after the cataclysm of World War II, from within post-war culture; women demonstrating the agency of writing fiction before the formal politicisation of feminism. This issue assembles essays on numerous of these writers, presented in their shared historical context
Thank you, Belinda Castles, for your excellent posts. This month we have Pam Brown as our monthly blogger. Her bio is below: Pam Brown has published many books, including Authentic Local (Soi3 Modern Poets, 2010), an e-book The meh of z z z z (AhaDada, 2010), and, more recently, a booklet of six poems More than feuilleton (Little Esther Books, 2012). She was the poetry editor of ‘Overland’ for five years at the turn of the millennium. In 2011-12, she edited Fifty-one contemporary poets from Australia for ‘Jacket2’ where she is an associate editor. Pam blogs intermittently at thedeletions.blogspot.com.au. She lives in Alexandria, Sydney.