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December 14th – Last Day for Southerly Christmas Subscriptions

A year’s subscription comprises of three issues of Southerly, Australia’s oldest literary magazine. Full of thought-provoking essays, fabulous stories and sublime poetry, it showcases the best and brightest of Australia’s established and emerging literati. Do you know someone wonderful, intelligent, literary, magnificent, witty and dearly loved? A subscription to Southerly is the perfect gift to give them this Christmas. BUT: Due to university closing times, Southerly must receive your Christmas subscriptions no later than December 14th. Please download a subscription form here: http://southerlylitmag.com.au//subscriptions/ and either email with  your credit card details, or post with a cheque or money order made out to

Blog on blog love

You will have noticed at the right hand side of our front page links to Australian literary journals and magazines. One of these is Overland, who is currently having a subscriberthon. In the interests of promoting Australian writing, Australian literary journals, and simple blog-on-blog love, we encourage you all to go over to the Overland blog and subscribe. If you subscribe this week, you can win prizes as well! And while you’re at it, why not subscribe to Southerly too? Our tab is just at the top. Go on, you know you want to…

Next Monthly Blogger – Andrew Burke!

Ali Cobby Eckerman has provided us with a month of thought-provoking posts and fabulous poetry. Next up is Andrew Burke. His bio is below: Andrew Burke is an Australian writer with publications going back to the 1960s. He has published mainly as a poet, but has also had small plays on the boards, tiny films on the screen and short stories sprinkled over the years. After one career as a Creative Director in advertising, he went into academe in mid-age. He fancies being a ringmaster in a circus next.  His most recent collections Beyond City Limits (Edith Cowan University, 2009), Blue Rose (novel,http://etextpress.com/books.htm)

Modern Mobilities: Australian-Transnational Writing

CONTENTS EDITORIAL POETRY Ross Donlon, Trawling in the Arctic Shu Cai, Absurdity (tr. by Ouyang Yu) A. S. Patric, Peking A. Frances Johnson, Geography lessons: Victor Louey’s world tour Victor Daley, When London Calls John Carey, we are not alone Danielle Shelley Carr, This Swirling Saffron Mystery Geoff Page, The Projectionist Michelle Cahill, The Siege Kate Lilley, 1-800-DENIED π.O., E. W. Cole 1832–1918         Harmonica SHORT FICTION Jessica White, The Country of Boats Pavle Radonic, Rise and Shine Hayley Katzen, Postcards ESSAYS AND MEMOIRS Bill Ashcroft, Australian Transnation Kit Kelen, A Transnational Apprenticeship for Poets: Some Notes

Please come to the launch of Modern Mobilities

Southerly is delighted to invite you to the launch for its latest issue, 71.1 Modern Mobilities: Australian Transnational Writing. There will be readings, wine, nibbles, and general bonhomie. Please join us! When: Wednesday October 12th 2011, 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 RSVP: Tessa at Please use CONTACT US form by October 5th

Letters and Responses

Have you ever read one of our issues and found a piece so intriguing, so inspiring, that you wished you could have responded? Now you can. In time for our newest issue, 71.1 Modern Mobilities: Australian-Transnational Writing, we are launching a new tab. Called ‘Letters and Responses’, it is exactly that – letters from you that talk to the printed word. All letters will be moderated by our editors to ensure lively and stimulating discussion. So if there’s something you want to say, don’t hold back – let us know!

New Monthly Blogger – Ali Cobby Eckerman

An enormous thanks to A S Patric for his excellent and thought-provoking posts. Coming up for our next month of blogging is Ali Cobby Eckermann, one of the editors of our upcoming Indigenous edition. Her bio is below: Ali Cobby Eckermann has enjoyed huge success with her first collection of poetry ‘little bit long time’. Her poetry reflects her journey to reconnect with her Yankunytjatjara / Kokatha family. She has lived most of her adult life in Australia’s Northern Territory. Her first verse novel ‘His Father’s Eyes’ was published in 2011 by Oxford Uni Press. Her second verse novel ‘Ruby Moonlight’ won

Small but significant

After much agonising, Southerly has had to put their subscription prices up due to postage and other pricing pressures. But the good news is that the price has only risen a little bit, and not at all if you subscribe from overseas. Please go to our Subscriptions page  to download the subscription form. Our next issue is due out very soon…

Next Monthly Blogger – A.S. Patrić!

Thank you, Chris Raja, for your fabulous posts. Next up, we have A.S. Patrić! Here’s his bio: A. S. Patrić writes in Melbourne and is a St Kilda bookseller. Patrić is co-editor of Verity La, an online journal that is archived by the National Library of Australia. He has taught Creative Writing at RMIT and was a judge in the Essence of St Kilda Word Prize 2010. His collection of poetry, Music For Broken Instruments, was published in 2010 by Black Rider Press. Patrić is featured in Best Australian Stories (2010), and his work has been widely published, appearing in Overland, The Lifted Brow, Wet Ink, Etchings, Quadrant, Going Down Swinging and other literary journals. The Rattler was Highly Commended in the Lord Mayor’s

New Monthly Blogger: Chris Raja!

First off, we’d like to thank Sam Cooney for his excellent, stimluating posts. Next up we have Chris Raja, who was recently published in our 70.3 India India edition. His bio Chris Raja migrated to Melbourne from Calcutta in 1986, and almost twenty years later he moved again, further inland, living and working in Alice Springs since 2004. Chris is a teacher and a regular contributor to numerous magazines including Art Monthly Australia (for whom he is the NT Art Correspondent). The First Garden, a play by Chris Raja and his wife Natasha Raja, brings to life the extraordinary woman, that was, Miss Olive Muriel Pink. This season