Work for Southerly!

Southerly is seeking the services of an Administrator for 5 months from September 2016. This role involves between ten to fourteen hours per week. Specific duties include: Correspondence with all editors, contributors, agencies, and general public, both email and postal; Maintenance of the subscription list; All banking and financial transactions, including processing all sales and subscriptions, payment of authors, collating and preparing material for the financial auditor, quarterly reconciliations with other literary journals, monthly statement audits; Online and technical management, including posting blogs and other announcements on the website and on Facebook and Twitter, website maintenance, maintenance of the online

Call for Submissions: Persian Passages (Special issue of Southerly)

Persian speakers from Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan have influenced Australian culture in many ways. What are the evocations of Persian themes in Australian writing and culture? What are the contemporary heirs to Judith Wright’s poem ‘Hafiz of Shiraz’? And what is the image of Australia in contemporary Persian texts? Guest editors Laetitia Nanquette and Ali Alizadeh are calling for submissions of poems, stories, non-fiction and literary papers for a special issue of Southerly focusing on literary transactions between Australian and Persian cultures. The editors are also interested in writings from Iranian, Afghan and Tajik writers engaging with Australia in any

May Monthly Blogger – Luke Beesley!

A warm thanks to Christopher Raja for his excellent posts. Our blogger for this month is Luke Beesley. His bio is below. Luke Beesley is a poet, musician and artist, and he has won numerous awards and fellowships. Jam Sticky Vision, his fourth poetry collection, was published by Giramondo in 2015. He lives in Thornbury, Melbourne.

New Monthly Blogger – Christopher Raja!

An enormous thanks to Michelle Hamadache, who not only gave us such excellent posts, but did all this while reading our fiction submissions. Our blogger for April is Christopher Raja. His bio is below.   Christopher Raja migrated to Melbourne from Kolkata in 1986, and now lives and works in Alice Springs. He is the co-author of the play The First Garden (Currency Press, 2012) and author of the YA novel, The Burning Elephant (Giramondo, 2015).

March Monthly Blogger – Michelle Hamadache!

Due to a tidal wave of unforeseeable circumstances, Christopher Cyrill is suspending his blogging for the moment. He’ll be back in with us in December this year to continue his elegant essays on the writing life. But this month our monthly blogger is the excellent Michelle Hamadache, one of Southerly’s first fiction readers. Her bio is below: Michelle Hamadache happily teaches creative writing and English Studies at Macquarie University. Apart from swimming, lying in the sand, watching her children cartwheel on the beach at night-time, and Sunday morning coffee with her husband, teaching is her favourite thing to do, after

New Monthly Blogger – Christopher Cyrill!

An enormous thanks to Corey Wakeling for his excellent posts. This month our blogger is Christopher Cyrill. His bio is below. Christopher Cyrill is the author of the novels The Ganges and its Tributaries and Hymns for the Drowning.  He has also published numerous stories, articles and written a number of broadcasted radioplays. For many years he was the fiction editor of the much mourned HEAT Literary International and the fiction editor of Giramondo Publishing. He has taught at Sydney, Macquarie, Newcastle, Wollongong, A.C.U and New South universities and currently runs his own writing academy and mentors writers. He has

January monthly blogger – Corey Wakeling!

A huge thanks to Liam Ferney for finishing 2015 with his excellent, thoughtful posts. Our first blogger for 2016 is Corey Wakeling. His bio is below. Corey Wakeling is the author of two books of poetry, most recently Goad Omen (Giramondo 2013), and co-editor of anthology Outcrop: radical Australian poetry of land (Black Rider Press 2013). His poetry features regularly in publications international and local, and has been described as “doomed”, “hubristic” (Peter Keneally, The Australian), “delirious” (Ali Jane Smith, Southerly) a “millennial threat” (Duncan Hose, Rochford Street Review), and as “a new music, and a new awareness” (Philip Mead,

Call for Submissions: Disabilities issue

For its second number in 2016, Southerly will be producing an issue, co-edited by David Brooks and Andy Jackson, on Writing and Disability, and we are seeking contributions in all our usual fields – poetry, short fiction, essay, review, memoir, etc. Both physical and psychological disability will be considered – visible and invisible – and disability will be interpreted widely within these areas. The co-editors do not wish to limit contributions in any way. They do note, however, that the area of writing and disability is significantly under-theorised, especially in the Australian context, and hope that this publication might make

December monthly blogger – Liam Ferney!

A huge thanks to Felicity Castagna for her wonderful posts. Our blogger this month is Liam Ferney. His bio is below: Liam Ferney is one of Australia’s leading younger poets. His latest book, Content (Hunter Publishing), is a hand grenade tossed into the middle of polite society that uses the argot of politics and the internet to tackle religion, war, love and late capitalism.  It follows on from Boom which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literature Awards and the Queensland Literary Awards. He is a former Poetry Editor of Cordite and regularly reviews poetry for Rabbit, Cordite and Southerly.

Spread the Word, Spread the Love – Back Issues for $2 + postage

Southerly overflows with back issues. They live on floors and in garages, in spare rooms and in warehouses. We want to spread the love. For a limited time, we are selling back issues for $2. Yes, $2 plus postage to your home. If you live in Australia, you can get any issue from 74.1 Australian Dreams 1 back for $5.50. Just look in our Store or our Back Issues page. We have shelves and shelves of words. We want to spread the word, so head south and spread the love.
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