Panel Discussion tonight! What is the point of Literary Journals?

whatisthepoint -LITERARY JOURNALS EVENT wed17thseptember2014

Come along to an engaging panel discussion tonight highlighting what a literary journal really is and what is involved. To be held at 6pm for a 6.30pm start at Horse Bazaar the event will shed light on four local literary journals from The Lifted Brow, Voicewoks, Kill Your Darlings and Overland Literary Journal. You like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, donate to their Pozible campaigns, and you may even read them, but now you can join the host of the night, knower-of-literary-things Tim Coronel as he thoroughly questions the Editors about lit journals.

The exciting panellists/tributes are:

—Sam Cooney, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of The Lifted Brow

—Elizabeth Flux, Editor of Voiceworks

—Rebecca Starford, Publishing Director and Editor-in-Chief over at Kill Your Darlings

—Jacinda Woodhead, Deputy editor at Overland Literary Journal

Entry is free, but bring along some cash to spend at the bar and buy a copy of a literary journal. And don’t forget a friend or two!

TIM CORONEL is a freelance editor, writer and publishing consultant and the coordinator of the annual Independent Publishing Conference for the Small Press Network. He is a past editor of Thorpe-Bowker’s Books+Publishing magazine and Weekly Book Newsletter, and has somehow eked out a living of one form or another in the world of books for a quarter of a century (which makes him feel old)

KILL YOUR DARLINGS is Australia’s most lively and entertaining cultural publication. KYD was founded in 2010 by Rebecca Starford and Hannah Kent, and today it comprises a quarterly edition, a website and blog, regular events series, a writers workshop and an online shop.

OVERLAND is the most radical of Australia’s long-standing literary and cultural magazines, and celebrates its 60th year in 2014. Overland’s mission is to foster new, original and progressive work exploring the relationship between politics and culture, especially literature, and to bring that work to as many people as possible.

THE LIFTED BROW makes magazines from Australia and the world. They publish:

— A giant print version every two months

— A digital version every fortnight, which features new and different content from the print version

— And a whole lot of other new and interesting content on their website.

VOICEWORKS is a national quarterly magazine that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. It is a unique opportunity for people under twenty-five to publish their poetry, short stories, articles, comics, illustrations, drawings and photos. Each selected piece goes through a collaborative editing process, and individualised feedback is provided for all unsuccessful submissions.

Writing Prompts

Use the image or these two phrases from VI 22, 2010 – ‘An anthology of new writing’ as inspiration for a new short story or poem, or use them within an existing piece of work.

Oak-moon Bokeh by James Lee

Oak-moon Bokeh

“Angus paused in his discourse and waited for the universe to respond”

Moonlight by Rob Jeffreys
VI: An anthology of new writing 2010

“All I can think of is how people smiled at each other when the lights went down.”

The Long Night by Warwick Sprawson
VI: An anthology of new writing 2010

Writing prompts have returned!


[Flight of Fancy, Sarah Allen (Visible Ink 25)]


Use these phrases or image to inspire a short story, a poem or use within an existing piece of writing. 

“All she can do is stare.”

A day with Mrs Potts by Mary Alys Shuttleworth

Visible Ink: An anthology of new writing 2010


“She laughed that slightly hysterical laugh that meant she was scared”

The Long Night by Warwick Sprawson

Visible Ink: An anthology of new writing 2010

We Want Your Visual Art!

Visual art of a hand and arm growing out of a pot.

Do you do visual art? Visible Ink is publishing, so submit! [Disintegration, Rachel Tatti. Visible Ink 25]

Visible Ink wants your Visual Art submissions for the 2014 anthology!

This includes drawings, comics, photography, graphic design, paintings… and anything else you might find on the printed page.

The theme for this year’s anthology is “Encounters”. Entry is $6 and all published contributors will be paid! Submissions close on Saturday 26 July.

Please check the Image Submission Guidelines for more information.

Here’s some of the awesome visual art we’ve published in the past…

A drawing of a tree with branches leading to different organs and cells.

A Visitor’s Guide to the Making Meaning Machine, Heather Marsh (Visible Ink 25)

A woman dancing.

Morph 1, Aleksander Markovic (Visible Ink 25)

Water-colour illustration of a giraffe on a tram.

Giraffe Tram, Paul Heppel (Visible Ink 25)

An elaborate drawing of two planets.

Unfolding Adventures Part 1, by Alexandra Hotchin (Visible Ink 25)

Illustration. A vertical mirror-image of heads.

Gin and Milk, Jordan Grant (Visible Ink 24)

A drawing of a woman's head, which has a bird for hair.

Flight of Fancy, Sarah Allen (Visible Ink 25)

A drawing of a man and woman next to each other.

Untitled, Alena Lodkina (Visible Ink 25)

Submissions will RE-OPEN for THREE DAYS only!

A line-art drawing of a man writing with a quill and pen.

Wanna get published… in PRINT?  [Image: Pearson Scott Foresman/Wikimedia Commons]

Thursday 24th July — Saturday 26th July 2014

We’ve decided to give everybody one last opportunity to submit. As before, the theme is ‘Encounters’ and we’re accepting fiction, non-fiction and visual art. Entry $6. Please check the Submission Guidelines for more information.

We encourage everyone to submit and potentially have their work published. And remember, all published contributors will be paid!