Flash Fiction Fridays

Last weekend was a big one for Visible Ink, with so many plans coming to fruition. There was our spoken word event – which was a big success and a well of inspiration – as well as the launch of Petrichor on eBook. There was one other big announcement that needs repeating, and that’s the launch of Visible Ink’s online flash fiction section!

Every Friday will now be #FlashFictionFriday in which a flash fiction submission that we’ve received will be posted up on our site for the whole world to see! It’s a great opportunity to add Visible Ink as somewhere that you’ve been published, for bragging rights or otherwise. Anyone can submit, free of charge, and there is no theme to be tied down to, so go crazy!

…actually, don’t go too crazy as we only accept submissions of 250 words or less.

Submit your flash fiction to submissions@visibleinkanthology.com

We can’t wait to see what you have to share with us here at Visible Ink!
  Sam,

  Treasurer, Editorial Manager

Pizza & Poets & Publications

A Saturday afternoon seems like a strange time for poets to come out and speak, but the Visible Ink team’s fears were assuaged by the great turnout for our spoken word event, Visible Ink presents ‘The Spoken Word’—obviously we’re a very creative bunch when it comes to naming. Continue reading Pizza & Poets & Publications

Poets Night

Spoken word. Poetry slam. Open mic.

We’re throwing an event for the lovers of the ancient-cum-hip oral art. Words written for performing aloud, tantalising the ear and moving us in the moment.

We’ll have two featured poets, but for those keen to take the floor we have twelve slots for the open mic with registrations at the door.

3 – 6pm Saturday – May 28th

Compass Pizza – 319 Lygon St, Brunswick East

This is a great opportunity to get out in the community and meet likeminded folks and to listen to new and old performers alike.

All are welcome.

Please be aware that there is a $5 door charge for this event. 

VI Launch Recap

Our first Visible Ink event for 2016 was a raging success last Thursday at the Queensberry Hotel. Our intention was to launch the opening of submissions for this year’s Pushing Boundaries edition, to mingle with fellow writers and visual artists and, for the students amongst us, to get to know each other outside of the classroom. A highlight of the night was to hear from former PWE students whose careers in the industry could artfully guide us in the right direction.   Continue reading VI Launch Recap

It’s all happening tomorrow!

It’s been a big week for VI and it’s not over yet. Tomorrow our submissions open for the 2016 edition of Visible Ink and we’ve broadened our content to include interviews submissions and plenty more. There’s not much that we won’t accept in our Pushing Boundaries edition.

To celebrate our submissions opening we’re getting together at the Queensberry Hotel on Swanston St in the evening – 6pm, Thursday 28th of April. Continue reading It’s all happening tomorrow!

THEME for 2016

It is with pleasure that the Visible Ink Collective for 2016 announce that the theme for this year’s edition is:

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What is a boundary? Is it a barbed wire fence, or a lake between mountains? Could it be disability, prejudice, sexuality or education? What makes people want to push boundaries? Can boundaries also be stretched in the way technology is used to create visual art?

If you’re an emerging writer, artist or photographer with something to say we’d like to hear from you. Submissions open on Thursday the 28th of April.

The Visible Ink Collective

ON THE MARKET

 

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“I can smell this Petrichor. A new word. An inky smell.
Black ink that I drink. The feeling of ease, of relief.
Expurgation. The rain cleans everything.”
– Ania Walwicz

The Visible Ink Collective is proud to present their 2015 anthology of new writing and visual art, Petrichor: Visible Ink 27. This year’s collection features short stories, poetry, micro-fiction, art and photography from new and emerging writers and artists from around Australia, all responding to the theme of ‘after the rain’.  Continue reading ON THE MARKET