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Monday 2 June 2014
Featured

community and crowdfunding meet for pozible’s sydney edit

Sarah Iuliano
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This week, crowdfunding platform Pozible is getting back to its roots with the launch of The Sydney Edit – a hyper-local online initiative that aims to put Sydney creatives on the map. The Sydney Edit is a space within the main Pozible website, which will provide a more direct point of contact between audiences and…
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Monday 2 June 2014
Arts

opportunity: verandah journal now seeking submissions for issue 29

lip magazine
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Are you an emerging or established writer or artist who wants to see their name in print? Want to be a part of Verandah Journal’s 29th edition? Well, you’re in luck because Verandah Journal is seeking submissions for its 29th edition, which launches later this year. Verandah is looking for all previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, poetry…
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
Books

lip lit interview: raelke grimmer

Jessica Alice
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What if there was a drug that allowed humans to never need to sleep, and what if that drug had never been properly tested? To make matters worse, what if the guy who created the drug was your dad? Sleepwalking is the debut young adult novel by one of Lip‘s favourite writers and book reviewers Raelke Grimmer….
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Featured News

the stella count: women in literature

Alexandra Van Schilt
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The Stella Prize, in conjunction with Books+Publishing, a new source for the book industry, have compiled Australia statistics to reveal the number of women and men both being reviewed and doing the reviewing in newspapers and literary journals from 2012. This effort was also produced in a count for 2011, and, sadly, the count from…
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Tuesday 16 July 2013
Books News

why did j.k rowling publish her newest novel under a male pseudonym?

Elise Kinsella
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There was no real surprise at Sunday’s news that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling published a detective book under a pseudonym, because why wouldn’t she want a book she wrote to be judged on its merit and not her very famous name? What was of real interest, though, was the nom de plume she chose…
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Saturday 6 July 2013
News

in brief: literary world rocked by loss of two female publishing icons

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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  Two of the top women in UK publishing have stepped down this week, leaving the so-called ‘Big Four’ publishing houses in Britain to be controlled by men. Victoria Barnsley departed as chief executive (UK and International) of HarperCollins after a management shake-up by Rupert Murdoch. She had spent 13 years in the role. Over…
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Thursday 2 May 2013
Arts Books

Literature & Technology: Rules were made to be broken

Raelke Grimmer
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Neil Gaiman has been the latest person in the writing industry to speak out about the future of the book. As the article states, the audience at the London Book Fair weren’t all that happy about what he had to say. From my perspective, I feel as though finally, somebody well-known and established within the…
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Thursday 28 February 2013
Arts Opinion

feminism and testicles: women in publishing

Broede Carmody
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The literary journal The Lifted Brow was recently accused of gender discrimination because their sixteenth edition published eighteen men compared with fourteen women. On their Facebook page, The Brow wrote: ‘Are we doing publishing wrong?’ The status received over thirty comments in a matter of hours. Responses ranged from ‘what a joke’ to longer, more…
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Sunday 23 September 2012
Books Featured

lip lit: zoo time

Erin Stewart
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Zoo Time opens with novelist and narrator, Guy Ableman being caught by police for stealing a copy of his own book from an Oxfam shop. Only, Guy doesn’t see it as ‘stealing’, rather he’s ‘releasing’ it from the gaze of a woefully stupid public. Author of Zoo Time and man booker prize award winning novelist,…
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Thursday 6 September 2012
Featured

interview: kat muscat, voiceworks editor

Ruby Mahoney
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It’s less than two weeks until our One Night Stand with Voiceworks! This week we interviewed Editor Kat Muscat about young writers, indie publishing and what Voiceworks is looking for. Voiceworks in two words? Here 2 Stay (see what I did there?). Why should we read Voiceworks – what makes it so awesome? All of the…
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Wednesday 29 August 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: q&a, the memory of salt

Erin Stewart
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Ali, the narrator of The Memory of Salt, describes drawing a line in the middle of herself (or perhaps himself, as the author never discloses the gender of the narrator), designating one side as Melburnian, the other as Turkish. While her mother is an Australian paediatrician, her father, Ahmet, is a Turkish musician who joined…
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