Discover Australian Creative Writing

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  • Read on for more information about AustLit’s role in recording and supporting research into Australian creative writing.

  • History of Creative Writing on AustLit

    The history of creative writing on AustLit is the history of AustLit itself.

  • From 1999, when AustLit's consortium of scholars and librarians was first formed, AustLit has worked to create and enhance rich bio-bibliographical records on Australian literature, story-telling, and print culture, serving as a repository for the ways in which Australians tell stories and for the stories that are told about Australia.

    'Creative Writing', in this context, includes all the AustLit data that is not specifically addressed in the other categories of Stage & Screen, Children's & YA Literature, Criticism, and BlackWords. Under the umbrella of 'Creative Writing' comes life writing of all forms, novels, short stories, graphic novels, correspondence, and poetry.

  • As of early 2017, AustLit records details of 35,000 novels, 27,000 auto/biographies, 20,000 poetry collections, and 7000 short-story collections.

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  • Exhibitions, Information Trails, and Research Projects

    AustLit regularly collates specific subsets of our data and presents them as online exhibitions or information trails. We also support and publish research projects by AustLit staff and external researchers.

    You can find all the exhibitions and trails by checking out AustLit's research page, or explore the tiles below for specific exhibitions and AustLit publications.

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      Pulp Fiction

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      World War I

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      The Australian Drama Archive

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      Beyond Goggles and Corsets

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      Australian Popular Medievalism

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      Diversity in Australian Spec. Fic.

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      Speculations

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      Banned in Australia

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      The Joseph Furphy Digital Archive

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      Australian Responses to Asia

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      Australian Multicultural Writers

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  • Parasols and Prosthetic Limbs : The World War I Magazine Fiction of Sumner Locke

    Edited and compiled by Dr Catriona Mills

    A collection of twelve short stories published by Sumner Locke in Australian newspapers and magazines during the early years of the war, these stories were republished on 18 October 2017, the centenary of Locke's death.

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