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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... no. 66 2018 of Australian Short Stories est. 1982 Australian Short Stories
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'After 65 issues of Australian Short Stories from 1982-2000 we are back with a sparkling new collection of stories. In this collection we feature Gillian Mears' last story. We published Gillian's first story when she was 23 and followed up with examples of her work for 16 years. There are also new stories by old favourites, Kim Scott, Carmel Bird and Barry Dickins plus a series of stories from writers in the early stages of their careers. Open at the first page and savour Australia.'  (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Water Country, Daniel Browning , 2018 single work short story
Love Letter to Lola, Carmel Bird , 2018 single work short story
Slow Time, Julia Prendergast , 2018 single work short story
Bees, Kim Scott , 2018 single work short story
Heartstones, Gillian Mears , 2018 single work short story
Japanese, Claire Aman , 2018 single work short story
Ghost Moth, Gillian Mears , 2018 single work short story
I Remember My Dream, Meaghan Holt , 2018 single work short story
Beginnings : Three Pieces, Chelsea Campbell , Umaya Edirishinghe , 2018 single work short story
A Love Letter to Jesus Christ, Barry Dickins , 2018 single work short story
The Bush Oven, Kerry Reed-Gilbert , 2018 single work short story
The Laucke Flourbag, Maureen Nampijinpa O'Keefe , 2018 single work short story
Stranger in the Night, Maureen Nampijinpa O'Keefe , 2018 single work short story
The Smoking Light, Maureen Nampijinpa O'Keefe , 2018 single work short story
Shadows on the Wall, Archie Weller , 2018 single work short story
Iggy Monologue, Jub Clerc , 2018 single work short story

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      ISBN: 9780947087012

Works about this Work

A Long Time between Drinks Luke Johnson , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 22 no. 2 2018;

— Review of Australian Short Stories no. 66 2018 periodical issue short story

'In a 1987 interview with Kevin Brophy and Nolan Tyrrell for Going Down Swinging, Bruce Pascoe explained his reason for starting Australian Short Stories magazine five years earlier:

As a writer of short stories I was disappointed with what was happening to my stories when they were published. Apart from the few stories I got published in The Sun and The Sydney Sun-Herald, I wasn’t getting any readers… I started Australian Short Stories because I was offended by the rates of pay, offended by the lack of readership, and felt that the intelligence of the readership was still there. (Pascoe quoted in Going Down Swinging 1987)

'For short story writers living in Australia in 2018, the disappointing situation Pascoe describes is more or less unrecognisable – newspapers accepting submissions for short fiction, indeed!' (Introduction)

A Long Time between Drinks Luke Johnson , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 22 no. 2 2018;

— Review of Australian Short Stories no. 66 2018 periodical issue short story

'In a 1987 interview with Kevin Brophy and Nolan Tyrrell for Going Down Swinging, Bruce Pascoe explained his reason for starting Australian Short Stories magazine five years earlier:

As a writer of short stories I was disappointed with what was happening to my stories when they were published. Apart from the few stories I got published in The Sun and The Sydney Sun-Herald, I wasn’t getting any readers… I started Australian Short Stories because I was offended by the rates of pay, offended by the lack of readership, and felt that the intelligence of the readership was still there. (Pascoe quoted in Going Down Swinging 1987)

'For short story writers living in Australia in 2018, the disappointing situation Pascoe describes is more or less unrecognisable – newspapers accepting submissions for short fiction, indeed!' (Introduction)

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