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Issue 89 (Winter 2012) - onwards (Comprehensive)

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A periodical featuring the work of young Australians in the 14-24 age group. Includes short stories, articles, poetry, artwork, comics and photography. Editors serve for a period of two years.

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First known date: 1988

Works about this Work

Language Is a Pain Clare Millar , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Voiceworks , Summer no. 113 2018; (p. 6-7)
'Choosing a theme for an upcoming edition of Voiceworks is always a fun and divisive time, forming alliances and bringing back previously rejected themes. The best themes, though, are the ones that have many interpretations, and I think Flare is one of those ones. Flare jeans, fire, the outward curve of a ship’s bow, angry nostrils, suddenness. These images and others can be found throughout this beast of a magazine.' (Introduction)


Gender Is a Drag but This Magazine Is Not Mira Schlosberg , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: Voiceworks , Winter no. 112 2018; (p. 4-5)
'At the start of this print cycle, being both queer and newly-appointed as Editor of Voiceworks, I was excited for the possibilities that the selection of Drag as the theme for this issue would bring, but I also felt a certain level of anxiety about all the potential things that might go wrong. Bringing queerness into the spotlight is all too often a double-edged sword. (Of course, there are several definitions of the word drag that have nothing to do with queerness, but I’m gay so I only think about gay things). Personally I worried about having to read submissions treating gender defiance as a joke, and professionally I worried about the responsibility of producing an issue with a theme that has several very complex connotations. What would happen if all the submissions we received were problematic, transphobic, totally uncritical of RuPaul? We would have nothing to print and the entire publication would fall to pieces!! (Did you know queer people are more likely to suffer from anxiety than our straight peers?) As it turns out, my fears went totally unrealised. Instead, the issue you now have before you contains some of the most raw and powerful work we have published in a long time.' 


Living Fossils Lucy Adams , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Voiceworks , Autumn no. 107 2017; (p. 4-5)
Ever since Egon Spengle first proclaimed it in Ghostbusters (1984), the murmurings of ‘print is dead’ have amplified  to an unrelenting tinnitus. In the meantime, we’ve suffered many casualties of technological obsolescence: we’ve lost the unique joy of hour-long sibling-fights at Network Video over whether you’ll play it safe with National Treasure for the third time or risk it all on Blade: Trinity; the satisfaction of hitting ‘record’ on the cassette player at the precise moment Crazy Town’s ‘Butterfly’ kicks of; the mesmeric ride of staring at the Windows 3D Pipes screensaver for so long that you come to believe that you are, in fact, controlling it with your mind.' (Introduction)
'A State of Desperation’ : Battlers of the Arts Reflect on Australia Council Furore Vanessa Badham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 23 May 2016;
'In the lives of all artists, it’s these moments of engagement with the structures of artistic progress that are not only the most memorable but the most crucial. The events of this week have forced a similar recognition in the Australian arts community. The sector is reeling from “Black Friday” – the day last week when the Turnbull government cuts to the arts finally swung as an axe and felled funding to 62 formerly funded companies. Express Media, the publishers of Voiceworks, was one of those hit. '
Express Media Is Unique and Young People Need It Sam Cooney , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 May 2016;
'...But never has such a feeling of incredulity absorbed me than when news broke that, due to the severe cuts the federal government has forced upon the Australia Council, Express Media - the only youth focused writing and literary organisation in the country – has been defunded. ...'
Rage Against the Machine Richard Watts , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 11 no. 1 2003; (p. 20)
A Minor Literary Scandal Peter Lowndes , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 May 2006; (p. 2)
Peter Lowndes confesses to underestimating his age in order to have a poem published in Voiceworks : Australia's Youth Culture Magazine.
y separately published work icon Mapping Literature Infrastructure in Australia Wenche Ommundsen , Michael Jacklin , Australia Council , 2008 Z1543466 2008 single work criticism

'Literature infrastructure' refers to the organisations within the literature sector that actively support writers and their work: state writers' centres, Varuna - The Writers' Centre, the Australian Society of Authors, literary journals, genre-based organisations, and writers' festivals.

The study aims to determine where each organisation sits in the 'supply chain' of support and what contribution it makes to the literature sector as a whole: what services and opportunities are offered to writers, how it contributes to the training and development of writers, whether it contributes to readership/audience development or community engagement, the extent of its national/international reach and how well it is served by its operational, financial and governance model.

The research also seeks to identify trends in the sector as well as gaps in the support currently available to Australian writers.

y separately published work icon The Words We Found : The Best Writing from 21 Years of Voiceworks Magazine Lisa Dempster (editor), Melbourne : Express Media , 2009 Z1736531 2009 anthology poetry short story prose
Voiceworks Then and Now Lisa Dempster , 2009 single work prose
— Appears in: The Words We Found : The Best Writing from 21 Years of Voiceworks Magazine 2009; (p. 9-11)

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ISSN: 1038 4464
1988 -
Some issues contain supplements.
Some issues accompanied by a disk.
Issues individually titled.
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