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Alternative title: F(r)ictions: Australian Women’s Experimental Writing
Issue Details: First known date: 1982... 1982 Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women
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* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Sybylla Press , 1982 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Reading, Sneja Gunew , single work short story (p. 5)
Inquiry into Race, Sneja Gunew , single work short story (p. 6-7)
Mo[t]he[r] / H[t]ome[r], Sneja Gunew , single work short story (p. 8-9)
The Balts, Kate Llewellyn , single work short story (p. 11-13)
Gone, Kate Llewellyn , single work short story (p. 14-15)
I am My Own Companion, Kate Llewellyn , single work short story (p. 16-18)
The Party, Moya Costello , single work short story (p. 19)
The Waiting Room, Moya Costello , single work short story (p. 20-21)
Brian 'Squizzy' Taylor An Imaginary Conversation about Brian 'Squizzy' Taylor, Moya Costello , single work short story (p. 22-23)
Life and Casualty, Moya Costello , single work short story (p. 24-28)
Satisfactory, Pamela Brown , single work prose (p. 29-30)
Back of Beyond, Pamela Brown , single work prose (p. 31)
Balmain Incidents, Suzie Malouf , single work short story (p. 33-37)
A Home of One's Own, Sheila Anderson , single work short story (p. 39-43)
End of the Season, Sheila Anderson , single work short story (p. 44-48)
[Untitled] (from a Work in Progress), Anna Couani , single work autobiography (p. 49-50)
Souvenir, Anna Couani , single work prose (p. 51-53)
Tail Lights, Anna Couani , single work prose (p. 54-55)
Xmas in the Bush, Anna Couani , single work prose (p. 56-57)
Where the Tale Takes Off From, Wendy Morgan , single work short story (p. 59-65)

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Introduction : From There to Here and Then to Now : A Very Rough Guide Anna Gibbs , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , 17 April no. 17 2013;
'The project represented by this collection of work was conceived in 2009, by Moya Costello who pushed the other editors to act on our previous discussions, as a 'landmark anthology' of Australian women's experimental writing in the vein of the maps made by collections of the 1970s and 1980s: Mother, I'm rooted (edited by Kate Jennings, 1975) which was the first collection of poetry by Australian women, and F(r)ictions (edited by Anna Gibbs and Alison Tilson, 1982)1 . To our dismay, the current state of print publishing in Australia made such an enterprise impossible, as our proposal was rejected everywhere we sent it, mostly it seems because such collections have gone out of favour, at least with publishers. In the face of these refusals, we decided to opt for a journal publication, and this journal, TEXT, the journal of the Association of Australasian Writing Programs, was an obvious choice, since it has a wide - and growing - readership both in (and outside) universities, and, when it comes to experimental writing, teachers are always seeking examples for use in class. Publishing in a journal, however, meant we had to cull all the work which had been previously published, and this means that many writers whose work would otherwise have been part of this collection are not represented here, including some of the major figures in Australian experimental writing (Alexis Wright and Marion May Campbell, to name just two). This collection also has a strong bias towards work from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, mostly by virtue of the locations and histories of its editors, but also because we had almost no response to our call from elsewhere in Australia. Nor is there the avowedly Aboriginal work we had hoped for: again, our own connections were perhaps one limitation, but it is also likely that these writers have other priorities than experimentation (sovereignty and justice, for example) or anthology projects such as this one. The work included here is not blind refereed, but every piece was read and discussed by all four editors, and editorial work of one sort or another was performed on most of the contributions.' (Author's introduction)
Feminist Fiction: New Words, New Meanings Jenny Pausacker , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 1983; (p. 14)

— Review of Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose
Untitled M. Smith , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 50 1983; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose
Short Fiction in the Eighties : White Anglo-Celtic Male No More? Elizabeth Webby , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 42 no. 1 1983; (p. 34-41)

— Review of The First UQP Story Book 1981 anthology short story ; Faith of Our Fathers Spiro Zavos , 1982 selected work short story ; The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story ; The True Life Story of ... 1981 anthology short story ; Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose ; Were All Women Sex-Mad? And Other Stories Anna Couani , 1982 selected work prose ; Writing Ania Walwicz , 1982 selected work poetry ; A Routine Rape : Short Stories and Poems Jaki Nidle-Taylor , 1981 selected work short story poetry prose ; On Firmer Shores Serge Liberman , 1981 selected work short story ; The Hat Trick: Australian Short Stories 1981 anthology short story
Anthology Marred by Solemnity Marion Halligan , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 September 1982; (p. 15)

— Review of Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose
Short Fiction in the Eighties : White Anglo-Celtic Male No More? Elizabeth Webby , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 42 no. 1 1983; (p. 34-41)

— Review of The First UQP Story Book 1981 anthology short story ; Faith of Our Fathers Spiro Zavos , 1982 selected work short story ; The Home Girls Olga Masters , 1982 selected work short story ; The True Life Story of ... 1981 anthology short story ; Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose ; Were All Women Sex-Mad? And Other Stories Anna Couani , 1982 selected work prose ; Writing Ania Walwicz , 1982 selected work poetry ; A Routine Rape : Short Stories and Poems Jaki Nidle-Taylor , 1981 selected work short story poetry prose ; On Firmer Shores Serge Liberman , 1981 selected work short story ; The Hat Trick: Australian Short Stories 1981 anthology short story
Anthology Marred by Solemnity Marion Halligan , 1982 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 September 1982; (p. 15)

— Review of Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose
Untitled M. Smith , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 50 1983; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose
Feminist Fiction: New Words, New Meanings Jenny Pausacker , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 14 August 1983; (p. 14)

— Review of Frictions : An Anthology of Fiction by Women 1982 anthology short story poetry extract autobiography prose
Introduction : From There to Here and Then to Now : A Very Rough Guide Anna Gibbs , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , 17 April no. 17 2013;
'The project represented by this collection of work was conceived in 2009, by Moya Costello who pushed the other editors to act on our previous discussions, as a 'landmark anthology' of Australian women's experimental writing in the vein of the maps made by collections of the 1970s and 1980s: Mother, I'm rooted (edited by Kate Jennings, 1975) which was the first collection of poetry by Australian women, and F(r)ictions (edited by Anna Gibbs and Alison Tilson, 1982)1 . To our dismay, the current state of print publishing in Australia made such an enterprise impossible, as our proposal was rejected everywhere we sent it, mostly it seems because such collections have gone out of favour, at least with publishers. In the face of these refusals, we decided to opt for a journal publication, and this journal, TEXT, the journal of the Association of Australasian Writing Programs, was an obvious choice, since it has a wide - and growing - readership both in (and outside) universities, and, when it comes to experimental writing, teachers are always seeking examples for use in class. Publishing in a journal, however, meant we had to cull all the work which had been previously published, and this means that many writers whose work would otherwise have been part of this collection are not represented here, including some of the major figures in Australian experimental writing (Alexis Wright and Marion May Campbell, to name just two). This collection also has a strong bias towards work from Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne, mostly by virtue of the locations and histories of its editors, but also because we had almost no response to our call from elsewhere in Australia. Nor is there the avowedly Aboriginal work we had hoped for: again, our own connections were perhaps one limitation, but it is also likely that these writers have other priorities than experimentation (sovereignty and justice, for example) or anthology projects such as this one. The work included here is not blind refereed, but every piece was read and discussed by all four editors, and editorial work of one sort or another was performed on most of the contributions.' (Author's introduction)
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