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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Broom Closet
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Notes

  • The prize-winning entry in the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award is generally published in Brisbane's Courier-Mail newspaper. The newspaper's editor, David Fagan, declined to publish Glazebrook's story due to its 'glamorised' portrayal of suicide.

    The story is available online via the State Library's website: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/whats-on/competitions/awards/ywa/2007_winner
    (Sighted: 09/10/2007)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2007
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Griffith Review Cities on the Edge no. 20 Winter 2008 Z1505813 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 148-152
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website State Library of Queensland , 12635290 website

    'The Young Writers Award is a writing competition by State Library of Queensland for young Queensland residents. The Award has been running for over 20 years, and has profiled many young writers who have gone onto achieve literary success. The aim of the program is to encourage and profile emerging Queensland authors. Previously entries had been accepted from writers between the ages of 18 and 25, and in 2015 a new category was added for writers aged 15 – 17.' (Website summary)

    Brisbane : State Library of Queensland ,

Works about this Work

The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2007; (p. 9)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on the decision by the Courier-Mail's editor, David Fagan, to not publish the 2007 winning entry in the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. Fagan tells Sorensen that he was 'unhappy with the portrayal of the death of the central character. In my opinion, it glamorised suicide in a way I wasn't willing to publish in the Courier-Mail".
Extraordinary Life Suzanna Clarke , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 September 2007; (p. 27)
Extraordinary Life Suzanna Clarke , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 29 - 30 September 2007; (p. 27)
The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2007; (p. 9)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on the decision by the Courier-Mail's editor, David Fagan, to not publish the 2007 winning entry in the State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award. Fagan tells Sorensen that he was 'unhappy with the portrayal of the death of the central character. In my opinion, it glamorised suicide in a way I wasn't willing to publish in the Courier-Mail".
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