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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... no. 4 Spring 2009 of Indigo est. 2007 Indigo
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  • Contents indexed selectively.
  • Guest editors include:Amanda Lohrey q.v. (short stories); Chris Pash (creative non-fiction); and Lucy Dougan q.v. (poetry)


* Contents derived from the 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Robert Drewe and the Business of Writing, Mark Naglazas , single work criticism (p. 8-15)
A Tribute to the Short Story, Susan Midalia , single work criticism
‘Susan Midalia argues that there is a ‘belief that the short story is inferior to the novel; for while the novel is regarded as complex, substantial and enduring, the short story tends to be devalued as slight and ephemeral, even superficial. We see this disregard for the short story among publishers, many of whom are prepared to take risks with debut novels, but who typically regard collections of stories by first-time or unknown writers as commercially unviable. Think, too, of the disproportionate number of awards and prizes for novels compared to those offered for collections of stories, and of the paucity of short story writers on the panels of literary festivals. But I want to insist that this generic hierarchy – the privileging of the novel over the short story – is both misplaced and unfortunate. Misplaced, because it misses the point that the two narrative genres are in fact very different from one another; and unfortunate, because it works to prevent readers from enjoying the many and various pleasures afforded by the short story form.’ (p. 16)
(p. 16-24)
Dark Roots, Cate Kennedy , single work short story
'If he were almost 40 and she 26, there'd be no problem. But it's much harder when it's the other way round.' (Journeys, p.79)
(p. 25-33)
Indigo Journal : Guest Editors, single work column
Provides short biographies of Indigo guest editors from Issue 1 to 4.
(p. 34-38)
The Book of Bo, Ryan Scott , single work short story (p. 40-46)
Undergrowth, Nicole Sinclair , single work short story (p. 47-51)
The Inheritance, Rosemary Stevens , single work short story (p. 52-57)
The Visitor, Nadine Browne , single work short story (p. 58-65)
Stingers, Richard Tunbridge , single work short story (p. 66-69)
Newly Born, Melissa O'Shea , single work short story (p. 70-78)
Skin, Helena Kadmos , single work short story (p. 79-86)
Climate Changei"I always played at shipwreck", Cecily Scutt , single work poetry (p. 90)
The Amityi"All day the wood clung to me with the dry and aching curves", Paula Jones , single work poetry (p. 91)
Moshe at the Bushi"Moshe squints at the feet", Ted Witham , single work poetry (p. 94)
Lightning Gamesi"'This'd be you and me,' Jim says, pointing at our quad bike", Lucas North , single work poetry (p. 95)
Tom Pricei"on a betadine graze", Meredi Ortega , single work poetry (p. 96)
Fairy Flossi"At the fairgrounds", Helen Hagemann , single work poetry (p. 97)
Bella's Weddingi"there were lots of people at the", Caroline Reid , single work poetry (p. 98)
On Subtle Cold-War Film Criticismi"When he was a student at the dismal coffee end", Hal Colebatch , single work poetry (p. 99)
The Blue Chinois Dressi"When she stood in the doorway", Anya Seabourne , single work poetry (p. 100)

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