Hey writing fans, can you believe it's that time of year already? We just saw some daffodils so the means it's time to begin the search for our next brilliant novellas.
We have just seen the launches of the mystical masterpiece The Bonobo's Dream by Rose Mulready, and the raw and evocative Populate and Perish by George Haddad.
The premise is the same, a short novel between 20–50,000 words, with a $1000 prize and national publication.
We are also on the look out for our guest editor for next year, so please send your applications in. We love having a guest editor as part of the team, offering them a career stepping stone and the chance to work on the book of their choice. Editors receive a $1000 prize and mentorship with the Seizure team.
In the darkness before dawn the village men row out in their boats that are shaped like the half-pods from the criollo tree, and in the heat of the day the women scale, clean and smoke the fish the men bring home . . .
Acker looks into the night sky above the silhouettes of the Rocks. The constellation of the Two Mothers, ringed by their campfires, floats above her like an enormous skeletal kite sailing on a vast and unfelt wind . . .
Discover the winners of Viva la Novella V...
And the shortlisted writers are...
Meet Maree Spratt, shortlisted for Viva la Novella V for One Thousand Marbles.
Mirandi Riwoe, shortlisted for Viva la Novella V for The Fish Girl.
Luke Horton, shortlisted for Viva la Novella V for The Peacock.
Stephen Wright, shortlisted for Viva la Novella V for A Second Life.
Today we welcome to the Viva team....
Read the first ten pages of George Haddad's breakout novella.
The first two chapters of the little bit weird The Bonobo's Dream by Rose Mulready.
Meet George, one of our Viva la Novella IV winners.
Some quick questions for one of our Viva la Novella IV winners.
Meet the highly commended Patrick Lenton.
Say hello to Belinda Moore, highly commended for Viva La Novella IV!
Meet Highly Commended Viva IV writer, Carol Chandler!
Meet our highly commended Viva IV writer: David Wright
From over 40 excellent applications we have chosen this year's guest editor...
What is it about the novella that perplexes us so much? In the past nine-or-so months, while I’ve had the honour of calling myself a Viva La Novella 2015 editor, I’ve had to explain the concept of a novella numerous times.
I chose Formaldehyde because each time I read it, it made me laugh even more.
Read the first chapter of one of the 2015 Viva La Novellas.
Only once during my work have I had to communicate with an author via telephone...