Let's begin: All the hype is around Junot Diaz at the moment with his event coming up at the Melbourne Writers Festival. Hear him speak about his approach to writing and the women that inspired his short fiction in this interview with Faber.
Galleycat has brought together a collection of 23 Literary Agent query letters that actually worked. There's a whole range of genres/ approaches, so if you're thinking of contacting a special someone, it's worth a look.
Seizure contributor, A.S Patric, has a collection of his work, ranging from novellas to short and micro fiction, published by Spineless Wonders. For lovers of book trailers, Patric's collection, 'The Rattler and Other Stories', now has one!
In the world of Nick Marland the Abortive Thoughts never stop - read his juicy little piece, 'The Mandarins', here.
The Penguins are back and playing harder than ever (ie Penguin Plays Rough, nothing to do with the Pengrandoms), with the announcement of 'Details Unknown' - a new project that will run over five months, host three events, and bring together ten writers, comedians, playwrights and other creative folk. The project takes at its starting point a photograph from the Police Forensic Archive and asks participants to build a narrative around it, releasing the story piece by piece to an eagerly awaiting audience. You too can be part of that audience, all the event details are here.
Zine Club is coming up on the 29th at The Rocks Pop-Up. Brought to you by queen of the zines, Vanessa Berry, there will be working space and supplies provided, with a friendly, collaborative environment to boot.
The Overland Short Story Prize and The Lord Mayor's Creative Writing Awards are closing at the end of the month, so get your short story, poetry, novella, graphic short story or narrative non-fiction polished off and turned in.
We're over halfway now, but we've still got some money to raise before our digital dreams become officially Pozible (and we stop making such puns). New, enticing rewards include supersized deluxe watermelon cakes courtesy of BlackStar Pastry, book packs Allen & Unwin, and our latest: some good lookin' prints from the one and only Pat Grant. Help out a pal here.
Thank you and adieu!