What an honour to have my small piece Portals included in a recent Newcastle Writers Festival podcast about prose poetry & microfiction!
This episode features Beth Spencer and Cassandra Atherton chatting about the form and its history here. They also talk about Cassandra’s fabulous Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry. (My copy is dog-eared all the way through! I have so many highlights!)
I really liked what Cassandra and Beth had to say about the white space on the page, and the visual aspect of microlit too.
If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll know I love a good online flash fiction challenge. They’re always so much fun and I get to know some really interesting writers. The Writers Victoria annual challenge is a bit of an institution (it must take them HOURS to go through all the submissions each day) and I was very pleased to win Day 16 this year, responding to the prompt Burst. You can read the whole month of winners over on the Writers Victoria’s blog.
This year’s theme was Pulped Fiction, which is also the name of the prize anthology. It’s a fantastic read and I’m feeling really humbled to be included alongside so many amazing writers. An online launch will be held on 7 April 2020. It’s free but you need to book to get the zoom link.
Mucking around on Twitter again. The latest #Meanjin280 was a challenge to write a tiny 280-character pandemic story and I blew off some steam and made it to the blog. Well worth browsing the hashtag too, there are some heartbreakers.