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Call for Submissions – Lustre Magazine

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

New Australian webzine Lustre is seeking submissions of high-quality erotica. Their first issue is to be launched in September, with new issues published quarterly.

If I may get on my high horse for a moment (and I may, because it’s my damn blog so I’ll do as I wish), it’s about goddamn time someone did something like this. Since the demise of Australian Women’s Forum and, if I may be so egotistical, to a much lesser extent the zine I used to co-edit, Eroticus, there hasn’t been any sort of outlet in Australia for erotic writing beyond that offered by Picture magazine’s (or is it People? I always get the two confused) dubious letters pages. And you know, sometimes people want more than a dodgily written 300 word piece about a highly improbable situation involving threesomes (‘How I Discovered My Girlfriend Was Bisexual All Along’). Some of you might be thinking right about now ‘wow, Aimee, you sure know a lot about the content of this magazine you’re hanging shit on.’ I do have to confess that many a year ago I did receive a nice cheque from Mr Packer for some writing of high dubious veracity (considering it was a “true story”) and similar quality. This is what happens when you have to adhere to a magazine’s house style, and that house style consists of capitalising “naughty” words and is prone to discussing female anatomy in terms of “norks” and “beef curtains”. Sorry, that should read “NORKS!!!!” and “BEEF CURTAINS!!!”

I have no integrity.

Anyway, I seem to have gotten a little sidetracked, as is my wont. Should you want to submit something to what looks like being a fine magazine, go and check out their submissions page for more details.

Cheers to tom for letting me know about this.

Call For Submissions – Going Down Swinging

Monday, April 12th, 2004

The folks over at Going Down Swinging, one of the awesome-est annual anthologies around (which has been going strong since Cocky was an egg and before your correspondent’s parents had even met) are seeking your submissions of short fiction, poetry, comics and spoken word from now until the end of June. Going Down Swinging is a fantastic, eclectic read and a spiffy feather for any writer to have in their cap. Plus, it’s the only literary anthology that cares enough to remind its potential contributors of the importance of a healthy diet.

Check out the submission guidelines here.

Call for Submissions – Cardigan Press

Friday, March 12th, 2004

For those of you who may be interested, the excellent Cardigan Press are now accepting short story submissions from Australian writers for their third anthology.

Cardigan’s previous anthologies, the sold-out Machines Will Not Give Change and the brilliant Normal Service Will Resume, both feature excellent stories from up-and-coming Australian writers, so what the hell are you waiting for?

Submissions close April 16. Guidelines can be found here.