Submissions have closed for the 10th – and final – Sleepers Almanac, and we’re busy reading lots of stories. This wonderful, critically acclaimed collection of short fiction (including some poetry, illustrations, and whimsy) has been coming out every year since 2005. In 2015, editors Lou Swinn and Zoe Dattner will publish the last ever issue. The pleasure we get every year from reading these submissions is immense. We can never publish every single story, though the quality is always extraordinary.
Down to the River is out now!
This courageous and timely second novel from SJ Finn explores the complex and painful territory surrounding our perception of child sex offenders and our own moral responses. In the small country town of Dungower, little goes on that local journalist Joni Miller can write about in any gritty detail. But when it becomes know that a convicted paedophile is living in their midst, the town is thrown into turmoil. Make sure you pick up a copy this autumn, and if you’re in Melbourne March 12th, join us for the launch.
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