The Sleepers Almanac
The Sleepers Almanac No. 8
Edited by Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn
Sleepers Publishing has been releasing its annual collection of short fiction since 2005, and it has long been considered one of the best anthologies of new writing in Australia, bringing talented new voices to readers and helping to launch many impressive writing careers. 2013 marks the tenth year of independent publishing outfit Sleepers, committed to publishing new and emerging authors in style. This eighth Almanac is no exception. Featuring new stories from Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Jonathan Griffiths, Rhett Davis, Madeleine Griffeth, Helen Addison-Smith, and plenty of others you may never have heard of, alongside writers you may be more familiar with: Melanie Joosten, Eric Yoshiaki Dando, SJ Finn, Laurie Steed; as well as funny pics by the inimitable Andrew Weldon. The Almanac celebrates the short story, and includes stories up to 10,000 words long. If you have a major crush on the short story, then this is for you.
Available as an ebook, a p-book, and as an App.
Reviews of the last edition:
“What is perhaps most noteworthy about The Sleepers Almanac No. 7 is the great balance Dattner and Swinn have brought to the col- lection as a whole. There’s a satisfying variety in the subject mat- ter and tone of the stories, and there’s a nice variation in structure that keeps the reading experience here always fresh and never dull, and that makes for a very impressive anthology of writing.” – Canberra Times
“This year’s is another hefty contribution to the good health of short fiction in Australia, with the weight towards material by new and emerging authors.” – Kerryn Goldsworthy, Sydney Morning Herald
“This bright new instalment” – Owen Richardson, The Age
Booksellers: for all distribution enquiries, Random House via Hardie Grant Books: 03 9753 4511.