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The Sleepers Almanac

The Sleepers Almanac No. 9 – April 2014

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. 2014 marks the ninth edition of this perennial favourite and features new stories from Ryan O’Neill, Pierz Newton-John, Kirsten Tranter and a great treasure trove of others you may never have heard of. 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, and heading your way this April. To get your kits on previous editions, head straight to our online store.

Reviews of the previous editions:

“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

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