TAKING FIVE WITH KAREN FOXLEE

AWM recently sat down with Australian YA author Karen Foxlee to discuss writing with children, getting into the YA mindset, and winning the QPLAs.   What made you want to write YA novels? Was it your daughter, Alice? And if so, how has she influenced your writing? Does she understand how important writing is to … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH WESTERLY MAGAZINE

Dr. Catherine Noske is editor of Westerly Magazine at the University of Western Australia, where she also teaches in Literature and Creative Writing. She has twice been awarded the Elyne Mitchell Prize for Rural Women Writers, and her current manuscript, the subject of a Varuna Fellowship, was shortlisted for the 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award. AWM … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH ISLAND MAGAZINE

Island is one of Australia’s premier literary magazines. Founded in 1979 in Hobart, over the past 37 years Island has featured a mix of fiction, poetry and articles from multiple Australian luminaries. AWM recently spoke to Vern Field, Managing Editor of Island Magazine, about poetry, publishing, and being a print-only magazine in the modern publishing industry. Visit Island‘s website to … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH VISUAL VERSE

Visual Verse is an online anthology of art, poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction. Each month, the team at Visual Verse post an image online and invite writers to compose a piece of 50 to 500 words, inspired by the image. The catch is that the text must be written in one hour. AWM recently spoke … Continue reading »

TAKING FIVE WITH CARVE

Carve is a quarterly short fiction magazine, based in Dallas, Texas. Carve is interested in publishing and promoting outstanding literature and aims to help new, emerging and established writers reach a wider audience. This month, AWM spoke to Anna Zumbahlen, Managing Editor, and Matthew Limpede, Executive Editor, about Carve’s beginnings, its content, and storytelling. AWM … Continue reading »