Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Currently Reading and Meanjin Story

Currently Reading (outside of this edition of Meanjin, which I've a story in): Richard Yates, Alice Munro, Philip Mansel and Michael Swanwick. They're all so satisfying that I've slowed my reading pace to prevent from finishing early. Sad but true.

Congrats to all the Meanjin contributors, especially the fiction writers: Jane Jervis-Read, Craig Billingham and Angelina Mirabito. I'm  looking forward to reading Waleed Aly's piece too. I'm generally an admirer of his socio-cultural and political commentary. Aly certainly allows for a more rational, loving and accepting discourse.


  1. Congrats on your sale! I take it you've managed to sell spec fic to a literary magazine? My first sale was fantasy to a women's magazine, so I know the thrill.

  2. So proud of you!!! I actually managed to find "reading coffee" (so proud of me too... hihihi) and loved it! Keep up the good work.

  3. Thanks, Vangelia! You're an incredible polyglot. Very nice of you to take the time out to read the story. Nice to have a Greek reader. Na'sai panta kala!

  4. This story doesn't have any spec-fic elements, Sue (although, I am certainly a fan of both 'spec-fic' and 'realism').

    My story in Overland 204, "Reading Coffee" was short listed for an Aurealis Award as it had some magical realist/fantastic elements last year. I think it's refreshing that modern literary journals are open to all genre. I'm a huge Karen Russell fan and she publishes exclusively in literary journals despite having fantastic elements in her short work.

    My next story out (unless another pops up earlier) is a metaphorical story but alas, it's not spec-fic either. I did, however, have a spec-fic story published earlier this year in the anthology "Dreaming of Djinn".

    Best always!