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The Great Leap Forward by John Jenkins   I began writing verse in the early 1970s, and have subsequently had much poetry published and anthologised. To make a living, as one must do, I became a journalist, working mainly in Melbourne and Sydney, but also overseas, variously on magazines, newspapers and some radio. Between 1975 […]
Joiner Bay and other stories Launch Speech by LianLow Readings, Carlton – Friday 14 July 2017 Writing stories requires courage and conviction that our stories are important and urgent to share with the rest of the world. Not only do competitions provide a platform for writers, they also act as a deadline for writers to […]
A Day in the Life with John Jenkins I live on Melbourne’s rural outskirts, close to middle stretches of the Yarra River, on a horse property of 20 acres, close to the famed Yarra Valley, a premier wine-growing area of Victoria. My suburb of Kangaroo Ground is aptly named, as up to 60 kangaroos hop […]
We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the annual Margaret River Short Story Competition.  The final judge and editor of the collection, award winning writer Ellen van Neerven said she was very impressed with the high standard of entries and has selected seventeen stories for the collection.  Those shortlisted are : WA Emily Paull, […]
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