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On Wearing Two Hats By Jo_Riccioni Being both a writer and a bookseller often sits weirdly with me. Not quite as weirdly as the personal trainer who told me he was moonlighting as a pastry chef, but there’s definitely some conflict there. “I’ve met lots of authors who are also booksellers,” another writer friend tells…

What are you reading? As I’m planning a sort of war novel I’ve been keeping most of my reading round that, and recently enjoyed No Man’s Land: Writings from a World at War, a compelling international anthology of memoir and short fiction. Otherwise it’s a mixed bag. Courtesy of a great little bookshop in Fishwyck, […]
Your story, ‘Relic’, published in The Lost Boy and other stories, has a brutality in its language that stands out from the other more lyrical stories in the collection. Was this intentional, and do you have effective strategies when it comes to pairing language with subject matter in your own work? I struggled with the […]
Polish Cooking for Beginners Magdalena_McGuire My grandmother’s hands are bloody. Red stains soak her fingers and splatter her arms, reaching their peak in a dab of crimson on her neck. She catches me looking and grins, waving her fingers like a ghoul from one of the bedtime stories she used to tell, the kind where […]
Polish Cooking for Beginners Magdalena_McGuire My grandmother’s hands are bloody. Red stains soak her fingers and splatter her arms, reaching their peak in a dab of crimson on her neck. She catches me looking and grins, waving her fingers like a ghoul from one of the bedtime stories she used to tell, the kind where […]
‘The Sea Also Waits’ by Emily Paull in Margaret River Press’ 2016 short story competition collection ‘Shibboleth and other stories’ edited by Laurie Steed.
Sue Robertson writes stories that ache with gentle humanity, and a willingess to confront at times difficult truths in regards to love and life. Her story, ‘Before They Had Teeth’ will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. We spoke to hear about the sights, sounds, scents, and tastes […]
Image by Lara Wilson The first story that I had published in a real, actual book, was in an anthology by Margaret River Press. Though I’d published before – in a magazine, in journals and online – these publications didn’t inspire quite the same heady experience as did seeing my work in a book. When […]
We spoke to Westerly editor, novelist and short story writer extraoradinaire Dr Catherine Noske about the things the set her world alight. Not surprisingly, she was erudite, considered, and engaging…her story, ‘Brown Snake’, will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories in August, 2016. What are you reading? I […]
Reading short stories give us the chance to dip in and out of different worlds in what can be a very intense fashion. Here are three women short story writers whose work I’ve come across recently and enjoyed for the unique worlds they present and the vivid characters who inhabit them. Rebecca Lee  I once […]
Laura_Elvery is an award-winning short story writer, mother, PhD Candidate and tackler of tales, including her story ‘Acrobat’, which will be published in the upcoming Margaret River Press anthology, Shibboleth and other stories. She takes us into her sensory world… What are you reading? I always have a few books on the go (I’m not […]

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