It’s on again—the Australian Short Story Festival! As the name suggests, it is a festival dedicated to the short story in written and spoken forms. It brings together local, national and international short story authors and oral storytellers in a culturally diverse and vibrant celebration. We’ve published a lot of short story collections over the years, and have […]
First, I’d like to thank Readings for having us here tonight. Independent booksellers, like Readings, are such an important supporter of new Australian writing. It’s great to be part of this Melbourne launch of the 2019 Margaret River Short Story anthology, We’ll Stand in That Place and Other Stories. But first, I have a confession. […]
Thank you Caroline for that introduction, thank you Margaret River Press and Bindy for allowing me to speak on behalf of your book, and thank you all for being here to celebrate with Bindy on the publication of this wonderful book called Fabulous Lives. I’m starting literally at the beginning. First lines. One of the […]
Thank you to everyone who submitted their short stories to the 2019 Margaret River Short Story Competition. This year, nineteen short stories were selected out of over 240 entries. We extend our thanks to the judges, Donna Mazza, Luke Johnson and Camha Pham, and editor, Michelle Cahill, for taking the time to be part of […]
8 October 2018 Imprints Bookshop, Adelaide I know you’re all here for a book launch. But I feel like I’m here for something a little different. Maybe a 21st birthday party, or an 18th, depending on your generation or school of thought—a coming-of-age party for somebody I’ve known since they were really little. Earworm. Earworm, yeah. […]
We are pleased to announce that Margaret River Press will be undertaking a collaboration with Singapore publisher Ethos Books to co-publish a collection of short stories in the third quarter of 2019. The anthology was initiated by writingWA and aims to help readers discover new literary voices and connect with stories beyond their own borders. […]
The Australian Short Story Festival returns to Perth, Western Australia, over the weekend of Friday 19th – Sunday 21st October 2018 at the Centre for Stories. Check out the full program here and make sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Co-founded by Margaret River Press and MidnightSun Publishing, the Festival is now in its third year. The […]
The final judge and editor for the 2019 collection is Michelle Cahill. The competition is open to authors of any age and nationality and closes 28 September 2018. Please submit short stories to...
Andrea Goldsmith It’s a great pleasure this evening to be launching Helen Gildfind’s first book, her wonderful collection of stories THE WORRY FRONT. I first met Helen back in March 2013. She was one…
Thank you to all who submitted their short story in October 2017. We extend our thanks to the judges, Donna Mazza, Brooke Dunnell, and Omar Sakr, and editor Ryan O’Neill for their collective patience and insight during the selection process. Editor, Ryan O'Neill had this to say...