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Welcome to the ECU South West campus library and the celebration of our Arts alumnus, Leslie Thiele’s new collection of short stories, Skyglow. Leslie studied here for six years or so and graduated from our Bachelor of Arts course in 2018. I am very privileged to have this long involvement with her work and with […]
To our community, In response to COVID-19 we have closed our office, but our staff, in self-isolation, are busy trying to minimise the disruption to our publishing ventures. In the coming months we’ll be releasing Skyglow, a debut collection of short stories by West Australian author Leslie Thiele, and we’re very excited about it. These are […]
I first met Emily in 2013. But I’d been following her blog, The Incredible Rambling Elimy, for a year or two before that. So I knew she worked in a bookshop, that she loved reading as evidenced by the 100+ books she reviewed each year. I also knew she was an aspiring author, and had […]
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 […]
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