We are delighted to announce that we have finalised the structure of our editor team for 2020. Anna Spargo-Ryan will be taking on the role of Nonfiction Editor. She joins Ben Walter as the new Fiction Editor, and Lisa Gorton as the new Poetry Editor. Judith Abell remains our Art Features Editor and Vern Field continues to head up the team as Managing Editor.
I'm excited to be part of this wonderful panel for a session in November at the Kingston Arts Centre, with Eleni Hale, Claire Halliday and Amra Pajalic. Book your ticket here.
21.6.19 THE GULF optioned for film by James Brown of The Other Producer
Brown has a wonderful record of producing adaptations for the screen, including 2014's Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore in her Oscar-winning role. I'm so pleased to entrust him with Skye and Ben. Find out more about his work.
I saw bits of myself in some of them, and I saw lots of what I am not and have no ownership of, stories that cover great multitudes of experience that isn’t published, that isn’t relayed, and that isn’t recognisable or even present in our media. I took bits away. I learned.
"For this issue, we are looking for writers’ own stories about identity, perception, perspective and reality. This might mean stories of home, displacement, gender, race, physicality, ability, dysphoria, illness, altered states, or any other experience realised in your fiction. Send in stories that have listened, and that require listening to."
I mean, holy shit, I won! With so much gratitude to the other brilliant shortlistees, the incredible judges, The Saturday Paper, Aesop, my wonderful sister who accepted the award on my behalf, and everyone who’s ever read anything of mine.