Writing of the Week ‘Winning a game of marbles’

Writing of the Week ‘Winning a game of marbles’

Winning a game of marbles for Sarah Neil ADOPTEE!       YOUR TIME IS NOW In the ‘Boys’ playground at school, crab-like children flicked marbles in a dusty circle.  My sister and I, a pair of identical, red-headed, freckled-faced twin girls, won the lot. We had a large bag of all the boys’ marbles […]

Smoking ceremony

Smoking ceremony

There are equal parts pride in the achievements of the Australian nation and shame in acknowledging the harm done - and still being done - to our First Australians. …
Submissions to literary journals

Submissions to literary journals

A couple of publication opportunities for writers with some time on their hands over January – compliments of Trish Hopkinson: The literary magazines/journals listed below offer some form of payment, do not charge submission/reading fees, and have submission deadlines within a few days ie end of January 2017. This list focuses on poetry submissions, …

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

A new year observation, rather than a resolution, from one of our more thoughtful creative writers, Sao Khemawadee Mangrai: Have you ever woken up in the morning with a feeling of expectation? You get so excited that you don’t want to linger in bed. You spring up and get ready to tackle the day’s routine. In between […]

Writing of the Week

Writing of the Week

Writing of the Week goes to Helena Ameisen from OMG – Our Memoir Group –  for a fiction exercise written spontaneously in 10 minutes. Critique of a landscape painting   Bottle brush and ghostly gums, fronds and ferns and eucalypts … a scene of haunting stillness, devoid of sound and drained of all the lively colours of […]

From Sydney to Strasbourg

From Sydney to Strasbourg

Like many migrants from the Northern Hemisphere, when the festive season comes around the glorious summer weather just doesn't feel right. So this year it was off to Europe for some cold, darkness and the glitter of Christmas. …
SSOA Christmas Party 2016

SSOA Christmas Party 2016

Festive readings at SSOA party SSOA Christmas Party performances were a big hit this year! Our writers read some flash fiction and excerpts of longer works in the salubrious surrounds of the Imperial Hotel at Paddington. The pictures were worth a thousand words … and the video worth even more. See our About Us page for Philip […]