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  • ABR
    ABR
    ISBN: ABR
    Title: ABR
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • ARENA MAGAZINE - ISSUE 159
    ARENA MAGAZINE - ISSUE 159
    ISSUE 159
    ISBN: 9771039101006
    Title: ARENA MAGAZINE - ISSUE 159
    Author: ISSUE 159
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Arena is well known in Melbourne and Australia more broadly as a publication which has made an impact on political and cultural interpretation and practice over a period of more than thirty years. However, Arena is more than this or that publication. It is composed of a core of people with a large number of friends and supporters who have established various venues and discussion projects in Melbourne and its environs as well as engaging in a variety of practical endeavours over this period.

    The core value of co-operation stands at the centre of what motivates and structures the practices and discussions of people at Arena. It is a value which has had superficial meanings for many groups, but be that as it may, it needs to be re-thought in fundamental ways given the collapse of older notions of socialist co-operation. This project enlivens all the discussions held in Arena settings and shapes the activities and publications of Arena editors.

    Over the last three decades people associated with Arena have established research and conference facilities in both the country and the city, and in the latter there is a thriving centre which combines publication, public discussion and a commercial printery.

    Arena has never accepted government support of any kind and has been fortunate to have been valued sufficiently by its friends for them to help its development financially in a variety of ways.

    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $9.90

    Price: $9.90
  • GUSHER   -   Issue 3
    GUSHER - Issue 3
    ISSUE 3
    ISBN: 9780646996936
    Title: GUSHER - Issue 3
    Author: ISSUE 3
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • ISLAND MAGAZINE #157
    ISLAND MAGAZINE #157
    ISBN: 9780648271956
    Title: ISLAND MAGAZINE #157
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $14.95
    Price: $14.95
  • LIFTED BROW MAGAZINE #42
    LIFTED BROW MAGAZINE #42
    ISBN: 9771835566009
    Title: LIFTED BROW MAGAZINE #42
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Issue 42 of The Lifted Brow is out in stores and online today, just in time for Australians to grab before going into hibernation, or before our lucky Northern Hemisphere friends settle poolside.

    Wherever you are, Issue 42 has essays, fiction, translations, commentary, criticism, poetry, and as always so many pages of comics and visual art to see you through all seasons, days and moods.

    What’s inside Shay Colley’s gorgeous cover?

    experimental memoir from Anita Levin;

    jessie berry-porter's tender-raw lyrical memoir on eating disorder and un/treatment;

    an exploration of meat, bodies and the blurred line between, by Emma Hardy;

    Eda Gunaydin's considering the experience of awkwardness across and between cultures and generations;

    a hilarious, depressing index investigating Australia's proposed Antarctica runway, by Bella Klaver;

    Léa Antigny reflects on motherhood and fragility in the face of climate disaster;

    a meditation on im/mortal bodies and their relationship to fear, nature, and spirituality by Mira Schlosberg;

    new fiction from Kat Gibson about spiralling self-consciousness and an impish garden gnome;

    debut fiction from Dawn Nguyen that will irrevocably change how you look at carrots;

    new experimental translation from Julian Mithra;

    translated fiction from Ilka Papp-Zakor, translated by Timea Balogh;

    new poetry from Bella Li, Bhanu Kapil, Andrew Brooks, Magan Magan, and Quang Mai;

    columns: Antonia Pont’s first ‘Thinking Feeling’ column, Michael Dulaney’s ‘Environment’ column, Jana Perkovic’s ‘Performance’ column, Aimee Knight’s ‘Pop Culture’ column, and Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny’s ‘Law School’ sex advice column;

    a special series on libraries, featuring Eileen Chong, Ruby Pivet, Nathan Sentance, Vanessa Giron, and Sumudu Samarawickrama;

    and new comics and visual art by Marlo Mogensen, Johdi Zutt, John Broadley, Donya Todd, Marc Pearson, Lala Albert, Rachel Ang, Charlotte Allingham, F. This, Marcelo Lavin, Aila Franck, Nadia Ingrid, Max Mose, Sarah McNeil, Will Thompson, Angelica Roache-Wilson, Leonie Brialey, Ashley Ronning, Leah Wishnia, Isabella Meagher, Thom Nguyen, and Nancy Li.

    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $15.95

    Price: $15.95
  • MEKONG REVIEW - Volume 4 Number 2 February - April 2019
    MEKONG REVIEW - Volume 4 Number 2 February - April 2019
    ISBN: 9772016012803
    Title: MEKONG REVIEW - Volume 4 Number 2 February - April 2019
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: MEKONG REVIEW
    RRP: $9.50
    Price: $9.50
  • MONTHLY MAGAZINE
    MONTHLY MAGAZINE
    JUNE 2019
    ISBN: 9771832342002
    Title: MONTHLY MAGAZINE
    Author: JUNE 2019
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    May 2019

    The government’s appeal to self-interest groups
    By Judith Brett

    Silence in Christchurch
    By Mahmood Fazal

    News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat
    By Richard Cooke

    A fresh canvas for Indigenous politics
    By Stephen Fitzpatrick

    Leonard French’s Balzacian life
    By Patrick McCaughey

    The desperate, secretive drama: ‘Choice Words’ edited by Louise Swinn
    By Kate Cole-Adams

    Killer instincts: The ‘John Wick’ franchise
    By Shane Danielsen

    Starstruck: Reckoning with Michael Jackson’s legacy
    By Anwen Crawford


    Imprint: BLACK INC
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • NEW PHILOSOPHER  #23 - Being Human
    NEW PHILOSOPHER #23 - Being Human
    #23
    ISBN: 710535058680
    Title: NEW PHILOSOPHER #23 - Being Human
    Author: #23
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Issue #23: being human

    What makes us fully human is the ability, and the willingness, to walk a mile in another’s shoes. We may be born Homo sapiens, a member of the Hominidae family, which also includes chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans, but we must become a human being – an ongoing task that requires effort, education, and empathy.

    Imprint: NEW PHILOSOPHER MAGAZINE
    RRP: $14.95

    Price: $14.95
  • NEW PHILOSOPHER  #24 - Balance
    NEW PHILOSOPHER #24 - Balance
    #24
    ISBN: 710535058710
    Title: NEW PHILOSOPHER #24 - Balance
    Author: #24
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Issue #24: balance

    On a balmy morning in August 1974, a young man walked on a steel cable between the Twin Towers in New York. “There is no why,” Petit replied when asked about the motivation for his balancing act. But I suspect there was: to create order within disorder; harmony amongst discord. Life is, whether we like it or not, out of balance most of the time. We seek ways to rebalance and, once there, we try to maintain an equilibrium. Sleep more, work less. Laugh more, stress less. Listen more, talk less. Give more, take less. Risk more, fear less.

    Imprint: NEW PHILOSOPHER MAGAZINE
    RRP: $14.95

    Price: $14.95
  • OVERLAND JOURNAL  -  ISSUE 233
    OVERLAND JOURNAL - ISSUE 233
    SUMMER 2018-2019
    ISBN: 9780995416284
    Title: OVERLAND JOURNAL - ISSUE 233
    Author: SUMMER 2018-2019
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: OVERLAND
    RRP: $19.95
    Price: $19.95
  • OVERLAND JOURNAL  -  ISSUE 234
    OVERLAND JOURNAL - ISSUE 234
    AUTUMN 2019
    ISBN: 9780995416291
    Title: OVERLAND JOURNAL - ISSUE 234
    Author: AUTUMN 2019
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Features Alexis Wright on censorship, Fiona Wright on Tinder, Gabriel Ng on anti-Chinese sentiment, Adam Curley on Survivor, Cambodia and love, plus fire cults, the occupation of Kashmir and a cultural history of swimming. Includes the winning poems from the 2018 Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Fiction guest-edited by Evelyn Araluen and Jonathan Dunk. Art by the award-winning Hoda Afshar.

    Imprint: OVERLAND
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
  • PIPETTE - Issue 01
    PIPETTE - Issue 01
    ISBN: PIPETTE1
    Title: PIPETTE - Issue 01
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: DIRECT FROM SUPPLIER
    RRP: $28.50
    Price: $28.50
  • PIPETTE - Issue 02
    PIPETTE - Issue 02
    ISBN: PIPETTE2
    Title: PIPETTE - Issue 02
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: DIRECT FROM SUPPLIER
    RRP: $28.50
    Price: $28.50
  • SWAMPLAND
    SWAMPLAND
    ISBN: 9772206937008
    Title: SWAMPLAND
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Swampland is a new Australian music magazine.

    Run by a small team, the project was sparked by a frustration at the current lack of print platforms for lengthy, intelligent music journalism. They’re not interested in click counts or amassing vast amounts of content. They won’t publish listicles or irrelevant best-of lists and they're not tied to the PR cycle.

    Instead, they're featuring some of the most interesting music writing and photography in the country.

    Their main aim is to create a space for good writers to make good work and to have a reason to pursue pieces that take quite a long time and quite a lot of thought. They're interested in work that can retain its worth over months, years, even decades; work that asks important questions about Australian music and wonders what that says about our larger cultural context.

    They cover all genres, Australian locations and periods in our music history. They're paying contributors as well as they can for their efforts.

    Imprint: CONSIGNMENT STOCK
    RRP: $16.00

    Price: $16.00
  • VOICEWORKS JOURNAL
    VOICEWORKS JOURNAL
    #114 SLUG
    ISBN: 9771038446009
    Title: VOICEWORKS JOURNAL
    Author: #114 SLUG
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Published by Express Media, Voiceworks is a compilation of poetry, short stories, nonfiction and visual art by people under 25 and has been the stomping ground for some of Australia’s best storytellers.

    Voiceworks is the flagship publication of Express Media– a not-for-profit organisation that supports writers under 25 through publications, prizes, workshopsand literary resources. Now in its 30th year, Express Media has fostered some of Australia’s greatest literary talents, with many alumni gaining success as published authors and acclaimed journalists.

    Voiceworks Issue 112, Drag, brings you more of the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics and visual art by young Australians.

    Imprint: EXPRESS MEDIA
    RRP: $12.00

    Price: $12.00
  • WOMANKIND
    WOMANKIND
    #18
    ISBN: 710535058123
    Title: WOMANKIND
    Author: #18
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    #18 Fruit Fly

    What do humans and fruit flies have in common? Apparently, quite a lot. Our genetic makeup, scientists say, is unusually similar. But is there a common link be- tween every human on the planet and every flower? Or every human on the planet and every mineral? Of course, we’re householders, you could say. We share a home, which is our planet, Earth.

    Cultural critic Neil Postman once wrote: “Have you not noticed that you are on the same ship?” Postman liked to think of Earth as a spaceship; one that has been bobbing about in space for billions of years. And housed on this spaceship are millions of species, from sunflowers to fruit flies to people. “The story of Spaceship Earth has the pow- er to bind people,” writes Postman in his book, The End of Education. “It is a story of interdependence and global cooperation, of what is at the core of humanness; a story that depicts waste and indifference as evil, that requires a vision of the future and a commitment to the present.”

    Indeed, to accept that we’re stuck on this one big orbit- ing planet together is powerful enough to transcend race, gender, religion, wealth, and any other category we deploy to divide and conquer. We’re crew members, caretakers of a vulnerable space capsule, and this comes with enormous responsibility. It forces us to forget our points of difference and get on with the job.


    Imprint: WOMANKIND MAGAZINE
    RRP: $14.95

    Price: $14.95
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