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  • ABR
    ABR
    AUGUST 2021
    ISBN: ABR
    Title: ABR
    Author: AUGUST 2021
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Australian Book Review

    New August issue

    This August issue offers readers a feast of fiction, along with ABR’s usual probing commentary and criticism. It features all three stories shortlisted for the 2021 Jolley Prize, as well as reviews of new books by Rachel Cusk, Tony Birch, Bill Birtles, and ABR Rising Star Sarah Walker. In non-fiction, Stephen Bennetts highlights one of the overlooked contexts for the debate over Bruce Pascoe’s Dark Emu, while Michael Dwyer recounts Australian journalists’ enduring fascination with China. Brenda Walker and Jim Davidson pay tribute to the achievements of Hazel Rowley and Robin Boyd, respectively, and there are poems by Joan Fleming, John Kinsella, and Laurie Duggan – as well as plenty more!


    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • ANIKO MAGAZINE
    ANIKO MAGAZINE
    ISBN: 9772652864002
    Title: ANIKO MAGAZINE
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Issue 1
    Welcome to the very first issue of Aniko Press Magazine! Inside you’ll find some of the best new writing from Australia and around the world. Keep an eye out for singing ghosts, Scooby Doo erotica, overlooked astronomers and a recovered piece of family history that challenges the narrative of colonial Australia.

    Issue 2
    Issue 2 of Aniko Magazine has arrived! Filled with fierce and fiery writing from Australia and around the world. Inside you’ll find everything from Marie Antoinette to musical scores, movie theatres to manifestos. And most of all, you’ll find writing with guts!

    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $18.00

    Price: $18.00
  • ARCHER #15 - The Friendship Issue
    ARCHER #15 - The Friendship Issue
    #15
    ISBN: 9772204735002
    Title: ARCHER #15 - The Friendship Issue
    Author: #15
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    ARCHER MAGAZINE #15 - the FRIENDSHIP issue

    This edition of Archer Magazine features articles on friends with benefits, loneliness, intergenerational friendship, and chosen family.

    “Friendships are beautiful, complicated, sustaining, lifelong, fleeting. They can be sexual. They can be found in unlikely places, be forged with unlikely people, flourish in unlikely circumstances. They can be entirely predictable. They can be a replacement for a partner, or a family. They can be with a partner, or family members. They can be overwhelming.” – Lucy Watson, editor-in-chief

    Imprint: ARCHER
    RRP: $16.95

    Price: $16.95
  • ARENA   -   New Format #7
    ARENA - New Format #7
    NO 7
    ISBN: 9772652477509
    Title: ARENA - New Format #7
    Author: NO 7
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE



    Imprint: ARENA
    RRP: $20.00

    Price: $20.00
  • GRANTA 151 : MEMBRANES
    GRANTA 151 : MEMBRANES
    DASGUPTA RANA [ED]
    ISBN: 9781909889323
    Title: GRANTA 151 : MEMBRANES
    Author: DASGUPTA RANA [ED]
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Membranes - porous biological interfaces which regulate flows between one zone and another - are the foundational image for an issue guest-edited by Granta contributor and best-selling novelist Rana Dasgupta. Featuring new poetry from Andrew McMillan and Tishani Doshi, photography from Ruchir Joshi, Arturo Soto Gutierrez, Monica de la Torre and Anita Khemka, as well as cutting-edge fiction and thought-provoking essays: Fatin Abbas on the border between Sudan and South Sudan Lydia Davis on faultlines in families Mark Doty on homelessness in New York City Anouchka Grose on infidelity and the idea of the unwanted third Daisy Hildyard on membranes in the human body Adam Jasper on Christian Enzensberger and 'smut' Kapka Kassabova on lakes and Europe Anita Roy on the newt Eyal Weizman on contemporary architectural strategies for repelling and dividing people

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • GRIFFITH REVIEW 72  : STATES OF MIND
    GRIFFITH REVIEW 72 : STATES OF MIND
    HAY ASHLEY [ED]
    ISBN: 9781922212597
    Title: GRIFFITH REVIEW 72 : STATES OF MIND
    Author: HAY ASHLEY [ED]
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Ask yourself this: What state am I in? And how much is it a reaction to the state of the world today? Griffith Review 72: States of Mind examines the ways we think about our psychological, existential and political condition. Anxiety and depression are on the rise in Australia and across the globe. Digital media has created a pandemic of loneliness and disconnection – even before the other pandemic arrived. Ideological extremism is widening our divisions and threatening our democracies. And all the while, the wellness industry is spinning everything from mindfulness to minimalism into big business. How do these forces help or hinder our psychological equilibrium? What salves do we seek for our own survival or simply to make ourselves feel better, from medical interventions to personal reinventions? How can we ensure the sustainability and effectiveness of our mental health responses – from policy and pharmacy through to prevention? And what does this mean for the years that lie ahead? Griffith Review 72: States of Mind explores the parameters of our cognitive landscapes through the prisms of the personal, the psychological, the philosophical and more.

    Imprint: Griffith Review
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • GUSHER : ISSUE #4
    GUSHER : ISSUE #4
    ISBN: 9780646828671
    Title: GUSHER : ISSUE #4
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: TO BE ALLOCATED
    RRP: $24.95
    Price: $24.95
  • ISLAND MAGAZINE #162
    ISLAND MAGAZINE #162
    ISSUE 162
    ISBN: 9780645218404
    Title: ISLAND MAGAZINE #162
    Author: ISSUE 162
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this issue, we’re very proud to bring you the winning and shortlisted entries from the inaugural Island Nonfiction Prize. Congratulations to all five authors, and thanks to all who entered, to our excellent judges, and to the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund for supporting the competition. We certainly hope to be able to run it again next year.

    Another very exciting addition to Island’s activities and opportunities is Island Online, our new website, where we are now regularly publishing short-form fiction and non-fiction. Island Online also gives you access to timeless content from our rich 40+ year archive. I’m loving the task of dipping into the archives to select and republish buried treasures. Of course, we remain deeply committed to the print magazine. Long may it continue!
    — Vern Field, Managing Editor

    There’s a lot of attraction in funding bodies to what is new and innovative, which can be challenging for a literary magazine – the basic format has been around for so long. What this approach can miss is how the format enables such remarkable innovation in the specific; in every new piece that is published and given an audience. In this issue of Island, we have five utterly distinct fictions from Lal Perera, Andrea Macleod, Sean Wilson, Emma Doolan and Murray Middleton. These stories range tremendously in style and tone – they can’t be reduced to a simple formula, and this is how it should be. Their publication makes the best possible case for funding writers and the literary magazines that give them a platform, month after month, year after year.
    — Ben Walter, Fiction & Online Editor

    As I write this, I find myself, my city, going into lockdown – a once unthinkable, now relatively common, experience. As I come back to the poems I selected for this issue, I think about how poems speak to the moment in which they were written (even when the subject of the poem exists far from its writer’s own time), and to the moment in which they are read. So it is that all these poems bring news of today: today is love poem (John Kinsella, Peter Rose), a pause (Marjon Mossammaparast), a walk (Stuart Cooke), a panic attack (Zenobia Frost), and the contemplation of interspecies relation (Debbie Lim, Judith Bishop, Rae White, Louise Oxley). Today contains the iterations of the ordinary, as captured by Jill Jones in her ‘Fragmenta Nova: 16 Views of a Day’, and a new ‘Suite of Powers’, as codified by Chris Andrews. As the city grinds to a halt, I find that my body feels ‘as temporary as a mood’ (Šime Kneževic), and I’m glad to have had this cache of new poems to help put into language the days that stretch before me.
    — Kate Middleton, Poetry Editor (Acting)

    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $16.50

    Price: $16.50
  • KINDLING & SAGE ISSUE 1
    KINDLING & SAGE ISSUE 1
    ISBN: KINDLING
    Title: KINDLING & SAGE ISSUE 1
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A beautiful edition, 84 pages long, in print.

    Our first edition - IDENTITY - is filled with interviews, conversations, perspectives and stories written by more than 30 contributors, showcasing female-led businesses and changemakers.

    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $16.00
    Price: $16.00
  • MEANJIN VOL 80 NO 1
    MEANJIN VOL 80 NO 1
    GREEN JONATHAN
    ISBN: 9780522877434
    Title: MEANJIN VOL 80 NO 1
    Author: GREEN JONATHAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Australia is the fourth biggest country in the world for QAnon social media content and discussion, and its fans are a wide ranging group, from celebrity chef Pete Evans to federal MP's like George Christensen. Margaret Simons wonders what brings them all together, why ideas like the theories promoted by QAnon have appeal and how social media and the collapse of much traditional journalism has fuelled the breakdown of a coherent idea of 'the public'.

    Plus-
    Omar Sakr, Mark McKenna, Declan Fry, Elizabeth Flux, Paul Daley, Rodney Hall, Yen-Rong Wong, Maria Tumarkin, Gregory Day, Shakira Hussein, Paul Barratt, Steve Dow and Australia In Three Books from Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

    New fiction from Briohny Doyle, Rose Michael, Melanie Cheng and Dawn Nguyen

    New poetry from Shey Marque, Steve Brock, Dzenana Vucic, Madeleine Dale, Diane Fahey, Toby Fitch, Christian Bok and more.

    Reviews from Timmah Ball, Andy Jackson, Darlene Silva Soberano, Max Easton, Claire Cao, and Dion Kagan

    Imprint: MEANJIN
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • MONTHLY MAGAZINE
    MONTHLY MAGAZINE
    SEPTEMBER 2021
    ISBN: 9771832342002
    Title: MONTHLY MAGAZINE
    Author: SEPTEMBER 2021
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    September 2021

    Retreat from Kabul
    By William Maley

    Roll out the pork barrels
    By Richard Denniss

    The pandemic and the shrinking of Australian politics
    By Waleed Aly

    Dismembering government
    By John Quiggin

    Sister acts
    By Jock Serong

    A shock of renewal: ‘Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings’
    By Quentin Sprague

    Desire’s conspiracies: ‘The Right to Sex’
    By Bri Lee

    The meanings of production: ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’
    By Madeleine Gray

    True to form: ‘No Sudden Move’
    By Shane Danielsen

    Imprint: Black Inc.
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • NEW PHILOSOPHER #31
    NEW PHILOSOPHER #31
    ISBN: 9772201715007
    Title: NEW PHILOSOPHER #31
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE




    Imprint: NEW PHILOSOPHER MAGAZINE
    RRP: $14.95

    Price: $14.95
  • TO BE  -  Issue 1 SS21
    TO BE - Issue 1 SS21
    ISBN: 9772021202107
    Title: TO BE - Issue 1 SS21
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE


    Imprint: MAGAZINES
    RRP: $19.95
    Price: $19.95
  • VINE AND BUBBLE : Issue 4
    VINE AND BUBBLE : Issue 4
    ISSUE 4
    ISBN: VINE04
    Title: VINE AND BUBBLE : Issue 4
    Author: ISSUE 4
    Format: MAGAZINE
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Finally, Issue No. 4 of VINE & BUBBLE Magazine is available! It may be late, but perfectly timed with some of the bigger questions for the industry around its future, in these days of COVID-19, and the need to adapt quickly to a new social rhythm.

    This issue we touch on how champagne has always been at the fore of major changes in social movements, in my interview with the modish artist and writer, Belinda Aucott, as well as Gert Crum’s poignant article ‘A Change in the Wind’. They are joined by our best ever line-up of contributors with this thoughtful content:

    * What’s in a Glass? (feature on champagne glassware) – By Sara Underdown
    *Franck Bonville – By Sara Underdown
    *Coteaux Champenois – By Bhatia Dheeraj
    *Philippe Glavier – By Sara Underdown
    *What Really is Prestige Champagne? – By Matt Lamb
    *Minerality. What does in Mean? – By Matthew Lane
    *Champagne Chameleon: Chardonnay – By Leanne Altmann
    *Life-Changing Champagnes with Australia’s Winemakers
    *Black Diamonds and Liquid Gold – By Amanda Reboul
    *Italian Food and Champagne – By Kara Maisano

    Read all 84 pages of original content, written by leading sommeliers, wine writers, industry representatives and educators with expert knowledge of champagne.

    Imprint: VINE AND BUBBLE
    RRP: $19.95

    Price: $19.95
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