The Australian Literature Review will be publishing an anthology of short stories around March 2011 to showcase a variety of fiction by Australian authors.
This collection will feature stories from a mix of very experienced fiction writers, up-and-coming novelists and those not yet commercially published who show promise and ability.
Currently, the contributing authors include Michael White (Equinox, The Medici Secret, The Borgia Ring, State of Emergency, Aftershock, The Art of Murder, and soon Nano, The Returning, and Private Sydney which he will be co-writing with bestselling novelist James Patterson for release in 2012), Kate Forsyth (The Witches of Eileanan series, The Chain of Charms series, The Starkin Crown series, The Puzzle Ring and more), Michael Pryor (The Chronicles of Krangor series, The Laws of Magic series, the Doorways trilogy and more), Fleur McDonald (Red Dust, Blue Skies and soon Purple Skies then Silver Gums), JJ Cooper (The Interrogator, Deadly Trust and soon a third in the series), Rebecca James (Beautiful Malice and soon Cooper Bartholomew is Dead then a third not-yet-named novel), and Sam Stephens (Best Chapter in the Borders/Random House/James Patterson chain-thriller Airborne, 1st place in The Australian Literature Review’s first Short Fiction Contest).
Three spots are available in the anthology to fiction writers who submit a story (4000-10,000 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight December 31st 2010.
The focus of the anthology is on good and varied fiction by Australian authors. There is no ‘Australian-ness’ requirement or prescribed theme for the stories.
So get writing and submit a story. It doesn’t matter if you are 15 and have never been published or if you have 15 years experience as a published writer. Submissions are open to anyone with a good fictional story to tell.
NOTE: Use little to no swearing in your story, so it can be widely enjoyed by teen readers as well as adults.
The Australian Literature Review