I’ve happily made myself comfortable reading a few journals over the last couple of weeks. Maybe comfortable is not the right word – the best writing can make you very uncomfortable.

Meniscus, Underground and the Boroondara Anthology 2017 are part of a vibrant small mag scene (if that doesn’t sound too hipster?). There’s poetry in the publications as well but I am particularly taken with the range of short stories propelling me off in different directions as I read – and dream about writing.

This is one of the reasons to love the approach of the Christmas season. The educational year winds down and the hours for reading open up.

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[Disclaimer: I have stories in each of these. And feel lucky to be included]

 

 

 

 

 

Image: Miss Auras reading a book, by John Lavery circa 1900. Some things never change, and some things do, as journals now come in all shapes and sizes and digital manifestations.

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