9 January 2022
It is always an enormous pleasure to see authors who have had work published in Meniscus put together a full collection of their work, and we do love to spruik them and their achievements. The most recent of these (that we know about) is Lake Malibu and other stories, by Su-May Tan. It is, she tells us, a debut collection of stories about escapism and migration, mostly set in Malaysia and one in Melbourne, and published by Spineless Wonders as a result of being a finalist in the Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award 2021. More details at https://shortaustralianstories.com.au/product/lake-malibu-and-other-stories/, and congratulations to Su-May.
2 January 2022
Volume 9, Issue 2
And finally, the second issue of 2021 goes live; our apologies again for being so late to get this out, but we have been wrestling with the new website and its functions. If you notice anything not working, do please let us know and we will attempt to make repairs.
We hope you will enjoy the latest issue; Professor Cassandra Atherton (Deakin University), a noted prose poet, joined Meniscus editor Paul Hetherington to produce this volume; and it includes a special section on ekphrasis, organised by Curtin University writers.
20 October 2021
We would like to apologise for Meniscus being offline for some weeks; it has been migrated across to a new location, and some rebuilding was required. Thank you for your patience; and for those of you who have a Facebook account, do please keep an eye on the Meniscus page, which provides advice about changing situations.
Meniscus vol 9 issue 2 (2021/2) is currently being prepared, and is expected to be live before the end of the year. We are very chuffed to have been able to maintain the journal now over the best part of a decade, and thank the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, which has provided so much support; the members of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs, who have put money and human effort behind the journal; and of course you – the contributors, subscribers and readers. We're grateful to all of you.
8 July 2021
A number of Meniscus contributors have published collections of their poetry or short fiction, and we are always delighted to hear about it.
We don't publish book reviews in this journal, but will do what we can to let others know about your excellent work.
This month there are two fine books out, and we are excited to see these, and offer heartfelt congratulations to the authors.
Poet Richard James Allen is publishing his first novel, More Lies, with Interactive Press in Brisbane, Australia. This is a comic crime thriller about an author who writes themselves and their readers in and out of a series of outrageous heists, gun point confrontations, international spy scenarios and performative flourishes, before finally revealing the emotional truth that fuels their beautiful lies. Anton Enus of SBS says: "Richard James Allen takes the world of Raymond Chandler – the mysterious murder, the femme fatale, the world-weary observer – and turns it on its head. We end up with a funny, provocative novel that shakes up how we think about reality." You can secure a copy in print or e-book format at https://bit.ly/3gluUkW