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We’ve got 99 issues (but a snappy title for this 100th issue announcement ain’t one)

Next year will mark the release of our 100th issue of Voiceworks and there are a few announcements we have been sitting on that we finally get to share with you.

The first is that that it will be coming out a little bit later than usual – in May rather than March. While this will mean two more, long, painful, Voiceworks-free months, we will be making it up to you by printing a whole extra bonus publication in addition to the usual magazine.

Secondly, we are excited to announce that for this special edition, we will be pairing up just some of our amazing alumni to work with our contributors on their submissions. Guest editing for Voiceworks #100 ‘Catharsis’ will be: Romy Ash, Van Badham, Tom Doig, Justin Heazlewood, Benjamin Law, Ainslee Meredith, Liam Pieper and Lorelei Vashti.

Submissions are due on the 4th of January. Click here for more information.

100th Issue Alumni Guest Editors

Romy Ash 

Romy Ash’s first novel Floundering was shortlisted for The Miles Franklin Award, The Prime Minister’s Award, The Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, The Dobbie Award and longlisted for The Stella Prize. She has been anthologised in Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays. She has written for The Saturday Paper, The Griffith Review, The Guardian and The Big Issue amongst others.

Editing: Fiction

Tom Doig 

Tom Doig is a writer, editor, PhD candidate and moron. In 2013 Allen & Unwin published his first book, Moron to Moron: two men, two bikes, one Mongolian misadventure (“a classic of Mongolian cycling literature” – Tim Krabbé).

Tom has an MA in Hitler Comedy from the University of Melbourne. He is currently a Journalism PhD candidate at Monash University, researching people’s lived experiences of climate change in Australia.

Tom has worked as Editor of Voiceworks magazine (2004-6), Co-Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival (2006-7), Associate Producer for the Next Wave Festival (2009-10), and The Guy Who Answers a Phone that Never Rings, Ever for the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (2009; 2012).

Editing: Nonfiction

Justin Heazlewood 

Justin Heazlewood is an award-winning writer, musician, performer and arts activist. As The Bedroom Philosopher he has released three albums including the ARIA-nominated Songs From The 86 Tram, including Triple J hit ‘Northcote (So Hungover)’, the video for which earned nearly half a million hits. He is a share-household name. In 2014 he released his first non-fiction book Funemployed, about being an artist in Australia. “It’s a wonderful, sad, beautiful, interesting memoir and anyone that’s working in music or art in Australia should definitely read it.” Marieke Hardy, ABC’s The Book Club. www.justinheazlewood.com

Editing: Nonfiction

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law is a Sydney-based journalist, columnist and screenwriter, and has a PhD in TV writing and cultural studies. He is the author of two books—The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012)—and the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014) with his sister Michelle. Both of his books have been nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. Benjamin is a frequent contributor to Good Weekend (The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age), Frankie and The Monthly.

Editing: Nonfiction

Ainslee Meredith

Ainslee is a poet, art writer, editor and conservator from Melbourne. Her first collection, Pinetorch, was published by Express Media and Australian Poetry in 2013, when it was also shortlisted for the FAW Anne Elder Award. She is currently writing a thesis on the conservation of new media art and archives, and working on her second poetry collection.

Editing: Poetry

Liam Pieper 

Liam Pieper lives in Melbourne. There was a time he studied to be a social worker, but decided he needed to do less good in the world and is now a freelance writer. Before that he worked as a cook, a critic, a non-union itinerant labourer and a mediocre criminal. His work has appeared in dozens of publications around the world, and he was the co-recipient of the 2014 M Literary Residency. His memoir, The Feel-Good Hit of the Year, was published in 2014 to critical acclaim and sold well enough (just) that they are putting out another in March.

Editing: Fiction/Nonfiction

Lorelei Vashti

Lorelei Vashti is a Melbourne writer and editor. Her book, Dress Memory: A Memoir of my Twenties in Dresses, is published by Allen & Unwin. She is a contributor to the popular ‘Women of Letters’ series, has written for many magazines, and used to write a television column for the Fairfax press.

Editing: Fiction/Nonfiction

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