Super Indie: Indie Fiction at Supanova

Super Indie: Indie Fiction at Supanova

Indie fiction was the rising star at Adelaide’s Supanova convention in 2018. Indie fiction being a title self- published by the author rather than a house publisher. As part of Artist Alley’s Indie Press Zone, indie authors and publishers have become more prevalent at Supanova in recent years, and are now a part of the [...]

Self-Publishing Your Poetry (or Other Writing-Related) Book

Self-Publishing Your Poetry (or Other Writing-Related) Book

Let’s be realistic here: the publishing market is tough. This can make the dream of holding your very own published book (that you’ve spent countless hours toiling over) in your hands a little…disheartening — but, hold on. Have you ever considered self-publishing before? Now, I know what you might be thinking: ‘Listen Leeza, that seems pretty [...]

Don’t Fear The Essay: A Simple Guide to a Complex Form

Don’t Fear The Essay: A Simple Guide to a Complex Form

When I say I'm writing my thesis is on the Australian essay most people recoil in horror, usually muttering something along the lines of 'why would you do that to yourself?'. No doubt when they hear 'essay' they get flashbacks to assignments, rubrics, grading percentages and – perhaps most terrifying – bibliographies. This dreaded form [...]

Establishing a Popular Presence in the Poetry (and Writing) Community on Instagram

Establishing a Popular Presence in the Poetry (and Writing) Community on Instagram

By Leeza von Alpen (aka leezajaydepoetry) So, you’re interested in making an impact on the Instagram writing community, and in gaining more readers. Here’s what you need to know. I had the pleasure of interviewing some much admired, and highly praised, instapoets; I asked them what techniques they themselves have used, and recommend, to writers [...]

To an Aussie Millennial, Money, Money, Money really isn’t that funny

To an Aussie Millennial, Money, Money, Money really isn’t that funny

Gen Ys are lazy, narcissistic and can’t commit to anything. Or at least that is a common controversial cliché expressed by baby boomers.  Let’s face it, the economic environment that Australians are currently immersed in is not practical nor sustainable. Although the world out there is a little tough right now, it’s time to put [...]