Edited, designed and produced by the Publishing Studio class of 2012.
‘Absent a Consonant’ (fiction): A boy looks at himself in the mirror and ponders the fear of telling his family that his name isn’t Susan.
(Digital edition of ‘Absent a Consonant’ available in the collection Crooked Words.)
What we see is what we get, but what we don’t see makes us miss so much more. A writer is someone who is not fully seen, or may be seen best through the prism of their writing. The Professional Writing and Editing book has been put together to show you the whole of us, not just a part. The writers who have contributed to this book have opened themselves up to the world, demonstrating not only their talents and skills, but their heart and souls.
We present to you Up Close and Personal, the 2013 Professional Writing and Editing Anthology, shining a light onto the inner workings of Professional Writing and Editing students at Victoria University.
‘Elysium’ (fiction): a girl seeks to escape her abusive family by following the call of the trees.
‘This thing called gender’ (creative non fiction): my life lived in the world as a genderless person.
A collection of short stories by emerging Australian writers. Edited by Emanuel Cachia at Error Proof.
‘The Palace and the Tower’ (fiction): To save her kingdom and set her dying father’s heart at ease, all Lina has to do is choose a prince. The only way to know if her many suitors are kind and worthy gentlemen, of course, is to send them to rescue a princess. The princess, however, has other plans…
Purchase: $2.99 from Amazon (AZW for Kindle)
A young transgender magician travels the world on a quest for a mystical talking sword. A witch wonders why her would-be lovers can’t date her the old-fashioned way. A cross-dressing man meets a suit-clad soul whose gender defies definition. A non-binary zombie wonders why ze is not the hero in science fiction stories. A genderqueer manservant tries to save her mentally-ill lover with a deck of tarot cards. A boy looks at himself in the mirror and ponders the fear of telling his family that his name isn’t Susan.
Crooked Words is an eclectic collection of short fiction in pursuit of the many different shades of what it means to live queer.
Vendor: free via Smashwords (for all formats, but Smashwords PDF edition is not recommended; please download the PDF edition above), Kobo, Apple (epub)
Epub ISBN: 9781310844379