Collections and Anthologies

Survival: PWE Anthology 2012

SurvivalShowcasing stories of survival written by the Professional Writing and Editing students at Victoria University. Now out of print.

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.)

Up Close and Personal: PWE Anthology 2013

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.

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It’s All About the Writing

71-EJfaKKfL._SL1500_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…

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Crooked Words

CW_cover_epub_smallerA Collection of Queer, Transgender and Womanist Writings

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.

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Links: Google Books | Smashwords | Amazon US | Amazon AU | PDF | EPUB | MOBI

Hallo, Aro

Cover image for Hallo, Aro: Allosexual Aromantic Flash Fiction by K. A. Cook. Cover features dark pink handwritten type on a mottled green background with a large line-drawn peacock feather, several sketch-style leaves and swirly text dividers. Green arrows sit underneath each line of text.Is it “aay-romantic” or “arrow-mantic”? What if she hears “I’m a romantic” instead of “I’m aromantic”? What if she says “isn’t that just friendship” or “that can’t be real” or, worst of all, “I’m looking for something more”?

Hallo, Aro is a series of flash fiction stories about allosexual aromantic characters navigating friendship, sexual attraction, aromanticism and the weight of amatonormative expectation.

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PDF, EPUB and MOBI editions are available for download from Patreon.

Individual stories: Unspoken | Leaving | Friendship | Lucky | Attraction | Existence | Neuronormative | Loveless | Monstrous

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