Submissions are currently open for Miscellaneous Voices: Australian Blog Writing 2009. If you have published on your blog this year content – a poem, a deeply thoughtful personal story, a review, a short story, an essay etc. – then it may be eligible for selection for the above anthology.
People arrive at blogging for so many different reasons and blog in so many different ways that it makes the Internet an increasingly diverse and exciting place. However, more often than not, something fantastic you’ve written (especially if you’re not a ‘high profile’ blogger) may sit on your front page for a week, maybe two, before it gets archived away, where it is hard to find, and may then only be seen by people arriving on random search engine queries. Miscellaneous Voices is going to be my challenge, my experiment, to see just how well writing transfers from screen to page, as the process is often the opposite. I want to provide a platform for budding writers, or secret writers, or emerging writers, to showcase the talents this country has to offer. I also think it will be interesting to have a physical book to show a sceptic who might ask sarcastically, “What good writing has the Internet ever really produced?”
I will then be able to hand it over and say, “This – for starters.”
If you’re interested, please come on over and check out the submission guidelines.
Miscellaneous Voices: Australian Blog Writing 2009 is being put together by Miscellaneous Press, a Melbourne based publishing business created by Karen Andrews.