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Submissions are now open for The Quarry #11

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The Polygraph Issue will be open to all writing students and alumni of Macquarie University, both undergraduate and postgraduate.

We are calling for works of flash fiction and flash non-fiction (max 500 words). However, there is a twist: it won’t be clear to the readers which pieces are fiction, and which are non-fiction.

Check out the “submit” page for more information and a link to the Submittable form.

Submission deadline has been extended to May 25!


The Quarry #10

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Natural selection evokes images of evolution, of progress and of change. But what of the (un)natural. Not just unnatural, but (un)natural. Natural, with a twist. Drama, action, romance, horror, science-fiction and fantasy have all found their place in the world that is The Quarry‘s tenth issue. What we have is a range of writing best suited to survive amongst the theme of (Un)Natural Selection.

Check out the work of the amazing writers for The Quarry Issue #10: (Un)Natural Selection by following the link.


The Quarry #9

TheQuarry9-FullCoverThe theme, ‘Endangered and Dangerous’, galvanises the dark and the tragic. Rich and genuine, each piece is boldly crafted with imagination, wit and fiery intelligence. The result is a curation of immersive works across fiction, non-fiction, poetry and script; a diverse mix of fantasy, drama, science-fiction and dystopia, the mythological and the environmental.

Check out the issue via the link!


The Quarry #8

Issue #8 is a micro edition of The Quarry. This issue of the journal is a little different to previous issues in that contributors were asked to submit works written specifically for the digital sphere. Produced as part of the postgraduate unit ENGL875 Literature and Writing in Professional Contexts, the issue features contributions from both undergraduate and postgraduate Creative Writing students, as well as Creative Writing graduates.


The Quarry #7

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Congratulations to every writer who made a contribution to this issue and congratulations to the editorial team for their work. This issue focuses around the theme of pockets, with writing spanning across fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  The lovely  artwork was created specifically for the theme by our own writer Hannah Baker, the final design being created by editor and writer Alec Mallia.

If you like what you read, be sure to keep an eye out for the writers’ next endeavours!


The Quarry #6

Welcome to another postgraduate publication showcasing our students’ writing from the Master of Arts in Creative Writing and the Master of Research. A colossal congratulations to our Editorial team, Ally BodnarukWillo Drummond, and Tamara Pratt for their exceptional diligence, to the Web Designers, Tenzin Bereny and Josh McInnes for their tireless work updating the journal, and to our Illustrator, Maxine Sundic for her TWO Covers for Issue 6! And a huge thank you to Claire Catacouzinos, the new Editor-in-Chief of The Quarry Issue 6 for her guidance and management and direction of this postgraduate issue.


The Quarry #5

HeadHIGHEDITIt was a big year for The Quarry in 2014. We’ve completely redesigned our website and launched the fifth and most ambitious issue of our journal to date. Congratulations to our Editorial team, who have worked tirelessly these past few months to create a platform worthy of the pieces our authors, scriptwriters and poets have produced. Keep an eye on some of your favourite writers from this Issue; follow them on Twitter, like their Facebook pages, read their blogs and years from now remember that we published them before they were cool.

Head on over to our Current Issue and check out our gorgeous cover by Maxine Sundic, explore some of the amazing works featured this year, and please, enjoy reading Issue #5 as much as we have enjoyed producing it.


The Quarry #4

The pieces submitted for Issue #4 contain a common thread: the unfamiliar. Works in this issue include short stories, poems, creative non-fiction pieces, sci-fi and speculative fiction, and chapters from novels-in-progress. All works relate in some way to the concept of distance, journey, escape from the known, and encountering ‘foreignness.’

So enjoy this issue, and get reading – let these stories and poems take you away on a journey…


The Quarry #3

The third issue of The Quarry examines the FAULT LINES that run through our bones and minds, that wrenches apart families, or divides the ground beneath our feet. These stories, poems, short scripts and creative nonfiction essays explore what it means to live with a fault line within yourself, in your family, or culture.

Take a look, but tread carefully — watch out for the fault lines.

 


The Quarry #2

One thing the pieces of Issue #2 seem to have in common is their exploration of connections between people, place and time, and their study of emotional turmoil; a mother who grieves for a child born too early, a daughter who grieves her mother’s mental deterioration, a sister who explores the fragmented world through the eyes of her Autistic brother, people who live within a common environment yet lead vastly different lives. Some of the characters within these pieces reach out seeking human connection, others seek to understand the connections they already have.


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Chaos and creation was the initial springboard theme that was to be used in any way, to develop a piece of work.

The act of writing or developing something creatively always has elements of chaos and creation. There are times when you may hate the story or the characters, or are stuck on finding the right word. There are other times that characters come to life and breathe truth into a moment. You may begin without knowing where a story will go, or you may have it all mapped out in your head. Every work and every writer is different, which means every story is too.


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