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How Not To Speak Australian
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,240. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by Bookpal Australia. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
An oath will grant you a citizenship but to become an Australian in the true sense, you have to imbibe the values, the beliefs and more importantly the culture of the nation. When you stand for everything, you stand for nothing at all. Multiculturalism as the word denotes is a perfect example of such a case.
No Tea Tomorrow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,280. Language: Australian English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Twenty-seven award-winning short stories from the Stringybark Short Story Awards will delight and intrigue you in this anthology of clever tales from Australian and international short story writers. In a mere 1500 words, authors have created tales that make you cry, laugh and ... think.
The Disrespect of Christopher Caruthers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,510. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
The morning Christopher Caruthers woke with a unique and inexplicable condition was the day his life and the lives those around him changed forever.
Mayhem : selected stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015 by Satalyte Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Dark: gritty: fierce. A farmer is confronted by two desperadoes; a tourist does her terrible best to evade a tracker and his dog; a teenager discards his civilised mask inside a lonely roadhouse. This collection propels the reader through a kaleidoscope of Australian lowlife. In a range of styles, from dirty realism to noir, Sheldon pens the kind of fiction that is toough enough to shock.
Songs of a Second World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,370. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014 by Buzzword Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Is it possible to live not just one but two lives in parallel? The theme of this anthology is the world behind what we take as reality. These related stories, linked by reappearing characters, are mostly set in the elegant provincial city of Ballarat in Australia. Most have been published in magazines or journals and the collection has won ten literary awards.
Refugees
Price: Free! Words: 5,900. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
A bunch of stuff that's been rejected; rescued and given another life.
Contrappasso Magazine, Issue 4: International Writing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia. Issue 4 features writing from Mexico, China, Russia, Italy, the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, the USA, and Australia.
Side by Side
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,290. Language: Australian English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-three award-winning short stories from the Stringybark Short Story Awards will delight and intrigue you in this anthology of clever tales from Australian and international short story writers.
Vietnam Conscript
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,080. Language: Australian English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
The Australian author has drawn on his experience and knowledge to present a drama of one woman and two young men - one militant and aggressive, the other a pacifist, who are conscripted and sent to fight in the jungle. The story of forced conscription to war in peacetime and its aftermath for generations is shown in compelling detail.
For a Bottle of Beenleigh Rum - Short Stories and Poems
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,720. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
This is a book of stories and poems about people. The author has put together forty years of observations of children, adolescents and adults in situations of love, hate, obsession, conflict, harmony and disharmony - observations that have coloured his life and the lives of those around him.
Tales of Australia: Great Southern Land
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014 by Satalyte Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Journey into visions of the Great Southern Land by eight Australian authors. The novelettes of this series will take you along arcane paths into fantastic Australias of the imagination.
An Artist's Freedom
Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
A sample story from the collection of 13 stories in Short Shorts & Longer Tales. A deaf mute aboriginal artist loses a canvas on which he has painted his life. Though he knows where it is, and he can see it, he can't touch or reclaim it. But his ancestral upbringing means he can't leave it behind, so he remains in the vicinity to be near it, passing his time waiting an opportunity.
Visiting Ghosts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,300. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013 by Tangerine Publications Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / General, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
Bomble is dead, Mr Hubbard is dead, but Leo and Toby are very much alive. The psychologist’s behaviour is not entirely ethical, and Ruth is gloriously and wonderfully wicked. Roland finds a surprise in his mother’s wardrobe and the cow-girl finds her way across the bridge. Little wonder that these stories by Judith White won the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Centenary Award in 1988. First published by
The Anti Book
Price: Free! Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
A book of bits especially written to break all the rules of what a book should be.
Next
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,760. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013 by CSFG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
(3.00 from 1 review)
The theme for CSFG’s next anthology is… well, ‘Next‘. Sequence. Succession. Cause and effect. What happened. Next. An anthology of Australian speculative fiction edited by Simon Petrie and Robert Porteous and published by the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.
The Fatal Empires
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 153,390. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
The last decades of the 19th century: the European empires are competing to gobble up the rest of the earth. Their inborn “superiority” seems to guarantee success, and the “natives” will have to submit.
The Lady from Mt. Tamborine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,110. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
“Jerome sounded another few short barks, which translated to something like: “Look, I’ve got a packet of biscuits I didn’t declare – please don’t make a big issue out of this”. The dog, puzzled, looked at his uniformed lady, who was taken equally by surprise, and said:”What’s going on here, sir? What do you think you are doing – why are you barking at the dog!” Find more stories here!
Travelling Time Plains
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
This is a poetry collection that scans many different topics: love, nature, travel, inspiration, history and general.
Contrappasso Magazine, Issue 2: International Writing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,750. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Essay » Literature
CONTRAPPASSO is an independent biannual magazine of international writing published in Sydney, Australia. Issue 2 contains interviews with Elmore Leonard & Clive Sinclair. Contributors: Mimi Lipson, John Salazar, David Thomson, Paul Pax Andrews, Peter Doyle, Antigone Kefala, Chris Andrews, Mark O’Connor, Paolo Totaro, Paolo Fabrizio Iacuzzi, Floyd Salas, and others...
The Red Volkswagen and other stories
Price: Free! Words: 22,980. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Rosanne Dingli's popular car short stories are collected in this bumper edition. Enjoy five stories packed with memorable characters, events, and locations ... and cars.