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    Listen upListen good

    By Lucy Faerber

    Treats for eyes and ears but never for internal organs or major muscle groups.

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    When There’s Nowhere Else to Run – Extract

    By Murray Middleton

    We have here – for your reading pleasure – a short story from the Vogel winning When There’s Nowhere Else to Run by Murray Middleton, published by Allen & Unwin. Enjoy!

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    The Benefit of Self-Education

    By Grant Cochrane

    Jack’s surname was Shit. That’s right, Jack Shit. It was a silly name. He had thought many times of changing it.

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    MSN Messenger and IRL Love: Communication, Polyamory and the Internet

    By Kat Muscat

    Before our parents started pulling their hair out over the apocalyptic ‘hook-up culture’ endorsed by apps like Grindr, tinder and OKc. Baby Boomers were still stuck in that fear-mongering stage of ‘everyone you meet online is a serial killer’.

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    That Plot Problem

    By Paul Dalla Rosa

    Notes for a story: Gay couple on holiday decide to instigate a threesome.

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    Flashers Illustrator Profile – Luke Marcatili

    By Luke Marcatili

    Discover a little bit more about our first Flashers illustrator of the year, Luke Marcatili!

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    The Ture

    By Mason Masters

    I ease the door open. The weak light from the corridor reveals the interior, filthy tiles and limbs.  My heart is thumping in protest, my head feels like it’s a dying star about to collapse in on itself. I look down briefly at my mostly naked body; the advertatts give off a sickly incandescence.

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    No mention of EasterI absolutely refuse

    By Lucy Faerber

    Seizure happenings, interesting links, and people you have seen but possibly can’t remember the names of.

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    I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself

    By T. J. Robinson

    In the morning I go to Greensborough Plaza and there’s a kid coming up the escalator opposite mine, all alone, crying for his mum; I turn and walk back against the pull of the machine to get him because I know that he’s me, the child version of me, transported from the past to the present.

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    Formatting Clinic 1Paragraph Styles

    By Kevin O’Brien

    As part of our ongoing efforts to create handy and useful guides to improving workflow and quality of production, Seizure has commissioned this set of posts from editor extraordinaire Kevin O’Brien on how to set up your Word document for publishing.

    Whether you’re an editor or an author, formatting your document using paragraph styles reduces the costs and frustrations of the design and publishing game. It’s really a matter of a stitch in time saving nine – a bit of effort at the beginning will save you a lot of time and effort later on.

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    Formatting Clinic 2The Basic Rules of Professional Text Layout

    By Kevin O’Brien

    The main aim of a professional text layout is to convey a document’s structure through its appearance, in a way that’s attractive, orderly and easy to read. This article covers the four basic rules that designers follow, so that you can do the same in Word or use these principles to respond to a commissioned text design.

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    Formatting Clinic 3When Should You Use Paragraph Styles?

    By Kevin O’Brien

    Under which circumstances should you consider using paragraph styles to format your Word document? This article lists ten of them, along with the reasons why.

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    The Day Trip

    By Kate Walter

     

    The beach is full of men. All naked. Some wear hats, others have covered their noses with pink zinc. The colour complements their cheeks. I remember Gideon’s love of cricket and iced Boston Buns with desiccated coconut.

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    You’re a genius all the timeI promise

    By Lucy Faerber

    Tragedy and Comedy, possibly also pixelated nudity.

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    Viva La Novella Shortlister – Libby Sommer

    By Libby Sommer

    Meet Viva La Novella shortlister Libby Sommer!

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