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    The Last Day of Summer

    By Merran Jones

    Copper fields push back the woods. The sun spills the last of its warmth as cattle drag their shadows across the ground. The treacle air is thick with heat.

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    Round-Up: Brain-warmers

    Round-Up: here to keep you occupied with events, reading and submission deadlines this fine July.

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    Every Second Sunday

    By Robyne Young

    When they met in the church hall that Saturday night, George was Gene Kelly out of the rain and Stella was tulled and rouged like a kewpie doll. Now in their eighties, they dance in the kitchen under the fluorescent globe that flickers and buzzes overhead. Tomorrow their son Andrew, who visits every second Sunday, will change it.

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    Something for the Pain

    By Gerald Murnane

    An exclusive short work from the author of Barley Patch.

    Sorry, members only ;)

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    Swings and RoundaboutsStories of Sydney

    By Sunil Badami

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    Archive of Sent MailDaily labours or occasional writing

    By Astrid Lorange

    Index of sent mail (astrid.p.lorange at gmail dot com). Keywords supplied by an undisclosed collaborator and then searched, collected and edited according to emergent themes, syntactical sublime. The archive of sent mail represents the vast majority of the labour of writing – here rearranged as an appendix, poem collection. Illustrations by Irit Pollak.

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    Animal Hunger

    By Amelia Marshall

    The red ink was running dry. As each sheet came out of the printer and piled itself on top the last, Pickles the cat looked greener, his eyes taking on a zombie-like hue. Leanne had already resigned herself to never finding Pickles, figured he probably did look more like a zombie cat – mashed by car tyres – than the blurry cat in the photo taken when he was a kitten. But Madeleine was determined that her pet would return, if only they tried, so Leanne printed off twenty-five copies of the poster.

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    Converge

    By Tristan Foster

    This is the beginning. In the ocean-blue dawn we begin with the moment before the eyes adjust after blinking; the moment after the eyelids shut and open and light meets the retinas again.

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    DanceThe Drover's Wives

    By Ryan O’Neill

    Hey everyone, do you want to learn the dance that’s sweeping the nation?

    You do? Far out!

    Let’s do The Drover’s Wife!

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    List of Ingredients

    Ever wondered what this old Australian classic contained? You’ve got to read the fine print :)

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    Cosmo QuizAre you a Drover's Wife?

    By Ryan O’Neill

    Finally, a quiz to test what kind of wife you should be!

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    PlagiarismThe Cowboy’s Wife by Hank Larson (An extract)

    By Ryan O’Neill

    The three-roomed cabin is built of round wood, adobe, and oak, and floored with adobe…

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    Round-Up: Hi July

    By Rebecca Slater

    Here’s what’s going down this first week of July.

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    Editor’s Note

    By Elena Gomez

    Elena Gomez reflects on the process of editing The Other Shore by Hoa Pham.

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    Calling all EditorsViva La Novella 3 is on

    Viva La Novella is on again and this time we want to find 3 brilliant editors to join in the adventure.

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