Editor’s Note: The End of Seeing

    Written by Nicola Redhouse

    Around two decades ago, book publishing entered a kind of eco-systemic metamorphosis. The traditional variables we had relied on to organise the way books were produced, read and sold all changed considerably. For the most part this meant a switch from typewriters to computers, paper edits to on-screen edits, print runs dominated by set price scales to more flexible print-on-demand capacities, and the production of e-books alongside paper books.

    I began editing during this period of flux, and in most senses have been part of the New World – only once during my work have I had to communicate with an author via telephone by necessity (the author was in a remote location with a notoriously bad postal-delivery record) and, though I give authors the option, I can count on one had the times I have delivered an edit on paper.

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    The End of Seeing: Extract Viva la Novella Winner 2015

    Written by Christy Collins

    Edited by Nicola Redhouse Artwork by David Henley

    Read the first chapter of Christy Collins’s heartbreaking short novel.

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    Unwelcome Warmth

    Written by Zoe Anderson

    Edited by Em Meller, Thomas Wilson Artwork by Yiscah Symonds

    Getting into the car, winter morning. So fucking early. All dark – just clouds, no sun. Getting into the car, winter morning: she pauses, because the insides of the windows are all fogged up. Fogged up like it’s warm in there.

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    Novella x 3 = :) The wait is nearly over!

    Written by Lucy Faerber

    Nothing but wall to wall Viva La Novella excitement.

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    Maize

    Written by Alex Menyhart

    Edited by Lily Mei, Em Meller Artwork by Yiscah Symonds

    The clouds came bulging over the plains like smoke. Juan saddled the bundle of maize on his back and looked behind him along the trail. He thought he saw a man, or the shadow of a man, the same texture and colour as the advancing clouds, following him.

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    The Hurt Each Other Club

    Written by Vincent Silk

    Edited by Alice Grundy Artwork by David Henley

    The yard is small and slopes downhill from the house. Buffalo grass on either side of a concrete path, a grey strip from the back door to a bunker, next to a mandarin tree, which is heavy with fruit in summer.

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    Two Silver Teapots

    Written by Tanya Vavilova

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Yiscah Symonds

    I share my pokey little flat with two teapots, a mamma and bubba, that clang and clink, moving around me. A nasty version of the castle kitchen in Beauty and the Beast.

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    My wife’s in the attic She's quite mad

    Written by Lucy Faerber

    Seizure has been busier than ever! You have no excuses! Enter, listen and weep.

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    The Bit in Between

    Written by Claire Varley

    One of Seizure’s favourite emerging writers just released her first book through Pan Macmillan. Here’s an extract to give you a taste.

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    Blind Date Interview #1 Meet Maria Lewis

    It’s Seizure TV! The YouTube channel inpired by the website that was inspired by the magazine. Here’s our first show, where our beloved Editor in Chief meets someone for the first time and has to interview them over dinner.

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    Berlin-Mitte

    Written by Holly Friedlander Liddicoat

    Edited by Thomas Wilson, Em Meller Artwork by Yiscah Symonds

    We saw the sky, cotton candy pink and Slush Puppie blue, turned the corner to a bright gold crease, cracking glass reflective, burning down red balconies – just brick, light and mortar.

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    Rhetoric The speeches we had to have

    Written by Patrick Allington

    Artwork by Luke Marcatili

    We’ve challenged four authors to write a speech in the voice of a politician or activist, living or dead. These are the speeches we might wished

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    Pauline Hanson Eviction Speech

    Written by Michelle Law

    Edited by Patrick Allington Artwork by Luke Marcatili

    The following is a transcript of Pauline Hanson’s eviction speech from Celebrity Big Brother 2025. On eviction night, Hanson’s speech was televised to the show’s remaining housemates (author and media personality Anh Do, R&B musician Seal and Olympic gold medallist Cathy Freeman) and millions of viewers across the nation, in what was the most watched and controversial series in the show’s history.

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    Robert Menzies The Forgotten People

    Written by John Birmingham

    Edited by Patrick Allington Artwork by Luke Marcatili

    Robert Menzies’s ‘The Forgotten People’ speech is a touchstone for conservatives, the source of Joe Hockey’s recent lifters and leaners rhetoric, for instance. The faithful return to it, decades after the world it described passed into history. It could use some updating, and Menzies, a politician who wasn’t afraid of a little populist social engineering, would be just the man to do it.

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