The chance to edit Frank Moorhouse

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Article
Category
Subscriberthon 2017
Writing

‘Spider Town’, Frank Moorhouse’s first published short story, appeared in Overland #29, autumn 1964. We’ve rescued it from the archives, because Frank is keen for it to find new audiences, and also because there is one change he wishes he could make. We’ve given him the opportunity here, by republishing the story below, along with his marked-up correction.

We’re also giving readers the opportunity to edit the story – to tweak, comment on, alter, transform, to even create new endings and back stories.

Spider own_original illustration
Yes legs
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Polemic
Category
Activism
LGBTQI

Marriage Equality: the victory and the aftermath

At my sister’s twenty-first a few weeks ago, right in the middle of the postal survey, my cousin sat beside me and asked, ‘Have you voted yet?’ He must have known where I stood on the question: I’ve spent this year travelling to different university campuses around the country launching the yes campaign, running enrolment stalls, and building on-campus demonstrations.

Space exploration
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Announcement
Category
Events
Subscriberthon 2017

Subscriberthon Day One: Early birds catch many prizes!

Subscriberthon 2017 is here! So many marvellous prizes to be won – and a splendid magazine to support!

Anyone who subscribes, resubscribes or donates over the next week goes into the draw to win some spectacular prizes, including holidays, bikes, Nintendos, original artworks, locally roasted coffee, wine, workshops – and piles of books and subscriptions.

syd
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Review
Category
Reading
The city

Vanessa Berry’s Mirror Sydney: An Atlas of Reflections

In this book we are shown perspectives of lesser-known places on Sydney’s suburban fringes such as Hornsby, Warragamba and Turramurra; sleepy shopping arcades in Penrith; an abandoned theme park in Lansvale and a 1970s floating restaurant slowly disintegrating in Snails Bay. What emerges in these deftly observed urban essays is far more than a simple description of urban space and reminiscence.