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Una Cruickshank’s satirical take on the 2013 federal election – Scout-style. The meeting convened in the Scout hall at exactly 7pm. Having made sure that all the parents had...

Dark Matter

Dinner With the Vittrekwas

Once a month we're swapping work with Canadian literary magazine PRISM to share our writers with a wider audience.

On Writing:

A Freelancer's Guide to Europe: London

Online editor Megan Anderson gives up a roof, friends and financial stability to write around Europe.

A Small Boy

PRISM International: Tweeting Stories

Social media isn’t exactly new, but it’s still something that writers have only recently begun experimenting with.

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

I feel this book almost directly correlates with Rory’s ‘awakening’ at the hands of bad-boy Jess.

A Bolt from the Blue and Other Essays by Mary McCarthy

It’s easy to imagine the precocious Rory Gilmore reading Mary McCarthy’s essays. McCarthy is perfect for Rory: clever, insightful and not easily swayed.