Launch of South Australia’s new literary journal

Flinders University’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is proud to support the launch of South Australia’s new literary journal, Splinter.

Led by South Australian writer and journalist Farrin Foster, who was the founding editor of CityMag, Splinter will be a print journal showcasing the best writing from local, national and international writers.

Now open for submissions, the journal is published by Writers SA and is the first time the organisation has published a national literary journal in its near 40-year history.

CHASS Vice-President and Executive Dean Professor Peter Monteath says he is delighted that this initiative, driven by the College, has been realised with the support of all three South Australian universities, as well as Writers SA and Arts SA.

“The new journal represents a great opportunity for Flinders staff, students and graduates and a chance to raise the profile of creative writing in South Australia,” says Professor Monteath.

“The success in establishing the journal underlines the strength and profile of the Creative Writing program at Flinders.”

The journal will have a dedicated advisory committee including Flinders University staff member Associate Professor Amy Matthews, as well as other esteemed South Australian writers including Ali Cobby Eckermann, Benjamin Madden, Dominic Guerrera, Jane Howard, Jessica Alice, Jessica White, Katherine Tamiko, and Kylie Maslen, alongside Writers SA’s CEO, Laura Kroetsch.

Published biannually, the journal is now inviting submissions across fiction, non-fiction and poetic forms, particularly works that push boundaries, asks big questions and have strong points of view.

“A literary journal is a living and breathing thing. It responds to unrest, to flux – there’s no one better than a writer to take the temperature of the times we find ourselves struggling through,” says Farrin Foster.

“For the first issue of Splinter, we want writing that is formally audacious and that isn’t afraid to speak honestly. Australian literary journals have a rich tradition of being bold, dangerous and surprising. I want Splinter to be all of that, and also to be fun.”

Submissions are now open through the Writers SA Submittable page and will close on July 22, 2024.

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