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Published: Who’s Looking Out for Male Writers?

I have a polemic on the Overland blog today, about my incredulity with respect to a forthcoming all-men anthology from Black Inc. It’s called Where There’s Smoke. Here’s a bit of what I say in said polemic: The single worst

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Posted in Me and my opinions, people who are nice enough to publish me

Nanoreview: Lorrie Moore – Self-Help

When you were six you thought “mistress” meant to put your shoes on the wrong feet. Now you are older and know it can mean many things, but essentially it means to put your shoes on the wrong feet. I

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Poetry Payment Rates

Late last year I and a couple other poets were talking about how much poets get paid for their poems. It occurred to me that I didn’t know which journals paid what, if anything. It could be the doing-it-for-the-love-of-it aspect

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Posted in the writing process, there's lots of opportunities if you know when to take them

Newstead Short Story Tattoo 2011

Newstead’s premier biennial literary event returns this May with a cavalcade, a cornucopia, a veritable concupiscence of practitioners of the short form descending upon the unprepossessing hamlet between 13 and 15 May 2011. It’ll be a pretty chockers weekend, with

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Posted in gigs, short stories

How do you actually spell “ebook”, anyway?

Is it hyphenated or intercapped or all-one-word-lower-case or what? Anyway I’ve got one. An ebook. I used the delightful expertise of the folks over at smashwords to render Heroes and Civilians, my creative commons free-to-download short story collection, into formats

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Published: A Billion Tiny Lights

I’ve got a story in the latest issue of Aurealis, which also happens to be that magazine’s 20th anniversary edition as you’ll note from the stylish cover detail above.This is very exciting for me, for a couple of reasons.  Aurealis

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Posted in i would like to recommend these people's writing, people who are nice enough to publish me, short stories, the writing process

Reviewed: Heroes and Civilians

A nice little referrer email comment reminder thingy cropped up in my inbox this morning. Seems that Thomas DeMary from PANK magazine has done a review Heroes and Civilians, which the more frequently visited among you will know as my

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Posted in but enough about me - what do YOU think of me?, hee hee hee hee heeee, Heroes and Civilians, reviews
About Adam

I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

I'm currently working on "Dance to the Anticlinal Fold", a spoken word walking tour that will be part of the Castlemaine State Festival in 2019. Find out more about the show here.

Bookings for public appearances can be made through Booked Out Speakers Agency

This website was created on Dja Dja Wurrung land.
contact: adamatsya@gmail.com
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