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Spineless Wonders
  • Type of organization
  • Web address
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Established in 2011, Spineless Wonders is a unique indie Australian publishing house which showcases short stories on multiple platforms. It publishes single author collections, novellas and anthologies in print and digital formats. It hosts two annual writing awards, the Carmel Bird Short Fiction Award and the joanne burns microlit Award and each year it publishes emerging writers under 30 via Slinkies, its digital-only platform. The company also auspices Little Fictions, a show where actors read short stories to a live audience and it produces two literary podcasts. In 2016, it formed a multidiscipline artistic collective, #storybombing, which showcases Spineless Wonders’ short stories via installations, videos and interactive media.In 2018, Spineless Wonders established Microflix, a new film festival which awards short films.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Bronwyn Mehan
  • Contact title
    Director of Publishing
  • Publishes
  • Submissions policy
    Via the two annual awards, call outs for our Little Fictions program and submission to Slinkies, our digital platform for writers who are over 18 and under 30. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    2 - 2 months
  • Author Payments
    royalties, cash, copies
  • Contests
    The Carmel Bird Digital Literary and the joanne burns Microlit Awards are open to Australians living overseas. (See website for details)
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
    New South, Ingram
  • E-distributors
    New South, Ingram
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISBN Number
    9781925052428 9781925052398 9781925052404 9781925052329 9781925052367 9781925052350
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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