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Bareknuckle Poet Anthology Vol.3 2018

Bareknuckle Poet Anthology Vol.3 'Dorothea Mackellar' Best Australian Writing 2018

Bareknuckle Poet Anthology Vol.3 2018 

Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 2018 Best Australian Writing with award winning author Venero Armanno in the ring as short fiction editor is now open for submissions of short fiction, creative/non-fiction, essays and poetry. 2018 is Bareknuckle Poet’s third print anthology and will be published in November filling the gap left by the demise of the ‘Best Australian…’ series previously published by Black Inc. We don’t like ‘themes’ but each year we dedicate an issue to one of Bareknuckle Poet’s favourite writers to coincide with the anniversary of their most important works, or on the year they left us.

Considering the constraint of publishing a ‘Best Australian Writing’ edition this year the editorial board is calling for texts written ‘from’ and ‘in’ this country. Submissions for Vol.3 are restricted to the following: Australian citizens, residents of Australia, and refugees incarcerated by Australia.

For possible inclusion for 2018 work must be contributed to and published by Bareknuckle Poet online between the dates of March 21st & September 1st 2018.