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Lit magazine ‘Seizure’ relaunches

Literary magazine Seizure relaunched in January with a new website that replaces the biannual print magazine.

The website will be updated each week with new writing, which will be kept behind a paywall, or in a ‘members’ lounge’.

Seizure editor-in-chief Alice Grundy told Books+Publishing that the website ‘will become the new flagship’ of the literary magazine. ‘Here we can keep the experiment going of what it means to be a literary magazine in this day and age and set all new precedents that people with more funding can copy.’

Grundy said that using a paywall will allow Seizure to ‘pay the writers with money earned from readers who are interested in their work’.

Seizure was founded in 2010 as a ‘launchpad for Australian writing’ and has produced six print magazines. In 2013 it published the first winner of its Viva La Novella project and launched its Stepping Stones project, which aims to create career pathways for editors.

 

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