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Sanders to leave ‘Meanjin’

Melbourne-based literary journal Meanjin is searching for a new editor after Zora Sanders announced she will leave the position in 2015.

Sanders, who was promoted from deputy editor to editor in 2013, told Books+Publishing she is returning to university to study a Masters of Material Cultural Conservation.

Sanders said her proudest moments at Meanjin ‘are when readers have a strong, visceral reaction to the writing we publish’.

‘I don’t know if I can choose favourite pieces, but I think the “Meanjin Papers” series has been particularly strong this year with essays from Paul Daley, Liam Pieper, Anwen Crawford and Ashlynne McGhee. Paul Daley’s essay on the Indigenous remains still held by our public institutions is an essay that continues to haunt me.’

Sanders said she was ‘proud of opening Meanjin up to new a wide variety of voices, people who may not see themselves as part of a pre-existing literary community’, and ‘proud that sometimes authors go on to great things on the back of a publication in Meanjin (and their own hard work of course!)’.

Meanjin is currently advertising for a new editor here.



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