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Margaret River to collaborate with Singapore’s Ethos Books on anthology

writingWA has announced a collaboration between Margaret River Press and Singapore publisher Ethos Books to publish an anthology of previously unpublished short fiction

Due to be released in the third quarter of 2019, the anthology will include 10 stories by Singaporean authors and 10 stories by Australian authors, and aims to help readers discover new literary voices and connect with stories beyond their own borders.

writingWA CEO Sharon Flindell said: ‘We are excited to have brought Margaret River Press and Ethos Books together to co-publish these works. Both houses are strongly committed to publishing short fiction and to nurturing and launching exciting new literary talents in the genre.’

Margaret River Press publisher Caroline Wood said the anthology ‘is a great opportunity to bring West Australian stories and authors to an international audience’.

Ethos Books editorial manager Kum Suning said the publisher is looking forward to discovering unpublished talents and seeing how they interpret the issues that confront us in a time of geopolitical, social and economic anxiety. ‘What are our greatest fears? What are our common hopes? We are excited for the collection to dig deep and bring these questions to the fore.’

Discussion for the project began at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair and follows a similar collaboration in 2014, the children’s anthology Near & Dear (edited by Ken Spillman), which was published by writingWA with the support of the National Book Development Council of Singapore.

For more information, see the writingWA website.

 

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