2012 has been a big and tumultuous ride with Island and we’re celebrating with a Summer issue packed to the brim. The final issue from guest editor Dale Campisi, Island 131 features a gorgeous photographic essay from Austrian-Tasmanian Ilona Schneiders of Queenstown, a visually paradoxical mining town on Tasmania’s rugged West Coast as well as an essay from Island’s very first editor, Andrew Sant ‘On Being Transported.’In Island 131 you’ll also find an eclectic range of essays on diverse subjects – including the history of the mini-break for the literary set by Mel Campbell, the future of short fiction and the demise of Wet Ink, by the fiction editor of Wet Ink, David Sornig and a reflection on long journeys without cigarettes by Robert F Coleman. The two winners of this year’s Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize, Fiona Hile and David Bunn’s winning poems are in here as is some exciting new fiction –including stories by Jennifer Mills, AS Patric and Robyn Mundy . These stories will take you from arctic exploration to the red centre and then, just down the street.
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