Best Australian Essays

Two pieces of news. Best Australian Essays has published a ‘best of the decade’ book, and it pissed me off how closely they stuck to recognised ‘names’ in essay writing. I have a conflict of interest having had an essay in one of the annual collections.  So take it as sour grapes.  Then again I guess profile is what sells books and it is a commercial venture.

Secondly, I just got an email inviting me to submit an essay for this year’s collection. There ain’t nothing to submit at this stage, but who knows? In any event, Troppodillians may wish to submit, or to draw others’ attention to great Australian essays in comments. Anyway, below the fold is the email with instructions on entering.

Dear Nicholas Gruen,

Black Inc. is pleased to announce that Cate Kennedy will edit The Best Australian Stories 2011, John Tranter will edit The Best Australian Poems
2011 and Ramona Koval will edit The Best Australian Essays 2011.

We are now inviting submissions for this year’s anthologies, and we would be delighted if you would consider submitting your work. If you’d like to, please post your submissions to:

Best Australian Submissions
c/- Black Inc.
37-39 Langridge St
Collingwood 3066

Previously published works must have been published after 1 August 2010. The deadline for story submissions is 1 July 2011, while the essay and poem submission deadline is 1 August 2011.

If you have any questions about the anthologies, please feel free to get in touch.

Thanks and best wishes,
Kate Goldsworthy

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Jacques Chester
Jacques Chester
13 years ago

Are these guys the same mob as Crikey’s publishers? I get confused from time to time.