Congratulations to each and every one of of our first ever novella writers!
Over the course of 2016, a select group of young writers was invited to take part in an inaugural year-long writing program at the Sydney Story Factory. Their goal was to produce not just a fistful of poems, or a story, or a script, but a fully realised novella. The volunteers working with our budding novella-ists were there not so much as tutors but as mentors and peers, offering help and support while writing a novella of their own.
The Sydney Morning Herald covered the launch here.
At a proper and official book launch at Allen & Unwin we just launched novellas by:
Finbar Clayton - From a Hole In The Wall
Bindi Mutiara - A-R-D-E-N
Sebastian Wooldridge - The Life of a Man Who Was Given Power
Phoebe Lu - The Adventure to Find a Feather
Luka Bakota - Silver Lights
Lisa Choi - Shadows of a Thief
Briana Terman - Fragments & Shards
Congratulations also to two more novella-ists who are continuing their work in progress:
Grace Chen - Moving On
Sid Randall - Our Bow in Absentia
Huge congratulations to all of you. We are bursting with pride at all that you have achieved and hope you shout it from the rooftops for all to hear. And we cannot wait to see what you write next!
Browse and stroke and purchase the novellas in person at the Martian Embassy at 176 Redfern Street, Redfern. Or order a copy of your favourite - or ALL 7! - of these precious gems via the Martian Embassy and Gift Shop online.
Or you can print on demand via Booktopia or Fishpond from Jan 2017.
Plus, e-book editions are available via most e-book platforms, including Kobo and Booktopia.
Some very important thank yous...
These publications would not have been possible without the editorial teams at Penguin Random House and Allen & Unwin, and David Longfield of Longueville Media.
Thanks also to our generous donors and those who hosted dinners for our ‘Eat Your Words’ fundraising campaign.
A special Martian salute to our guest authors, Edrei Cullen and Holly Throsby, who offered a little extra inspiration.
And, last but certainly not least, thanks to our dedicated volunteers who worked alongside our novella authors every Thursday for the year-long novella writing program:
Alison Lyssa (also our proofreader)
On behalf of our novella authors, and the team here at the Sydney Story Factory, we thank you.