Etchings Creative Journal
:etchingsmelb. is a quality publication with an international focus, dedicated to showcasing new work by emerging and established writers and artists.

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Founded in 2006, :etchingsmelb. has established itself as one of the prominent journals in Australia, attracting readers who not only enjoy a stimulating and thought-provoking reading experience but also like to be entertained.
 

Unthemed to begin with, each issue of :etchingsmelb. has been following a particular theme since issue 4. Themes are timeless, broad, and non-restricting, adding a smooth undercurrent to each collection.

To read excerpts from each issue, click on the cover images above, or go to the back issues section.
back issues

:etchingsmelb. is edited by:
Sabina Hopfer and Christopher Lappas (Editors)
Glenys Osborne and Ryan O'Neill (Fiction)
Heather Taylor Johnson (Poetry)
Janelle Moran (Reviews)

 
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Praise for :etchingsmelb.

There is proof here [Etchings 7] that strong pieces can come from established and emerging writers...While there is a sense of play in many of the contributions, Etchings remains a publication for those who take their literary journals seriously.
THE AGE 

...all the stories here [Etchings 5] are of a high quality. They are original and well-written; each of them is what Helen Garner has called "a little machine that works".
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Not only does Etchings 4 explore the various strands of vital and exuberant exchange of thoughts, it also canvasses pregnant pauses, cross-wires and other failures of communication.
THE AGE

Give a warm welcome to a new literary journal, especially one as committed to short fiction as Etchings ....
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Independent publisher to watch is the Melbourne-based Ilura Press....
THE AGE

A substantial poetry section, lots of fiction, two essays, and three ventures into art.
CANBERRA TIMES

Etchings, a lush publication.
AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW