Like most good things in life, my stint as co-editor of Going Down Swinging, Australia’s finest literary magazine, was all too brief.
I came on board for just one issue but the experience was fantastic: we selected over 140 pages of poetry and prose, along with a bumper eighty page comics section, making this issue one of the biggest (and, of course, best).
I was flattered to be asked to be MC for the launch of the issue in December 2006. Props to my co-editors Steve Grimwade, Lisa Greenaway and Mandy Ord. Here’s a quote from my editorial for the issue:
This is the first time I’ve ever worked closely with a group of fellow-editors and let me tell you, the GDS editorial meetings are barnstorming affairs, where the seemingly impossible task of selecting a book’s worth of content from thousands of submissions takes on epic proportions. I’d like to be able to say that these meetings were full of tears, tantrums and tie-breaks but the truth is, working with Steve and Lisa has been a fantastic experience.
To order copies or to find out more about submitting to GDS, visit the website.