2 October 2020 #621



It’s time to pop on the kettle and find the sunniest spot at your place to curl up and get comfy; you’ve got a lot of reading to do! Now in its 16th year, The Big Issue’s Fiction Edition remains Australia’s biggest-selling fiction magazine, thanks to the generous support of The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.

With 16 extra pages, this bumper edition boasts 14 short stories, including new work from bestselling writer Bruce Pascoe, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelist Alice Bishop and award-winning author and poet Claire G Coleman. Plus, we bring you tales from 11 new talents whose stories were selected from a record 871 submissions – judged by Big Issue books editor and poet Thuy On, writer and editor Katherine Smyrk and the editorial team. Each story is brilliantly brought to life by Melbourne illustrator Janelle Barone’s specially commissioned artworks. Happy reading!

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