June Writing Contest

Cash Prizes Awarded: $100, $50, $50.

In response to text or pictures below, send us a poem, story, opinion piece or rant and we will publish your submissions.

Guidelines:

Rene Magritte The Lovers

René Magritte – The Lovers – Paris 1928

 

Inside the Tea Rooms at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Archives Office of NSW.

Inside the Tea Rooms at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Archives Office of NSW.

 

 

“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” - Fran Lebowitz, 'The Fran Lebowitz Reader'


Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave. - Stephen Fry


If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets. - Haruki Murakami - 'Kafka on the Shore'


She felt the abyss of disenchantment. — Gabriel García Márquez  - 'Love in the Time of Cholera'


no little man from Customs and Immigration stands at the doors of memory or imagination demanding to see your passport. - Janet Turner Hospital, 'North of Nowhere, South of Loss'
 
Brian Robinson …and meanwhile back on earth the blooms continue to flourish 2013 wood, plastic, steel, synthetic polymer paint, feathers, plant fibre and shell 200.0 x 350.0 x 50.0cm. Artwork courtesy of the artist and Mossenson Galleries

Brian Robinson

…and meanwhile back on earth the blooms continue to flourish 2013.      wood, plastic, steel, synthetic polymer paint, feathers, plant fibre and shell.             Artwork courtesy of the artist and Mossenson Galleries

 

Several Circles – Vasily Kandinsky. 1926 (Guggenheim)

Several Circles – Vasily Kandinsky. 1926 (Guggenheim)

 

Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion - Francis Bacon

one figure from Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion – Francis Bacon

 

painting by john Singer Sargent 'Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose'

john Singer Sargent ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily Rose’

 

There is a smell in the air today as though the
town is perfumed. You have always wanted to leave. When
you found your daughter in the neighbour’s pool, the town closed
in. People think they own you. Advice like sugar or poison on
everybody’s tongues, but nothing to be learnt. 
- Lucy Williams - 'the crows in town'

(It started with a kiss, kiss & made it better, kissed the pain away, kissed
the ring, kissing stone, kissed my feet, kissed a frog, kissed & made up,
kissed my ass, kissed & told, sealed with a kiss, kissed the sky, kissed Jimi
Hendrix & his long kiss goodnight, kiss of death, kissed goodbye, kissed
me like you meant it.) 
- Heather Taylor Johnson - 'Kiss'
Suphakaln Wongcompune

photo by Suphakaln Wongcompune