Westerly (Australian literary magazine)

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Westerly is a literary magazine that is produced at the University of Western Australia English Department since 1956.[1] It is currently publishes two issues a year.

It has endured various changes in editorship and changing fortunes in funding and academic fashion. It has been an important long standing literary magazine that has carried poetry, short stories and articles by many important Australian writers.

The Westerly archives are housed in Special Collections in the University of Western Australia Library. In July 2013 the magazine started a website.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Westerly Magazine launch new website". University of Western Australia. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  • Bennett, Bruce [et al.] (1993 Westerly looks to Asia: A selection from Westerly 1956-1992 Nedlands, W.A : Indian Ocean Centre for Peace Studies in association with the Centre for Studies in Australian Literature, University of Western Australia, 1993. Monograph (Indian Ocean Centre for Peace Studies) ; no. 6. ISBN 1-86342-193-9
  • Bennett, Bruce and Peter Cowan, eds. (1978) .Westerly 21: An anniversary selection Fremantle (W.A.): Fremantle Arts Centre Press. ISBN 0-909144-10-9
  • Bennett, Bruce, (2005) Westerly through the rear-view mirror. (A brief history of the literary magazine). Westerly, Vol. 50 (2005), p. 13-17.

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