Wet Ink issue 9
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Wet Ink magazine was an Australian magazine devoted to publishing new Australian writing, with an emphasis on new and emerging writers. Published quarterly, it featured fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, plus an interview with a writer and book reviews. Work published ranged from 'literary' to genre-based work. Works were complemented by photography, illustration and clever design.
It was founded in Adelaide in 2005 by a team of writers and readers who wanted to address the lack of publishing opportunities for new writers in Australia. It was funded through advertising, subscriptions, sponsorship and sales. In 2012 it was announced that Wet Ink was closing down due to financial reasons with issue 27 being their last publication.
Wet Ink published:
• creative non-fiction
• author interviews
• book reviews
Works published in the magazine by established writers include those by Thomas Shapcott, Michael Wilding, Kevin Brophy, Nigel Krauth, Ken Ruthven, Ouyang Yu, Marcelle Freiman, Nicholas Jose, Tim Sinclair and Brian Edwards.
Editorial Advisory Board
Wet Ink Short Story Prize
In March 2010 Wet Ink announced the creation of the Wet Ink Short Story Prize to mark their five years of publication. In 2011, following funding from the Copyright Agency Ltd Cultural Fund, the value of prizes were increased and the prize renamed the Wet Ink/CAL Short Story Prize.
- "Wet ink is closing down". Wet Ink Magazine Incorporated. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- Perry Middlemiss. "Wet Ink Short Story Prize". Middlemiss. Archived from the original on 4 March 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2011.
- "Projects supported by the Cultural Fund". Copyright Agency Ltd. Retrieved 4 March 2011.