Fiction Hits the Streets

On Monday the special fiction edition of the Big Issue officially hits the streets.

Vendors will be selling a magazine that includes new pieces from Michel Faber,Toni Jordan and Christos Tsiolkas. Deputy editor Melissa Cranenburgh reckons it’s one of the Australia’s most widely read magazines still publishing short stories. “With a readership of more than 154,000 the Big Issue’s fiction edition is one of the most widely read fiction magazines in Australia,” Cranenburgh says.

Last year the fiction edition sold out and this year they’ve crammed in another 8 pages to accommodate all the new stories. But as with every edition of the Big Issue, Cranenburgh is keen to point out that the five bucks cover price is a “chance to support the vendor standing in front of you.”