Spineless Wonders Bravely Wanders Into the Fray

There’s a new Australian publisher in town. Congratulations to Spineless Wonders, who have just published their first book, Julie Chevalier’s Permission to Lie. Why ‘spineless’? According to the website, “because [our stories will] be delivered to readers via smart phones and laptops. Spineless Wonders stories are for any person, anywhere, who has a digital device and a little time on their hands… And for those who love to hold the book they are reading, there are hard copy publications too.(Yes, ones with spines).”

Mehan is casting a wide net, welcoming submissions in a variety of genres that includes “contemporary realist, black comedy, steam punk, historical, literary, romance, psychological, mystery, crime, futurist, speculative and genres yet to be labelled”. And throughout July, Spineless Wonders is accepting submissions for a short story contest, for stories of a maximum 3000 words, to be judged by writer and publisher Sophie Cunningham and published in the publisher’s annual anthology. Here’s an interview with publisher Bronwyn Mehan at LiteraryMinded.

Permission to Lie is available to buy as a book on the Spineless Wonders site and as an ebook from Readings.

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