Getting published panel discussion 

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This month our Melbourne panel will be all about how to have your work published in magazines and literary journals. At this panel we will be bringing together editors from prominent Melbourne-based publications who will share what they love to see in a pitch or submission, mistakes for new writers to avoid and other must-have industry knowledge. If you’re just getting started in your writing career, this panel is not to be missed!

Joining our panel will be some crucial voices in the Australian publishing scene; Hella Ibrahim founder and editor of Djed Press and Jini Maxwell co-director of National Young Writers Festival and editor of The Lifted Brow.  The panel will be moderated by our founding editor Bonnie Stevens. You can read more about our panellists and their practice below!

Limited early bird tickets are on sale now, so head to Eventbrite to book your ticket! 

Tickets & Details

When: Thursday 23rd August 2018
Time: Doors open 7pm for a 7.15pm start
Where: Mechanic’s Institute Brunswick: 280 Sydney Road Brunswick
Buy Tickets to our Melbourne panel at EVENTBRITE

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Hella Ibrahim
Hella Ibrahim is an Egyptian-Australian Muslim editor with a passion for activism through writing and publishing. She works as an editor at Jacaranda on weekdays, and is the founder and editorial director of Djed Press, an online publication that provides a paid platform for creators of colour. 




Photo by Rachael Anger

Jini Maxwell
Jini Maxwell is a writer and arts worker based in Narrm. She is co-editor of prominent Australian literary journal The Lifted Brow, and co-director of National Young Writers Festival.





panel host 

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Bonnie Stevens

Bonnie Stevens is the founding editor and publisher of mous. magazine, the founder and host of monthly panel discussions series INFORM and a former content editor for ASOS AU. Her work has appeared in publications such as SBS Sexuality, Archer Magazine, Global Hobo and Inside Out. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the QLD Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award.