Yet another update… Magazine contributions (Murdoch Theatre in July Article), writing projects, submission schedule and weekly posts/monthly update decision
Metior Magazine: Theatre Articles & Reviews
There’s four plays happening at Murdoch University in July. Dracula (July 7th-9th), The Mummy Rises (July 14th-16th), Frankenstein (July 21-23rd) and Circle (July 28th-30th). I’m contemplating whether not I should to an article just for Circle, I just need to find stuff to write about without spoiling the plot.
On Thursday 7th I’ll be watching Dracula, submitting the review, and hopefully published on Friday. The play starts at 7:30pm at Nexus Theatre. (near Carpark 3, South Street Campus)
Projects: Writing Schedule & Submissions
I have 5 short stories, 5 scripts, 2 novels and 3 article queues (Website-weekly posts, Metior-Non-fiction, and Metior-Fiction) For the short stories, four of them I’ve chosen a writing competition to submit to. I’m keeping track of magazines/literary journals based in Western Australia and elsewhere. The two main writing centres in Perth are Peter Cowan Writers Centre and Katherine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writers Centre. There is also Writing group based in Fremantle (OOTA), which I’ve considered joining…or maybe seeing if there’s anything based in Murdoch/Murdoch Uni.
The first Short fiction deadline I’m focused on is July 14th for Southerly Journal (Sydney-based). Though I don’t know if I can finish in time, I’ll be starting to work to deadlines while I also study. I won’t be focusing on all 15 writing projects at once, just establishing the forms I’ll be gaining experience in/practicing. Other submissions include: Crystal Waters to KSP and a travel-themed story for Overland (September). I haven’t decided on what to submit to Westerly yet.
Website: Weekly Posts & Monthly Updates
I’ll be posting monthly updates alongside weekly posts on the website starting soon… Monthly Updates will follow the same template I used in this post (5 subheadings). Weekly posts will mainly follow on from my university studies and interests. Otherwise they might feature currents issues, things I enjoy or suggested topics/themes. It really depends on my university schedule and my time management. At minimum I’d probably just be responding to university readings, topics or related issues covered in the units I’ll be studying. (PRO101 Social Media, CMS102 Contemporary Culture and BAR150 Ideas and Identity)
Metior Magazine- Theatre review, ‘Dracula’ directed by John King (Murdoch Uni)
Southerly Journal- Next issue Submission, Short fiction on the theme of Words & Music (Don’t know if it will be published yet, will keep people updated by using the Coutdown on the right sidebar.)
Metior Magazine- Theatre Review, ‘The Mummy Rises’ directed by Tim Brain (Murdoch Uni)
Reflections & Discussions
- I’ve narrowed down what I should focus on
- I’m figuring out the forms I’d like to write in: Articles/Reviews, Short Fiction, Scripts and Novels. Where to find places to submit and developing a schedule.
- I’ll be trying to post more regularly to the website, even if it has to be university related so I don’t get too behind in my studies.
- Any suggestions, feedback, questions or discussion starters are welcome!