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Submissions Now Open for Cordite 39: Jackpot!

As with all themed issues of Cordite, we will accept up to five poems per submission. What’s the bigwig in the photograph telling you? Maybe, at some point and in some way, you have hit the jackpot. Perhaps you’ve only …

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Q&A with Kent MacCarter

Kent MacCarter is Cordite’s new Managing Editor. In the Hungry Middle of Here, his first collection of poetry, published by Transit Lounge Press, was reviewed in Cordite in 2009. In 2012, another poetry collection, Ribosome Spreadsheet, will be released as …

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So long – and thanks for all the poetry!

This issue of Cordite Poetry Review is my last as Managing Editor. After eleven years I feel that the time has come for renewal and fresh energy. Therefore I’m also very pleased to announce, after a lengthy selection process, that …

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Work: A Cordite-Prairie Schooner Collaboration

Cordite is excited to announce a special collaboration with Nebraska-based literary journal, Prairie Schooner. The collaboration, entitled ‘Work’, is the first in what promises to be an exciting ‘Fusion’ series, wherein Prairie Schooner teams up with innovative journals from around …

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Coming soon: Cordite-Prairie Schooner Fusion!

Cordite is very excited to be involved in US journal Prairie Schooner’s Fusion series; in fact, we’re the first cab off the rank, with a special WORK co-feature due online in February 2012. The feature will include fifteen poems from …

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HNY 2012 to our contributors and readers

On behalf of the Cordite editorial team and the world’s bison population, I’d like to wish all of our contributors and readers a (belated, but) happy new year, and a glorious 2012! I hope that the new year brings you …

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Simply the Best: Cordite’s 2011 Top Thirty

Well, this is starting to look like a tradition. We’re proud to present the fourth installment of the Cordite Top Thirty, following humbly in the footsteps of 2008, 2009 and 2010, this time with added bonus commentary. Oh yes, it’s …

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Tiny Steps: the Electr(on)ification of Cordite

Cordite 36: Electronica has been a fascinating and challenging issue to put together. It contains forty new poems, fifteen spoken word tracks, a dozen features and, for the first time, a selection of multimedia or ‘e-lit’ works. Bringing together these disparate types of content raises an interesting question for Cordite as an online journal. Have we finally broken through that invisible barrier between ‘text-based journal’ and ‘online journal of electronic literature’?

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David Prater: Hits & Online Readership

Frank Moorhouse's article in The Sunday Age (full text here) discusses the ongoing Meanjin 'controversy' in a much-needed context: that of the troubles currently facing print magazines, as well as some of the problems facing online magazines in Australia.

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