Oh May, how quickly you’ve caught up on us. Your crispy, cold mornings, sunny afternoons and rain-soaked weekends have kept us under your thumb for far too long. But, now we’ve finally realised that we’ll be shackled to you no more, and while we planned to see harvest wrapped in autumn leaves, we think we might just prefer your Aunty June.

So dear harvesters, we’re happy to start celebrating our fabulous fifth issue with you.

If you’re Melbourne-based or bound on June 11th, please come and join us. Be lovely to see you there!


Hey happy harvesters

Yes, it’s true. It’s actually us. Back after a mini-that-became-maxi online break. We haven’t forgotten you and although we haven’t been postin’, we’ve also not been coastin’… There’s been a bumper batch of super literary pieces to read and relish– thank you for your submissions– and preparation is underway for a fabulous issue five to hit the bookstands towards the end of May.  Launch details to follow.

In the middle of this production, Davina had something to say on the SPUNC blog about The role of print journals in the digital age that you might want to check out. Join in. Discuss.  

If you feel like adding issues one to four to your collection, email us and we’ll organise a/some/many copies to come your way. And if you’ve got any events you want us to know about, drop us a line and we’ll add it to our current list.

Of course, if you want to send us some work, review the guidelines and email us your pieces. We’ll be looking to issue six shortly.

Stay well. See you again soon.

This festive season harvest is celebrating it’s fourth issue. Hurrah! We can hardly believe we’ve made a full cycle and would like to thank all of you lovely supporters and contributors for your kind words along the way.

Some congratulations to a few of our previous contributors on their recent submissions to The Age Short Story Competition! Ryan O’Neill (issue one, winter 2008) received 3rd place and will be published in The Age over summer. While Paul Mitchell (issue two, spring/summer 2008) and Emma Schwarcz (issue three, spring 2009) were highly commended.

If you want to know what lies beneath the sumptuous summer issue, you can order direct from us (quick- see the fabulous festive deal) or grab one from the bookshelves of our lovely stockists. Take a peek at the contributors by clicking here:

harvest issue four summer 2009/10

summer 2009/10

Greetings dear harvesters

To celebrate the yuletide, we decided to make you another issue of harvest. In the spirit of giving, we’re offering you our latest issue sent straight to you, beautifully gift-wrapped. What a Christmas treat!

And because we’d like harvest to brighten Christmas trees around Australia, we’ll do the same for your favourite friends and family, too. Say the word and the latest harvest, or a whole bundle of harvest, will arrive at houses wrapped and bedecked with splendiferous gift tags.

Issue #4 features midget stunt-people, haiku, bookworms and ladders and a couple of our ’09 literary crushes (swoon!). In fact, it’s packed so tight with fiction, non-fiction, columns, poetry and art, we’re already worried about how to squeeze it into an envelope.

**These special yuletide deals are available to Australian addresses only, and due to Christmas post, only via direct debit/bank deposit.

The brand spankin’ new summer issue #4 will be gift-wrapped and posted to your destination of choice for $20.

Or choose the festive bundle of issues 1-4 gift-wrapped in a mega-parcel and posted to your destination of choice for $50.

All you need to do to see harvest in the mailbox before Christmas is email us at writetoharvest@gmail.com for an order form, and make your payment before Wednesday 16th December.

Happy Festive Season!

Hola harvesters

We’ve been ploughing through the tremendous amount of amazing submissions (again, you astound us!) for issue four. As usual, this means the harvest team are working diligently to both produce the beautiful new Summer issue and also provide you with feedback. In the middle of it all we’ve had TINA, and markets and holidays…So, please be patient with us as we try to get this juggling act in order.

There’s one change on the harvest front as from issue four, we’d like to heartily welcome Josephine Rowe to the team. She’s taking over the helm as Poetry Editor, keeping your words in order. 

We’d like to say a huge thank you to Geoff Lemon (THANKS Geoff) for so splendidly steering the poetry pages from Winter 2008-Spring 2009. We’ve really loved having such a dynamic, enthusiastic and super sweet WordPlayer as part of the harvest team. Geoff’s given up the poetry reins to traverse the highways and byways of South America in search of the answer to the Headless Chickens’s tune, Dónde está la pollo? Buena suerte, Geoffrey Lemon!

magazines and raffles

Thanks for coming to help us celebrate the launch of issue three!




   Patrick O'Neil takes us travellingharvesting happy times




There's a theme   

Jessica Au reads









Maxine Clarke





Bar throng

My copydisplay copies

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Happy harvestersWhere's the stage






Enjoying the launch


The harvest editors are guests of Textual Fantasies on SYN FM this Saturday 5th September.

We’re joining co-hosts  Maddie Crofts and Estelle Tang, as well as the editors of stop,drop and roll, to chat about all things magazines.

If you’re in Melbourne and itching for some textual tunes, switch to 90.7FM between 1-2pm.

Textual Fantasies is a new show on SYN about reading and writing in all its forms. The show delves into the experiences of emerging and established practitioners and the resources available for literary creatives.

Springtime has come early with our beautiful new issue of harvest magazine. Our Spring 2009 magazine will be launched on Wednesday 19th August from 6:30pm.

If you’re in Melbourne, come and celebrate with us at Eurotrash, level 2 Gallery, 18 Corrs Lane, Melbourne. 

We’ve got readings from Jessica Au, Patrick O’Neil and Maxine Clarke. Love to see you there!


Spring harvest 2009

Spring harvest 2009



If you can’t make it, email us with ‘copy please’ in the subject header and we’ll commence commercial conversations.


…of  harvesters can unfortunately go array at the teeniest touch. Our keenly awaited issue three is still being coordinated by the team, with the release date now expected in early August. 

But be assured,  the harvest  train is coming back… it’s just been pulled slightly off-line by some filibusterous factors that are beyond our control.

Don’t forget if you haven’t yet had the chance to purchase our other issues from one of our sweet stockists,  email us direct at writetoharvest@gmail.com and we can organise some copies.

And please keep sending us your pieces! We’re aiming to have issue four on the boil very soon so if you have any fiction, non-fiction, poetry or art you’d like to submit, check out the guidelines and send it through.

Rather than dance around a mini-Stonehenge made of dominoes, the harvest team marked the winter solstice with a lavish high tea and then continued the assembling of issue three. We’re taking time to prune pieces and get-together good-looking art for those creamy, thick harvest pages. We hope to have a copy on your bookshelves towards the end of July…

A huge thank you to everyone that braved an icy cold Melbourne night and came along to support our fundraising efforts at Cinema Nova on 4th June. The snippets of conversations later overheard in Carlton’s bars and cafes indicated that the comedy about the film industry, WHAT JUST HAPPENED, generated some interesting chat from the harvest crowd. 

Thanks also to all the lovely fine literary folk who came and said hello to us at our stall at the Emerging Writer’s Festival Page Parlour on 31 May. We loved meeting you and hope you’ll come back and see us again soon.