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Last day of the Writers Festival. harvest’s morning session as part of the Magazine program at the Crate.

Our huge thanks to all our wonderful guests, participants and onlookers. A few snaps to share:

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Hola harvesters

Many thanks to you who joined Davina Bell at Berkelouw Books in Newtown to help celebrate harvest number five in our very first venture ‘up north’. Davina reported back on the wonderfully warm welcome that awaited her on arrival at Berkelouw, and especially enjoyed seeing (and also meeting), all you fantastic harvest supporters. We have to again say cheers to Anthony Levin and Ryan O’Neill for coming along and sharing their work with everyone. It’s great to have such terrific support from y’all. See some of the fun below.


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!

…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.

Hello you

We’ve had a flurry of late submissions for issue three so have decided to open up the inbox and extend the deadline. The poetry coffer is currently full, but if you’ve got a fiction or non-fiction piece you’d like to share, send it along to us before 15 March 2009

We’re also looking for any interested artists to get in touch. Art, illustrations, graphics, collage, photography – anything really. Submissions can be emailed to our art director at harvest.artwork@gmail.com

Take some time to read our guidelines or check out issues one and two. 

We can’t wait to hear from you.

Hurrah, our second issue has now successfully hit the streets after a bumper bash last Friday at the Order of Melbourne. It’s been another literary labour of love to bring out this  Spring/Summer edition. We hope you love exploring the words and art as much as we’ve loved putting it together.

It was another lovely crowd who came along and sweated it out on a steaming hot summer’s night. Thanks so much to every one of you who came along and supported us. harvest is so appreciative of your support, generosity and goodwill.

Big cheers to Geoff Lemon, Nathan Curnow and Paul Mitchell for providing a bounty of spoken word performances; to Imogen Stubbs for designing the projections that accompanied the evening; and, to Jacinta Shanahan for being the launch snaparazzi.

harvest magazine is also now a group on Facebook where we’ll post some more news and snaps. If you missed grabbing a copy of this sumptuous publication, contact us via writetoharvest@gmail.com or visit one of our fabulous independent stockists.

 issue two is for sale Waiting for the proceedings to begin Happy harvesters dot the landscape Embracing harvest  If you missed the limited edition postcard sets...

Where's the stage? Poetic projection Nathan Curnow takes the stage Geoff Lemon in the spotlight Russian raindrops

Happy harvesters  Reaching out A captive audience Geoff Lemon saves us with his commandments harvest talks

Can't wait to read issue two the co-founders take the stage Paul Mitchell reads The Family Game I heart harvest  harvest issue two


is coming … Not long now until the harvest team can finally look up from their proofing and editing and typesetting and feedback-ing to check out how the rest of Melbourne is faring under daylight savings. We’ve all been working around the clock to cultivate the next crop of fabulous pieces of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and art from Australia and the rest of the world.

Your submissions have been of such high quality that it’s once again taken us longer than expected to publish our next issue. So unfortunately the bad news is we’ll be sending back the feedback slowly but surely, by post and email. 

However the good/better/best news is that issue two is going to be a bumper Spring/Summer edition. Hurrah. So there’s even more fresh writing and art for you to feast on over the holidays.

We think we’ve created a really great ‘difficult second album’ and know you’ll be eager to have it in your home. On your bookshelf. By your bed. Under the Christmas tree. In your hand. Whichever way you choose, it’ll be available very soon. 

While the Melbourne launch details will be available soon, for our interstate harvesters, please keep checking this site as the list of stockists are growing. But don’t forget, no matter where you are, you can always purchase a copy direct from us. We do love hearing from you.

As Melbourne shivers its way through one of the coldest winters in 20 years, harvest has been donning the winter woollies and pounding the pavement with bundles of magazines for sale. We’ve embraced the warm glow of independent shops across Melbourne (and some small forays interstate), and been so very heartened by your online requests. Slowly but surely our handsome publication is getting out there…

But it hasn’t just all been battling broken brollies and ducking into heated cafes in search of the perfect chai latte this winter as your submissions have once again provided us with a bucketload of fine reading. The quality has been amazing and we’re overjoyed at the array of talent you’ve shown. 

With flecks of white apple blossoms starting to dot the suburban landscape, the harvest thaw has begun and we’re cranking up for a super Spring/Summer bonanza edition. The team are making some selections, and will soon start contacting you or sending through our feedback. It’ll take a bit but we’ll respond to all of you who have taken the time to submit as per the guidelines.

We’ve chosen a theme to begin and we’re now on the hunt for art, illustrations, graphics, collage or photography. Check out the artists page for some more details. Art submissions can be emailed to our art director at harvest.artwork@gmail.com by Monday 15 September.

*but please don’t send through your fiction, non-fiction or poetry submissions to that e-address, we’d love to still see it through writetoharvest@gmail.com 

Trust you’re keeping yourself toasty, enjoying the array of literary events around Australia, with a lovely copy of harvest by your side.

So there it was, a launch or two for harvest in Melbourne. We made it, and quite a lot of you did too. The numbers swelled as after more than 12 months of juggling our fulltime jobs, part-time studies and sometime lives, we managed to bring our labour of love to publication.

Thanks so much to Eurotrash for letting us drink and dance the night away on Friday 13th June and Readings Carlton for hosting us with warmth and wine on Saturday 14 June.

We love that you came along to show your support for our endeavours, braving the wild wintery weather that decided to accompany our launches. We loved it so much that we’re even prepared to show ourselves in some random, candid snaps, enjoying the festivities and fun of Friday night with you.

The weekend rundown included readings from Meg Mundell, Jack Cassidy and Andy Jackson, a toe-tapping spoken word performance from Geoff Lemon, a bountiful raffle and visual slide plendour from Imogen Stubbs. It was fast and furious but we hope to do it all again soon. 

So, here’s to the first issue of harvest!

harvest is happy to announce our two launch dates. There’ll be a variety of readings and poetry sets, music merriment, and mingling.

So spend an evening with harvest in the eclectic confines of the Eurotrash Bar Gallery or an afternoon browsing the shelves in the wonderfully warm surrounds of Readings Carlton. 

Choose one or both or even spread your time across the two. There’s much to hear as we take some time out to celebrate our brand new literary endeavour. 

Wish you were here!