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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.


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hello harvesters

Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who braved the wild, wintery Melbourne weather to join us for the launch of our fifth issue. It was a mighty cold June evening but  your warm souls helped fill the 1000 £ Bend Gallery for the celebrations. There were golden tickets (lost and found), a bounty of prizes claimed (including an ace Crumpler bag) and connecting conversations over mulled wine and cupcakes.

Many thanks to the spoken word performers who came and shared their work with us all. Hurrah for Josephine Rowe, Nathan Curnow, Ruby Murray, Maxine Clarke and David Astle.

Big cheers to Khancoban for their alt-country rock tunes, which lent a lovely musical bent to our event

And super thanks to our issue five cover artist, Dawn Tan, for allowing us to share her images of the night.

Now some big news for our harvest friends living in/near, or around Sydney.

Berkelouw Books in Newtown have very kindly offered to help us celebrate issue five with you all. harvest’s very own Davina Bell will be venturing up for the Sydney launch on Friday 25 June 2010.

Please come along to help celebrate issue number five at one of our lovely stockists, Berkelouw Books, from 6pm. There’ll be readings, wine and frivolity. We’d be delighted to see you there!

Berkelouw Books

6 O’Connell Street (just off King Street) in Newtown.

RSVP to writetoharvest@gmail.com.


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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:

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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!

harvest is back for 2009. We’ve been busy reading, writing and window dressing.

One of our lovely local stockists, Kids in Berlin (472 Victoria Street, North Melbourne) currently has a window dedicated to harvest.

Put together by Cassandra Carroll and Imogen Stubbs, the window is up until the first week of February. Escape the Melbourne heatwave by stepping inside the store and browsing the pages of issue one and two.

 

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With the Spring/Summer bumper issue making a splash across the shelves of all good bookstores and copies winging their way into your hands, the harvest team is escaping for an all too brief festive break (visiting family, friends, festivals and Orangutans), so we can return all sparkly fresh for the next issue in 2009. 

We’ve been busy securing  some new stockists right around Australia,  so please support us, and them, by visiting their shelves over the holiday season.

Yet while we’re bamboozled with images of snow and sleighs and summer days, the work has already started for our autumnal issue. Deadlines are now up for issue three.  It’s a staged approach for our little team. 

Please take some time to read the submission guidelines, check out our influences and browse the  current harvest pages.  

Feedback from issue two is still being forwarded out to all the folk who took time to submit but unfortunately we didn’t miss the Christmas postal crush. So until it’s delivered into your post box or inbox, everyone at harvest hopes you escape with  some fine summer reading and have a lovely festive season.

Cheer cheer from all the harvest team.

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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.

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!