Gallery Worthy Writing

Congratulations go to two contributors, Sasha Buntman and Suya Lee, to the Unprecedented Times anthology Tale Publishing launched just before Easter. Their poems were selected to be displayed as well as recorded and played at intervals for the audience of the new Monash Gallery of Art exhibition STAGES: photography through the pandemic. They weren’t the only contributors to be involved in the exhibition though, as one of the other writers, Erica Tippett, will lend her voice to the recording of the poems.

The exhibition runs through to the end of August and copies of Unprecedented Times will be available for purchase through the gallery’s bookshop. It is also available online as an ebook. The paperback will be widely available from the first of July thanks to our distributor, Woodslane.

Additional congratulations go to Rainie Zenith whose story from the anthology, Ernie, won the Monash Wordfest 2020 Short Story Competition.

With such talented contributors, it’s easy to see why the Monash Writers Group consider Unprecedented Times to be their best anthology to date.

What’s on for 2021

Tale Publishing was founded with the goal of publishing two or three books a year. Over the last five years Tale Publishing has been running, we have published twenty-five books, far exceeding our aim. We are very proud of this and of the fourteen authors whose works these represent. Additionally, we have published many authors in anthologies for the Monash Writers Group, about half of whom this represented their first published story.

In 2021, we have several new releases. In the first quarter we have:

Amber Khan’s When the World Came Together.

When people stop visiting, three little ducks set out to find why. Across the world, they encounter wonderous people in everyday places who share their stories. Inspired by true events from the human response to the pandemic including the Great Teddy Bear Hunt, this beautifully illustrated book defines our time.

Monash Writers Group Unprecedented Times (Anthology)

The theme of this anthology is Unprecedented Times. Not all the stories relate to the events of 2020, some are historical and others futuristic. The contributors write in a variety of genres, so there is sure to be something in this collection for every reader.

Gordon JR Smith Come on Board

This memoir is a tale of two boat cruises in the 1950’s. Told in Gordon’s unique style, it recounts how one voyage was fabulous and the other was troubling.

In the later part of the year we have one or two books planned for release, which are by existing Tale Publishing authors. More details on those as they become available.

After these publications, Tale Publishing will be aiming to adhere to its original two books a year plan as our publisher has recently started a PhD.

 

The First Line Launch


Last week it was Tale Publishing’s privilege to launch the Monash Writers Group Anthology, The First line. This was their second anthology after last year’s View from the Hill. This time, fifteen authors contributed to the anthology and, for about a third of them, it was their first time having something published. Giving new authors the chance to be heard is something we love doing, and the enthusiasm for the publication was infectious on the night.

Helping launch the event was Monash Councillor Lynnette Saloumi. Pictured here with the Chair of the Monash Writers Group, Robert New and again with the contributors to the anthology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This anthology involved each writer taking the first line of a story they like and using it as the starting point for a new tale. Some lines are famous, others obscure, but the works they have inspired are original and entertaining. From historical fiction, drama, science fiction, mystery, adventure and literary there is a story in this collection for every reader.

Copies can be purchased from https://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/0648327337/
https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-first-line-monash-writers-group/prod9780648327332.html

For stockist inquiries please contact Tale Publishing’s distributor, Woodslane, on +61 2 8445 2300 or email info@woodslane.com.au.