Posts by Anthology Admin

A Virus is Not a Cure: Climate Change Will Remain an Issue After Covid-19

Sometime in March, while filled with dread over the impeding Covid-19 pandemic, I had one of those delightful yet tragically rare moments on social media where I found something that gave hope among the doom and gloom. The Venetian canals were clear for the first time in years.

Assimilation

Excerpt from Assimilation by Mary Stanley, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. Ferris stood at the edge of the gutter and looked out. Heaving metal skyscrapers grew out of the horizon. Smog blanketed the rooftops, the sky near indistinguishable from the silver cityscape. Behind the polluted clouds, the sun glowed a stale yellow...

Fighting Climate Change with Art

Climate change is a large and looming issue that affects us all. But between the worrying statistics, the scientific facts and the political ‘debates’, a growing sense of apathy has been occurring – and this can be more dangerous than climate change denial. Artists around the world are tackling this apathy with climate change artwork. Through sculptures, photography, paintings, apps and installations, the arts are engaging people on an emotional level to reignite the spark that gets people talking, marching and fighting for climate change action.

Intolerance

Excerpt from Intolerance by Sheree Strange, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. We’ve arrived early for dinner with my sister-in-law, and we’re staring wide-eyed around the restaurant. My husband looks impressed, and I’m sure I look anxious, because we are both noticeably under-dressed. It’s got a casual name, but this is without a doubt the swankiest establishment to which I’ve ever been granted entry. ..

koala bear sleeping in a tree

Climate Change and the Animal Kingdom

When we think of climate change, our concerns focus on our future. The effect global warming will have on us. And while it’s important to maintain our attention on the effects of global warming like rising sea levels and droughts, we often forget another important victim of climate change; animals.

2020 Anthology – Climate Change

As of last summer – now termed ‘Black Summer’ by some outlets – Australia has experienced its worst bushfire season in history. Over 2400 homes were lost, 81% of the Blue Mountains Heritage Area burned, 80% of people were affected by fire and smoke, and 800 million animals perished in New South Wales alone. This led to further environmental damage as it was estimated that the bushfires pumped between 650 million and 1.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air.

Suggestions on Writing Diversity

Suggestions on Writing Diversity

In the last decade, there’s been a push for authors to write more diversity into their works, and for publishers...

My Yesterday’s Bookmarks

My Yesterday’s Bookmarks

Excerpt from My Yesterday’s Bookmarks by Tom St. John, Student Anthology Power 2018. Hush, hush. Linda and Duncan are telling...

Genealogy

Genealogy

Excerpt from Genealogy by Belinda Paxton, Student Anthology Power 2018. It is late winter, and mornings such as these, cold...

Beating the Shame Stick

Excerpt from Beating the Shame Stick by Sophie Lipell, Student Anthology Power 2018. ‘There is a girl among you who...