is an independent publishing house based in Melbourne. Founded by Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn in 2003, it advocates for new and emerging writers in Australia. Writer Julie Koh interviewed Louise and Zoe about the implications of new technologies for the work of Sleepers Publishing and other small presses across Australia.
This innovative collection of short-form writing is the secondvolume delivered by the online-meets-real-life salon SleepersPublishing, the brainchild of Melburnians Louise Swinn and ZoeDattner. Sleepers "advocates for new and established writers inAustralia", and seeks to foster "a creative way of looking at theworld". So far it's delivering well on both fronts.
The richest source of outstanding new talent in the short story, the Sleepers Almanac No. 8 is another wonderful collection of the best new fiction being written today. Packed with goodies for fans of short stories and avid readers alike.
"e;The anthology has a roominess of imagination, is undoctrinaire and inclusive. It's an excellent piece of editorship"e; (Sydney Morning Herald). The tenth and final instalment of the Sleepers Almanac - a rich and diverse collection of so...
Sounds enticing, doesn't it. This is where you need to be to hear Max Barry read, and to launch the fourth collection from Louise Swinn and Zoe Dattner's Sleepers outfit - there's poetry and cartoons as well as fiction involved.
Sleepers publisher, Zoe Dattner, does brilliant work, supporting new and alternative writing, and you’ll hear her speak about that at Bendigo Writers Festival when she hosts the panel, In Praise of Short, Sunday 9 August at 3pm.