Archive for December, 2003

non-hierarchical community building

Sunday, December 7th, 2003

non-hierarchical community building


This is a submissions call to creative types far and wide of a new type of

publication looking for writers and artists. UNDERGROWTH is a non-profit,

open-source collective putting together an ongoing anthology of Australian

writing for publication in a digital, downloadable magazine. We’re looking

for solid writing of a speculative/ science fiction edge that comments on a

consciousness/ spirituality, psychedelic perspective and how that relates to

the rapidly changing world around us now. We embrace street culture that

comments on socio-political alternatives, technology, green ecology, Gaian

consciousness, magick, the Archaic Revival, ethnobotany, psychedelic and

doof counterculture, New Paradigm themes and writing that helps point the

way to a sustainable future.

We are drawing on the enthusiasm and verve of a youth culture that embraces

collective collaboration, network building, new media, new ways of

expression and the fire in the belly that refuses to be extinguished by the

forces of corporate-military-industrial-infotainment Spectacle! Another

world is possible and indeed, happening all around! We hope to show that by

drawing on the techno-cultural possibilities of the present, a multiplicity

of positive futures is also possible.

We would love you to be part of our evolving network and are seeking short

fiction (500 – 6000 words), non-fiction, (up to 3000 words) poetry and art

(web sized jpegs please) , as well as people wanting to be involved in

production behind the scenes. We are attempting to do all this in an

‘open-source’, transparent model on-line, uniting creators through the Net

and encouraging discussion and non-hierarchical community building. So

please forward this call to interested parties and check us out @ or email us @

infoundergrowth at for further info.

{we live not underground, but in the undergrowth



Thursday, December 4th, 2003

courtesy Natasha Cho:


along with chris raja, i am guest co-editing an issue of meanjin with


asian-australian theme. we are looking for a variety of work – fiction,

poetry, essays and other non-fiction, scripts, zines, comics, visual


and anything else you might want to suggest. innovation is encouraged

and in fact we might get excited by it

you don’t have to be asian-australian to submit and you don’t

necessarily have to submit work that’s specifically about

asian-australian identity, cos it’s a funny old thing, this identity

stuff. surprise us

you also don’t have to be widely-published or a ‘big name’ to submit


you don’t necessarily have to submit work that’s specifically about you

being widely-published or a ‘big name’, cos it’s a funny old thing,


prestige stuff. surprise us

(note: due to australia council funding guidelines, only a limited

amount of work from overseas contributors can be accepted)

if you’re interested in submitting work or if you have any queries,

please contact me asap at

the meanjin website is at