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Editorial - Issue 11:01

Issue 11:01Welcome to the first issue of Perilous Adventures for 2011. In this issue, we ring in some small but wonderful changes. First, we're delighted to welcome Sandra Hogan to our team, you can read her article on writing reports here, and her review of Nicki Greenberg's graphic interpretation of Hamlet, here.

Second, we're going bi-monthly. You can find details of our new submission, editing and publishing timelines on our submissions page.

With this issue, we are also launching the Perilous Adventures editor's blog. Pop on over to the blog to find out about upcoming opportunities for writers, read occasional short reviews, and to enter our Perilously short writing competition.

Our interview this issue is with the esteemed Australian novelist and non-fiction writer, Susan Johnson. In her interview, Susan talks wisely and widely about her practice as a writer, about writing sensuously, and about the terror and comforts of being an Australian writer.

This issue we also review The Pen and the Stethoscope, edited by Leah Kaminsky. Keeping with the theme of doctors who write, our classic works this issue are two stories from the great short story artist, Anton Chekhov: A Doctor's Visit and About Love.

We hope you enjoy this issue, and look forward to hearing from you.

warm wishes

Nike, Inga & Carla, eds

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Susan Johnson interviewed by Sandra Hogan


Enter your 100 word Great Australian Novel


Ninety Ten by Maria Arena

The Enemy Within by Nick Smith

Copper Bling by Samantha Bond

Remote Possibilities by Les Zigomanis


Writing Succinct One-Page Reports by Sandra Hogan


A Doctor's Visit by Anton Chekhov

About Love by Anton Chekhov


The Railway Chronicles - Episode Four by Carla Billinghurst

Nicki Greenberg's Hamlet (reviewed by Sandra Hogan)

Leah Kaminsky's (ed) The Pen and the Stethoscope (reviewed by n a bourke)