Voiceworks is Australia’s premier youth literary journal, published quarterly by Express Media. For 30 years, we’ve been the stomping ground for remarkable young storytellers and have fostered some of Australia’s greatest literary talents.
Voiceworks Issue #106 ‘Motive’ is on the search for queer identities hidden in haunted photographs and canned rom-coms, dog parks and campsites. Inside you’ll find fiction that explores fantasy desertscapes, nonfiction that asks if clubfoot is the key to outsider art, and poems that speak to each other. ‘Motive’ is a menagerie of curiosities. Go on, step inside. You’ll meet murderous kookaburras, clever octopuses and a boxer—the dog kind—called Lionel Rose.
We hope Voiceworks #106, ‘Motive’, piques your curiosity and gets you asking questions. Thank you for your support, which ensures we continue to provide young writers with feedback, development opportunities, and a safe space for experimenting and publishing their work.
Featuring: Aaron Searcy / Alberto Di Troia / Alex Griffin / Angus Dalton / Benjamin Meurs / Camilla Eustance / Chloë Reeson / Claudia Chew / David C. Mahler / Dylan Thomson-Barney / Emma Kate Lewis / estherandhowl / Finbah Neill / G. E. Young / Harry McLean / Hayley Francis / Holly Friedlander / Liddicoat / Jack Francis Musgrave / Jeremy Nadel / Jillian Tan / Madeline Bailey / Michael Stratford Hutch / Nikki Wilkinson / Perri Roach / Saaro Umar / Sherryn Groch / Zhi Yi Cham