Voiceworks #117 Hum


Voiceworks is an Australian literary journal, published quarterly by Express Media, featuring and produced entirely by people under the age of twenty-five. For thirty years, we’ve provided young writers with space to develop, experiment and publish their work. Voiceworks Issue #117, ‘Hum’, brings you more of the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics and visual art by young Australians.

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Hum is bursting with brilliant writing and art from talented young people. Fiction in this issue pays a visit to the lone inhabitant of a crumbling seaside city in the (perhaps not-so-distant) future, accompanies the young daughter of a witch as she carries out her mother’s instructions for a destructive spell, and hangs out with an elderly woman who has just discovered the joy of podcasts. In nonfiction, we bounce around the page following thoughts on everything from what’s in a calorie to the elusive nature of time, learn the art of glassblowing, and delve into the changing cultural perceptions around the ‘gay walk’. Poetry examines family, food, love and identity, and comics ruminate on both silence and noise.

In this issue you’ll find oysters, lizards, eggs, Tyra Banks, a solar eclipse, Chekov and more!

Hum’s beautiful cover art is by Shae San Sim, and internal illustration is by Elmira Cheung.

Featuring: Munira Tabassum Ahmed / Melissa Bandara / Ryan Bautista / Brianna Bullen / Harriet Donnegan / Ira Francis / Lou Garcia-Dolnik / Avery Garrick / Gillian Hagenus / Carolyn Huane / Anna-Rose Kirchner / Jes Layton / A.C. Ledgerwood / Janiru Liyanage / Giselle Martin / Bridget Melville / Alex Menyhart / Clare Millar / Za Noon / ppdans / April Rasmussen / Charlotte Smee / Lena Wang

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