Voiceworks #128 Grain


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 #128, ‘Grain’, brings you more of the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics and visual art by young Australians.

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Voiceworks issue #128, ‘Grain’ is brimming with exciting new fiction, poetry, nonfiction, comics and visual art by people under the age of 25This issue shines a spotlight on writers and visual artists from South Australia, with cover design by Tyberius Larking and illustration by Emma Hough Hobbs, all intricately designed by Cecile Richard. 

In Grain you can find essays that explore recovery from cancer, memoir that grapples with sport, masculinity and queerness, creative nonfiction that maps family lineages through bodies of water, and more. Grain’s fiction includes a foray into friendship and formaldehyde at a music festival, a satirical and experimental short story on belonging, and visions of anti-capitalist romance in an apocalyptic future. In poetry, you can find concrete poems about eggs, as well as lyrical verse about crushes, pigeons and scientific discoveries. Pore over comics and visual art about dragons, rice baths, swimming lessons and more.

By purchasing this issue, your support ensures that we continue to provide young writers with feedback, development opportunities and more. A big congratulations to all our contributors, and thanks to all our readers and subscribers. We hope you enjoy poring over Voiceworks #128, ‘Grain’! 

Featuring: Helen Karakulak / Louise Lim (slowdairy) / Solomiya Sywak / Dean Plesa / Mia Guerrieri / yolkmoose / DJ Lux / Helena Pantsis / LJ Monk / Nnadi Samuel / Theo Ferris / Bronte Lemaire / Frances Grimshaw / Sudhashree Somers / Noa Shenker / Monique Nair / Theodora Galanis / Tara Grace / Zephyr Hopping / j.s.n / Talia Moodley / Megan Koch / Tyberius Larking / Emma Hough Hobbs 

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