Verge, the short fiction anthology of Monash University, was first published in 2005, creating a space for emerging writers of Monash to showcase their best creative works.
Ever since, Verge has provided the students of creative writing a unique opportunity to not only be published, but also to be a part of the editing processes involved, thus serving as a stepping stone to further success.
Past contributors of Verge have also been selected to represent the Best Australian Short Stories Collection. Verge continues to play a major role in the success of Monash University’s Creative Writing Teaching Program.
- VergeAnnual is the official blog of Verge 2012.
In 2011, Verge was produced in a collaborative effort between Monash University’s Creative Writing Teaching Program and The University of Warwick’s Writing Programme and was launched at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival in Federation Square. This exciting anthology features work from upcoming talents from both universities!
Verge 2011 The Unknowable was launched by a prominent Australian academic, and various readings from both Monash and Warwick students followed. This was an exciting showcase of upcoming international talent at its finest!
The launch took place on Sunday 4 September 2011, at 2.30pm. It was held in The Cube, ACMI, Federation Square. The launch was a public event, everyone was welcome!
Further details are available in the Melbourne Writer’s Festival program.
Verge 2011: The Unknowable
Verge 2011: The Unknowable showcases the most exciting new writers to emerge from Monash University and the University of Warwick. An annual anthology of fiction and poetry in its seventh edition, Verge has an editorial committee of postgraduate students from the creative writing programmes of these institutions who all share a passion for the written word.
In 2011 Verge asked writers to journey beyond the edge of the known, to contemplate the incomprehensible and grapple with the unknown. Each story and poem in this volume touches on the mystery of the unknowable in a unique and graceful way.
This edition is the first to include contributions from students beyond Monash University and is thus a truly diverse collection. Much inspired by the initiatives and support of the universities’ creative writing programmes, this edition aims to capture an international audience.
‘The stories and poems in this mesmerising collection are well aware of the importance of putting one foot forward, then the next. They walk confidently. They have hit their stride. And it’s inspiring to go for a walk with them. But they also know that texts hop, skip and jump, texts dance, texts clasp their limbs to their bodies, texts do whatever they please.’
— Michael Hulse, University of Warwick
Purchase Verge 2011: The Unknowable
Verge is available in print and online. It can be purchased online in either version through the publishers, Monash University Publishing. Click here to purchase Verge.
ISBN (print): 978-1-921867-20-0
ISBN (online): 978-1-921867-21-7
For details, see the publication flyer (pdf). For more information regarding the sale of Verge 2011: The Unknowable, please contact the editorial team; or visit the Monash University Publishing website.
2011 Verge editorial team
- Catherine Noske (Monash University)
- Anna MacDonald (Monash University)
- Bethany Norris (The University of Warwick)
- Nicholas Tipple (The University of Warwick)
Verge in the Monash University Authors Library Collection
Verge in the Monash University Memo
- Launch of Verge 2007: Monash Anthology of Short Fiction 14 November 2007
- On the Verge of literary excellence 13 December 2006
SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2011 EDITION OF VERGE ARE NOW CLOSED. We encourage all interested students to consider submission to next year’s anthology, for which details will be released at a later date.
- Only one piece per contributor
- All short stories, creative non-fiction and poetry will be considered
- 3000 word limit
- Accompanying images will also be considered
- Document to be typeset in Times New Roman with double spacing and numbered pages
- Entries must include a signed copy of the Verge cover sheet 92 kb
How to enter
- Read the Entry Guidelines
- Complete the Verge cover sheet 92 kb
- Send your submission with the completed cover sheet as an RTF or Word document by email to the Verge Editor-in-chief.