Coastlines anthology

Coastlines is Southern Cross University’s School of Arts and Social Sciences creative writing anthology.

Cover of publication

Coastlines 7 was produced by students in Introduction to Editing and Publishing in 2018. It includes 27 contributions from SCU Writing students. The cover and introduction were also designed and written by students in the Coastlines Production Team.

Coastlines 7 invites you to plunge onwards towards the eternally hidden future of the horizon. With the grip of the past on our ankles, these narratives ask, how do we move forward? How do we love and liberate our ghosts? Can we gather the best of ourselves and leap up into the blue expanse? Or will we sink, fossilise in the hubris, hardship, and heartache we hold?

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Coastlines 6 cover

Coastlines 6 was produced by the students of Introduction to Editing and Publishing in 2016. It has 40 contributors from the Writing program, with poetry, prose, script and images. It is a dark anthology – perhaps responding to the zeitgeist – of loss and yearning. But the work is not without humour, and a sense of resilience triumphs. Among the emerging writers are those who have work published elsewhere in anthologies and journals. It was launched on Open Day in August 2017 at the Lismore Campus, by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker, with Honours graduate, Lachlan Rutherford as Facilitator.

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Coastlines was first published in 1999. It is produced by writing staff and students, with submissions from first-year students through to PhD candidates (including staff in a few of the early volumes). The publication has been developed within the context of a relevant unit of study in the Associate Degree of Creative Writing and the writing major in the Bachelor of Arts. The front and back covers of Coastlines, and the layout, have been designed by Southern Cross students, usually those studying art and design. Each volume of Coastlines is approximately 200 to 300 pages. Contributors have been selected from students studying both on campus and online from overseas and across Australia. The works published include prose, poetry and images.

Back issues

Covers of Coastlines editions 1-5