A bi-annual literary journal founded in 2007, Mascara is particularly interested in the work of contemporary migrant, Asian Australian and Indigenous writers. We specialise in platforms for subaltern writing and human rights, focussing on cultural cohesion and participation, creatively, materially and discursively. The word ‘mascara’ entered the English language in 1890. But it derives from Spanish, Arabic and French origins, its meaning evolving from the word mask, masquerade, to darken, to blacken. The Arabic word ‘maskhara’ means buffoon, suggesting violence and play in the correspondences between life and art.
email: editor[at]mascarareview[dot]com Please do not use this address for submissions to the journal.
submissions by email only: follow the guidelines for submission please
Editor: Michelle Cahill
Poetry Editor: Ivy Alvarez
Fiction interns: Jake Goetz, Rebeccca Allen
Creative Non-fiction: Lia Incognita
Translations: Maria Freij
Refugee Writing: Janet Galbraith
Sub-editors: Kyra Bandte, Sarah Cornell
Administration: Jennifer Atty
Reviews Readers: Jo Langdon, Benedito Ferrao, Lucy Van, Phillip Hall, Tamryn Bennett, Dan Disney, AJ Carruthers, Joel Ephraims
Fiction editors issue 6-10: Martin Edmond, Michelle Cahill
Fiction editor issue 11- 15: Suneeta Peres da Costa
Fiction editor issue 16: Chris Raja
Poetry editor issue 16: Cassandra Atherton
Poetry editor issue 17: Libby Hart
Past Reviews Editors: Adam Aitken, Lucy Van
KIM CHENG BOEY
DAVID L. ROGERS
SHIRLEY GEOK-LIN LIM
MRIDULA NATH CHAKRABORTY
KOH JEE LEONG
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$100 for institutions
Donations over $2 all tax deductible
Contact us for a subscription form at mascarareview[at]gmail[dot]com.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Mascara Literary Review Issues 2-10 were published with the assistance of The School of Humanities and Social Science, and The Writing Cultures Group of The University of Newcastle, Australia.
Disclaimer: The views expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Newcastle, Australia. The University makes no representation concerning, and does not guarantee the source, originality, accuracy, completeness or reliability of any statement, information, data, finding, interpretation, advice, opinion, or view presented.
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