About Us

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.


Correspondence

email: editor[at]mascarareview[dot]com  Please do not use this address for sub­mis­sions to the journal.

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Edi­tors

Edi­tor: Michelle Cahill
Poetry Edi­tor: Libby Hart
Fic­tion: Suneeta Peres da Costa, Chris Raja
Cre­ative Non-fiction: Lia Incog­nita
Deputy Edi­tor: Mis­bah Khokhar
Trans­la­tions: Maria Freij
Refugee Writ­ing: Janet Gal­braith
Sub-editors: Gemma McDon­ald, Sarah Cor­nell
Reviews Read­ing Team: Lucy Van, Bened­ito Fer­rao, Tam­ryn Ben­nett, Dan Dis­ney, Jo Lang­don, A.J. Car­ruthers, Joel Ephraims

Con­sult­ing: Kim Cheng Boey

Research

Nicole Thomas
Bron­wyn Lang
Dim­i­tra Harvey

Advi­sory Board

ROSIE SCOTT
DAVID HERD
SUDESH MISHRA
MERLINDA BOBIS
MAURICE O’RIORDAN
SHIRLEY GEOK-LIN LIM
MRIDULA NATH CHAKRABORTY
JUDITH BISHOP
JAYDEEP SARANGI
CYRIL WONG
KERI GLASTONBURY
OUYANG YU
KOH JEE LEONG

Web Design

Mik Efford
Mar­lena Staas

Sub­scrip­tion

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$80 for indi­vid­u­als for 2 years
$20 for unwaged or stu­dents or con­ces­sion for 12 months
$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.


Australian Government | Australia Council for the Arts

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.

Mas­cara Lit­er­ary Review is archived by the National Library of Australia’s dig­i­tal archive


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