A bi-annual literary journal co-founded in 2007, Mascara is particularly interested in the work of contemporary migrant, Asian Australian and Aboriginal writers. We specialise in publishing platforms for subaltern writing and human rights, focussing on cultural cohesion and participation. We foster a space for critical research and avant garde writing, beyond institutions, that is progressive and vibrant. We are interested in shaping the way that discourse structures social realities and positions individuals hierarchically. 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.
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Managing Editor: Michelle Cahill
Poetry Editors: Michelle Cahill, Jo Langdon
Fiction editors: Michelle Cahill, Christopher Raja
Creative Non-fiction: Jo Langdon
Fiction interns: Zachary Ward, Kyra Bandte
Translations: Elif Sezen
Refugee Writing: Janet Galbraith
Asian Australian & Postcolonial Critic: Paul Giffard-Foret
Political Correspondent (Tibet & Myanmar): Martin Kovan
Ethnic Asian Studies Critic: Emily Yu Zong
South Asian Research Critics: Benedito Ferrao, Alexandra Watkins
Asian Australia Studies: Zhuoling Tian
Digital and Multimedia Artist: Carielyn Tunion
Social Media: CB Mako
Layout and copy: Ashleigh Kelman
Administration: Jennifer Atty
Special Projects: Robert Wood, Pip Newling, Dimitra Harvey
Reviews Readers: Amelia Dale, Nadia Niaz, Fiona Hile, Jonathan Dunk, Dan Disney, AJ Carruthers
Fiction: Martin Edmond, Suneeta Peres da Costa
Review: Lucy Van, Adam Aitken
Poetry: Kim Cheng Boey
Creative Non Fiction: Michelle Dicinoski, Lia Incognita
Fiction editor issue 16: Chris Raja
Poetry editor issue 16: Cassandra Atherton
Poetry editor issue 17: Libby Hart
Jessica Zhan Mei Yu
KIM CHENG BOEY
DAVID L. ROGERS
JEE LEONG KOH
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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 gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australia Council for the Arts for Issues 3-18
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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