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.
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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: Maria Freij
Refugee Writing: Janet Galbraith
Layout and copy: Ashleigh Kelman
Administration: Jennifer Atty
Social Media: CB Mako
Digital and Multimedia Artist: Carielyn Tunion
Special Projects: Tina Giannoukos, Robert Wood, Pip Newling, Dimitra Harvey
Reviews Readers: Benedito Ferrao, Phillip Hall, Tamryn Bennett, 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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