About Us

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.


Correspondence

email: michellehamadache[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

Editors

Artistic Director: Michelle Cahill
Managing Editor: Michelle Hamadache
Poetry Editors: Michelle Cahill, Jo Langdon
Fiction editors: Michelle Hamadache, Christopher Raja
Creative Non-fiction: Jo Langdon
Fiction interns: Zachary Ward, Kyra Bandte
Translations: Elif Sezen, Isabelle Li
Refugee Writing: Janet Galbraith
Asian Australian & Postcolonial Critic: Paul Giffard-Foret
Political Correspondent (Tibet & Myanmar): Martin Kovan
Ethnic Asian Studies Critic: Emily Yu Zong, Christine Sun
South Asian Research Critics: Benedito Ferrao, Alexandra Watkins
Asian Australia Studies: Zhuoling Tian
Gender Research: J.R. Latham
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

Research

Nicole Thomas
Gemma Mahadeo
Hayley Scrivenor
Bronwyn Lang
Dimitra Harvey

Education

Misbah Khokhar, Nadia Niaz, Christine Sun
Jessica Zhan Mei Yu

Advisory Board

TONY BIRCH
NICHOLAS JOSE
ELLEKE BOEHMER
ANNE BREWSTER
WENCHE OMMUNDSEN
LUCY VALERIE GRAHAM
ABBAS EL-ZEIN
GEOFF PAGE
SNEJA GUNEW
DAVID HERD
SUDESH MISHRA
MERLINDA BOBIS
DAVID L. ROGERS
CATHERINE COLE
JUDITH BISHOP
CYRIL WONG
KERI GLASTONBURY
OUYANG YU
JEE LEONG KOH

Web Design

Mik Efford
Marlena Staas

Subscription

$40 for individuals for 12 months
$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 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.

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


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