Photo by Tenniell Gollings
Created by two booksellers out of nothing more than a love of reading, writing and local art, the PENinsula Literary Journal launched last year. The first issue received great acclaim, so they’ve now begun to focus on their second issue. The journal, published and edited by Celeste Deliyiannis and Emily Westmoreland, has welcomed on board K.M. Stamer-Squair as the assistant editor for issue two.
It’s with great excitement that they’ve announced the submissions are open for issue two. PENinsula is seeking nature writing, personal essays, short fiction, and landscape photography with a strong connection to the Mornington Peninsula. For the writers among us, you’re encouraged to submit works up to 2000 words before midnight on Saturday, August 15. Photography that showcases the Peninsula’s unique flora, fauna and landscape is welcomed and accepted until Tuesday, August 31.
PENinsula issue one featured deleted scenes from Danielle Binks’s The Year the Maps Changed, tales of nostalgic beach days, stories of caring for country and an essay from Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung singer/songwriter Carissa Nyalu, to list a few. As the only lit magazine that heralds from the Peninsula, the print run of issue one was made possible by generous pre-orders and a Toorak College Collegians Grant of $1000.
Submissions should be made to email@example.com, and for more information please visit peninsulaliteraryjournal.com/submissions