Created by two booksellers out of nothing more than a love of reading, writing and local art, the PENinsula Literary Journal is set for release in October and has opened for pre-orders. The journal, published and edited by Celeste Deliyiannis and Emily Westmoreland, will rely on pre-orders and community donations to fund its initial print run.
“The local community and wider arts community have been overwhelmingly supportive of PENinsula,” said Celeste. “We feel we came at the right time for many people, with locals telling us they’re grateful to have something creative and positive to focus on during the past few months, and that they’re excited to see PENinsula go to print in October.”
PENinsula will publish short fiction, nature writing, essays and photography that highlight the natural beauty and landscape of the Mornington Peninsula. The project has been a welcome morale boost for Peninsula creatives and has helped to strengthen a sense of community and connection here during these challenging times.
“We’re confident in our community’s dedication to bring PENinsula to print,” said Celeste. “This has been, from the start, a collective project. We’re excited to present PENinsula to our community as something we all had a part in, whether monetarily, through the written word, through taking a few snaps on a daily iso-walk. This journal is for all of us and made by all of us.”
Supporters can donate or pre-order a paperback copy of the inaugural PENinsula for $30 by visiting https://peninsulajournal.weeblysite.com