Come on down for an introduction by editors Cher Tan and Jon Tjhia, and readings by Lucy Van, Darcy Hytt, Madison Pawle, and a special appearance by Aurelia Guo, author of World of Interiors.
Poster by Zenobia Ahmed
Submissions Open for Issue 02!
This issue starts from the premise that knowledge is literally at our fingertips, in ways that have never been possible before. We google, check our inboxes, scroll on social media and consume information almost constantly. From smartphones and smart speakers to public services and intelligence agencies, how is knowledge taken from us and used to shape us? What’s a ‘knowledge economy’ anyway?
Contributors are invited to interrogate the theme—knowledge, and its compulsions—from all angles: the relationship between knowledge and action, the burden of excessive knowledge, the urge to learn, and others we are yet to discover.
What is knowing for, and how does it affect and intervene in our experiences? How does our desire for ‘truth’ mislead us? Who is owed an explanation? When is knowledge competitive, and why? How does networked knowledge – gossip, group chats, private forums – protect us? When is it threatening? When is knowing enough, enough?
Arguably, we’re awash with potential knowledge; the choice to pursue it, or sometimes to reel from too much of it, occupies much of our time. The editors invite exploration of this theme through non-fiction, fiction, poetry, prose, graphic art or other hybrid forms. We especially welcome work from unpublished writers or those less heard from.
- Please submit pitches up to 250 words.
- The total word count for selected pieces will be up to 3,000 words.
- Rates vary from $150 - $500 depending on the scope of the commission.
- Submit pitches by 22 December 2022. Debris Magazine has extended the deadline for pitches to 12 January 2023, 11.59 PM AEST.
- Contributors will be notified of the outcome by 18 January 2023. Please note that we are unable to provide any feedback should your pitch be rejected.
- Submission deadline for final pieces will be 28 February 2023.
- Issue 03 will be published in May 2023. Please inform us if you are pitching to multiple publishers or if you are pitching an already published piece.
Please note - submissions have now closed.
Anna Yeon chats with Oslo Davis on Triple R about our new release and her experience on the working closely with emerging writers.
Issue 02 - Launch
Join us at Manzé to celebrate the release of our second issue!
We will have an introduction to the magazine by Editor-in-Chief, Elena Tjandra, as well as readings from contributors.
When: 6.30-9pm on Tuesday, July 5th
Where: Manzé, Shop 2/1-5 Errol St, North Melbourne, VIC, 3051, Australia
Free nibbles and drinks available for purchase over the bar. Please note that this event is Auslan interpreted.
Photo by Chris Taylor
Poster by Sharni Hodge
‘I Never Read’ - Book Fair
Last remaining copies of Issue 01 ‘Grief’ will be available at Kaserne Basel in Switzerland.
Entry is free and open to everyone
Wednesday 15 June (6.00 – 10.00pm)
Thursday 16 June (3.00 - 9.00pm)
Friday 17 June (3.00 - 9.00pm)
Find out more here and follow here.
Contributors List - Issue 02
Coming very soon, our second issue interrogates the theme of hospitality from all its angles: the relationship between hospitality and inhospitableness, between being a host and being welcomed or shunned, and others we are yet to discover.
Thank you to our contributors;
Sam Cannon and Timmah Ball
Declan Fry and Deborah Cheetham
This issue has been generously supported by City Of Melbourne Arts Grants, Darebin Council’s Community Grants Program & Moreland Council’s Making Space Residency.
& Collective Zine Fair
A space to learn through stories and create networks of solidarity. Zines, food, tea, coffee, complimentary child-care & wheelchair accessible.
Sunday 24th April from 1pm til 5pm.
The Edinburgh Community Room is situated in Edinburgh Gardens, Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy on Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Land.
More information about the venue accessibility at here.
Find out more about the organisers here.
Melbourne Art Book Fair
See you at Melbourne Art Book Fair ❣️
Find us at the shared Showcase Stand:
Saturday 19 March (12.00 — 5.00pm)
Sunday 20 March (1.00 — 5.00pm)
Explore the publisher marketplace here.
Melbourne Art Book Fair is part of Melbourne Design Week 2022, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
︎︎︎ January 2022
Residency In Progress
Debris team are currently undertaking a residency via Brunswick Design Districts ‘Making Space’ initiative.
We were fortunate enough to be selected alongside 40 other creatives & collectives now dotted in various facilities across Brunswick. Our designated workspace is facilitated by Two Sixty’s satellite program ‘a seat at the table’, located in the tower room at Brunswick Town Hall.
What is ‘a seat at the table’?
A shared workspace, prioritising and supporting creatives, academics, and political works focused on racial and gender equity. You can apply to book your own seat, or support the important research that is happening within by making a financial contribution. All financial support directly funds the public outcomes of the long-term seat holders (e.g. racial equity talks, decolonial activism, creative exhibition or events).
︎︎︎ December 2021
Call-out for Contributors
Debris Magazine is now calling for pitches towards Issue 02 'Hospitality'. For each issue, we commission writers & artists to respond to a theme.
Contributors are invited to interrogate the theme of hospitality from all its angles: the relationship between hospitality and inhospitableness, between being a host and being welcomed or shunned—and others we are yet to discover.
What does accommodation look like in the settler colony? What does it mean to be a host on stolen land when sovereignty, though never ceded, is frontally attacked by a settler state that exports inhospitableness—in the guise of border control—around the world? What relations of power come to the surface when we interrogate the delicate balance between host and guest? Who can extend welcome?
How did hospitality become a euphemism for an industry that is precarious and exploitative, one which during the Covid-19 pandemic, became inhospitable to those who rely on it to keep the wolves from the door?
The meaning of hospitality is expansive. The editors invite exploration of this theme through fiction, poetry, prose or graphic art. We especially welcome work from unpublished writers or those less heard from.
Please submit pitches up to 250 words. The total word count for selected pieces is up to 3,000 words.
Vary from $150 - $500
depending on the scope of the commission.
Submit pitches by 10 January 2022.
Notifications of outcome by 24 January 2022.
Deadline for selected pieces 28 March 2022.
Issue 02 will be published in May 2022.
Poster by Sharni Hodge
Artwork by Katie Harvey
︎︎︎ November 2021
︎︎︎ August 2021
Issue 01 ‘Grief’ - Out Now
We’re thrilled to share our inaugural issue. Featuring twelve texts, a photo essay, and a comic strip from a range of emerging and established artists and writers.
Creative Direction — Julia Flaster
Editor-In-Chief — Elena Tjandra
Cover Wrap — Chris Taylor
Layout — Sharni Hodge
︎︎︎ August 2021
Poster by James Vinciguerra
Artwork by Sharni Hodge