In our short life, Transportation Press has published two international collections of short stories. The first, Islands and Cities, included stories from Tasmania and London, the second, The Third Script contained contemporary short stories from Iran, the UK and Tasmania. In this, our third collection, we are working with writers and editors in Tasmania, Iran and India. Submissions are now open and the book will be released late in 2018. Our writers are at all stages in their careers, some you’ve never heard of, and some international award winners.
Transportation Press offers a unique and crucial opportunity for Tasmanian writers to have their work placed in an international context – and to be read and celebrated by a wide audience of readers around the world. Tasmania is home to some of the best writers in the world, though they are historically disadvantaged, as are many remote and regionally based writers, not having direct access to market as many mainland counterparts. We think that’s a big pity, as their words are effulgent and powerful. We are unique in publishing Tasmanian writers in an international context. These international partnerships are already bearing fruit for many involved.
These funds will be put towards paying our writers and editors. All of the current Transportation crew have created the first two books on a volunteer basis, though this year will be paying our three editors too. We have paid all our writers. The end result will be another beautiful collection of contemporary short fiction that will both challenge and delight.
Head over to our website transportationpress.net to find out more.