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Westerly 62.1

Westerly’s October 2017 Subscription Drive!

Since 1956, Westerly Magazine has been supporting emerging and established writers from Western Australia and around the world. The magazine has been instrumental in the careers of many of the region’s most prominent and internationally renowned writers. These include major Western Australian writers such as Randolph Stow, Dorothy Hewett, T.A.G. Hungerford and Elizabeth Jolley; highly-awarded contemporary writers, including Tim Winton, Kim Scott, and Sally Morgan; and important local poets like John Kinsella, Tracy Ryan, John Mateer, and Lucy Dougan.

We’re proud of all the established and emerging writers that we’ve helped to support, but we couldn’t do it without you! We depend on our subscribers to continue publishing and supporting great writing talent. Subscription is our life-blood, and the community of readers around the magazine is our reason for existing.

If you’re thinking of subscribing to Westerly, now’s the time! We’re offering a bonus for new subscriptions as well as renewals in October: we’ll send you 18 months’ worth of Westerly for the price of 12. Enter the code SUBANDAHALF17 at the checkout. We’ll send you our current issue, 62.1 straight away, and you’ll be subscribed for the next 2 issues of Westerly. If you’re an existing subscriber and you already have issue 62.1, we’ll be happy to send you one of our back issues, or we can send it as a gift on your behalf.

This bonus issue of Westerly is available with all of our subscription packages. Choose from our 12 month subscription, our Friends of Westerly subscription that renews every year, or take out a joint subscription: sign up for 12 months with another of Australia’s finest magazines. Click on our full list of options for all the details.

We’re very excited to be entering a partnership with UWA Publishing. Subscribers can enter the code WESTERLY20 for their discount now, but stay tuned for our announcement, coming soon.

While we’re on the subject of generous Australian publishers: Island, Overland and Australian Poetry have donated 12 month subscriptions to their journals, and we’re giving them away as part of our book packs. During October, new subscribers to our Friends of Westerly subscription package will automatically go into the draw to win one of three amazing book packs, valued at over $100.00. With work from writers such as Fay Zwicky and Dorothy Hewett, it’s a great chance to sink your teeth into some Australian writing.

Subscriptions to Westerly make the perfect gift for that special bookworm. With Christmas only a few months away, grab a head start on your shopping. To purchase a Westerly subscription as a gift, be sure to check the box marked ‘Purchase as gift’ at the checkout, complete the recipient’s details, and we will deliver the subscription directly to them.

If you’re interested in subscribing, you can check out our free online special issues that we publish twice a year to get a taste of Westerly. Our last special issue, Westerly:Crossings  features a collection of work by postgraduate students from the University of Western Australia and the University of Canberra, themed around cross-institutional collaboration.

Special thanks to our talented guest editors Amy Hilhorst and Owen Bullock.

To purchase your special offer Westerly subscription, click here.

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