New provocation Issue 4 + launch photos

Next issue

Check out ‘Gender performance’ – the theme of Issue 4.

Key dates for the issue:

  • Submissions will be accepted via Submittable 1–31 January 2019
  • The issue will be published in mid-March 2019


Issue 3 of Not Very Quiet was launched @ Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, Monday 29 October 2018

A very big thank you to Guest Editor Lisa Brockwell for coming to launch the Issue in person and to all the contributors who read their poems on the night and also other poems from selected overseas contributors. It was a particular joy to hear so many women reference the work of Grace Cossington Smith and Fay Zwicky in their introductions – two Australian women artists whose work deserves to be widely known and cherished.

Thank you to everyone who came along as audience and helped create a vibrant space for women’s poetry. So much talent, humour and friendliness on display.

Guest Editor Lisa Brockwell.


Moya Pacey, co-founding editor.