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Jefferson Retallack @JWRetallack Adelaide, Australia

Writer of speculative fiction, proud supporter of #AusSFF. Words in @AntipodeanSF, @TransmundnePres, @BlackHarePress

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Joined Twitter 6/28/18


Got a lovely thank you email from someone I critiqued from one of my online writing groups and it made my day. Espe… https://t.co/eca8JxSI5TWe're hiring! KYD is looking for a deputy editor to join our small but expanding publishing team from January 2021.… https://t.co/MiA600O08E
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10/28
2020
Fitness Coach Vanburen says, "Doomscroll Not A Fitness. Instead do Walk Fitness, outside if you can. Even tiny Walk… https://t.co/Uzwt0m3Rld
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10/27
2020
So, for various reasons, I'm rereading the HISTORY OF MIDDLE-EARTH books about the writing of Lord of the Rings. Th… https://t.co/2pysgAJni9
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10/26
2020
One downside of my prolific streak of new short stories and flash fiction a few months ago is the flood of rejectio… https://t.co/3XIi1lXCBs
10/23
2020
Submissions open in 10 days for Black, Asian, Latin, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented authors. We have a particul… https://t.co/cPmVhFamKV
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10/22
2020
A superhero novel, mostly in prose, but the magical transformations and fight scenes are like comic pages.
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10/21
2020
I do not wish to read another story anout "geniuses" & how they spent their time w/out the corresponding info about… https://t.co/LAZMpVijh9
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10/20
2020
@diabolicalplots @Lackingtons So I don't think a charitable donation is the way to go. What do I propose? If a… https://t.co/RdkoxLlPXl
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10/19
2020
@jaythenerdkid I'm leaving this here because the mistranslation in the King James version of the Bible has done unt… https://t.co/D1cxu8YyKt
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10/18
2020
@Jakujin I'm happy for you. Renting is the worst in Australia (and possibly many places). Thrilled to be rid of it.2010 homeless. 2020 homeowner. Fuck yeah
10/14
2020
Call for submission! 🏳️‍🌈 🎃 Our theme for October is ‘Liminal Space.’ We welcome prose, flash fiction, poetry, art… https://t.co/j3k9eJkd3a
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackDundee eatery Wee Mexico taking no prisoners in their approach to social distancing https://t.co/IT7DOHCDGf
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackWanna see your name on a sweet cover like one of these? One week until subs close: https://t.co/TvzM2LetDl https://t.co/ZvBgj45hAk
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10/13
2020
We are chuffed beyond belief to announce our website is open. Check it out! SUBMISSIONS are open for writers of wei… https://t.co/F6DxZV9KPU
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10/12
2020
Writing is a kind of revenge against circumstance too: bad luck, loss, pain. If you make something out of it, then… https://t.co/6DS5Vs9TdY
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10/9
2020
We just crossed 45% funded and we're closing in on halfway a week into our campaign. Thank you so much! This maga… https://t.co/FnnwUUDnTb
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackFor mob that have their sights on getting books published, or similar writing goals, here's a collection of annual… https://t.co/4HsT0ep2mM
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10/8
2020
*TODAY* is the Last Day to submit to FANTASY Magazine! Give us your cool, your captivating, your fantastic works y… https://t.co/DBHwGmCPoC
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackI DON'T WANT A TAX CUT. I want Medicare Universities TAFE No school chaplains Fire fighting airplanes Reduced em… https://t.co/amnFjKf6sK
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackWomen, who comprise slightly more than half the population, who have carried Australia through this pandemic and bo… https://t.co/6MPAd4V0OY
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10/7
2020
This whale seen 2021 https://t.co/NJp7NlTmto
10/6
2020
The thing that I find disingenuous about "echo chamber" rhetoric is that it is almost always "you owe conservatives… https://t.co/bV2V2sYoCa
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10/5
2020
Seeing another RPG going around with an accessible option as a stretch goal on Kickstarter. Accessibility is not a… https://t.co/Nbp0b213jw
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10/2
2020
Our Kickstarter is live! It's a little early because we're up early and we had a little too much coffee. | ¡Nuestro… https://t.co/GvK6b7zlwd
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackSup folks! I'd just like to remind you that @fiyahlitmag is currently open for submissions at this very moment. Giv… https://t.co/PjFLBH7HXc
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10/1
2020
I think the reason bugs make me so uncomfortable is because they all look like dry versions of things that truly just belong in the ocean.
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9/29
2020
I am seeing murmurings on social media about a possible Greens/ALP coalition. If the #ALP and the #Greens could o… https://t.co/2qLGQQLwYp
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack"disobedience" by eran fowler -- click for full narrative https://t.co/vexBCSkUeT
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9/28
2020
hill I will die on: replace all "under 30" lists with "without generational wealth" lists
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9/27
2020
Corporations took the intense, subversive, revolutionary force that was science fiction, and they turned it to tras… https://t.co/7CbH2jeAex
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9/25
2020
judith butler also makes a strong case for only ever doing interviews via e-mail imo so you can take a deep breath… https://t.co/PIFFplyWGA
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackThe Writers SA & @FeastFestival Short Story Competition is now open for entries! https://t.co/gzHL4jyFgY https://t.co/SdkvOv1n5Q
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9/24
2020
@catsdotexe @cstross Cop-y-cat"Shore School charges $33,884 to educate a Year 12 boy." Imagine spending that much money on school fees and your… https://t.co/Wwy9yfrfrt
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @MrEwanMorrison @ouranosaurus Is this New Crobuzon 100 years later?
9/23
2020
First drafts be like: They said the operation would be painless. And I suppose it didn't.
9/22
2020
A thread about writers’ block? Thread about writers’ block. Did you all know I basically stopped writing for a year and a half?
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9/21
2020
Is anything more satisfying than a good writer's group session? So much food for thought and recommended reading to be had.
9/19
2020
I'm sick of my white, wealthy, or otherwise privileged friends who "don't like politics" and refuse to engage with… https://t.co/EhrmytesPB
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9/17
2020
hey! i'm keeping my options open and would love to hear about any work that can be done from melbourne/isolation. i… https://t.co/KdcuAiKad7
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9/16
2020
Aren’t all chips “veggie” chips?
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9/15
2020
Writers, if you see these kinds of submission guidelines RUN LIKE HELL!!! https://t.co/47e7boz2M6
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @tinaintheburbs @catvalente FYI, as I understand it, most libraries funnel money towards authors whose books you borrow.New anthology announcement - THE ART OF BEING HUMAN, co-edited by @editormum75 & @penguinpastiche https://t.co/vMWTGUo7Ex
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackSubmissions are now open for THE ART OF BEING HUMAN! https://t.co/2HgfLiW0L7
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9/14
2020
I'm so close to 200 followers! How about a #writerslift on this gloomy Friday? Show off your latest work or just dr… https://t.co/UDkrZfQJpv
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9/12
2020
If writing reviews freaks you out—I used to a be a bookstore manager, and many of my staff found it hard to write t… https://t.co/rzTAQ5PL82
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @rosiesrambles I always wonder whether these lazy/dud comparisons get started or boosted exclusively by people that… https://t.co/lcQ24NtXcM
9/11
2020
@MichaelTCisco Lately I've been enjoying shorter denser reads, big on weird and beauty and whatever will make me fe… https://t.co/GWuq8SrYdgIt’s suicide prevention month and just a reminder that - affordable housing is suicide prevention - livable wages a… https://t.co/xhWaO8H4Eu
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @MichaelTCisco This interview is my first exposure to your writing and I'm intrigued. What's your go-to entry point recommendation?
9/10
2020
Hi everyone - I'm Isabel and this is my new author profile. I like to write fantasy, horror, sci fi, and literary f… https://t.co/Ubdicdo9HE
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9/9
2020
New to Twitter! Looking for some #writers to follow. Particularly #scifi, #fantasy, #YA, and #mystery. But also jus… https://t.co/xfkYyd4vLG
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackP.S. Writers, that book idea that's too smart for you, but won't leave you alone...you ARE smart enough to write it
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackYou know that story in your head? The one that seems maybe derivative or something? Maybe too hard to write? The on… https://t.co/ecj0Yq2ecI
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @rhowenstarborn @Rumaan I hope your disco is well received
9/8
2020
Normalize being smart enough to listen to smarter people.
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackNah. Things like this make underprivileged kids think that writing isn't for them. https://t.co/3h7Gbqht11
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack34 years ago, Picasso’s “Weeping Woman” was stolen from the National Gallery of Victoria by (self proclaimed) Austr… https://t.co/JBgRSLcieP
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9/7
2020
On the hunt for a home for your story? We're on the hunt for great SF stories from 2000 all the way up to 15000 wor… https://t.co/rrhAqRh22t
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @KameronHurley Thank you for explaining parts of this system. It is alien. It boggles. I hope it changes for the better, and soon @KameronHurley Ignorant, but fascinated and concerned, Australian here. Does anyone avoid insurance and pay outrigh… https://t.co/y0oeqtRUC3Lit mag reader thread! 🧡 If you have recently published an issue, comment down below a one-line description of the… https://t.co/sw8c1fbMdA
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9/5
2020
When thinking about the Aboriginal flag and copyright and the desire of the government to intervene to overturn the… https://t.co/afv5cgQt3q
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @edburmila @StorySlug Scrap em. Give me a "40 under 40 underprivileged, but getting there" any day @TheLincoln Now do one for poets: capitalisation; periods; commas; spacebar @lavietidhar Time for some meta fiction about a city of nothing but competing serial killers.Darlings, start spreading the news... khōréō will OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS starting October 1! We are a magazine of s… https://t.co/YggpDKIahB
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9/4
2020
Get out of the cities. Flee the dreams of lovers past, resist their tear-stained pillows. Let their conditional pro… https://t.co/Bike9Z0rnJ
9/2
2020
So many wonderful journals open for submissions today (we also open today!). We encourage simultaneous submissions… https://t.co/pg5b72ow2o
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackHey, lots of books are out today. And books are expensive. Remember, requesting a book you're excited about at the… https://t.co/jwT5yAqAuo
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackWe are now open for unthemed submissions through the end of the year. Prose pays a SFWA-qualifying .08/word. Revi… https://t.co/0yxCWjZJvX
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackAutumn minds are made in Spring.
9/1
2020
Hey Twitter who in Australia is publishing interesting graphic novels (or any graphic novels?!)
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8/28
2020
Waldman's book review in the New Yorker got me thinking about genre trends in narrative and about how much of what… https://t.co/vDZzw1q18v
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackSaying that wearing a mask during a pandemic is "living in fear" is like saying that using oven mitts means you're "afraid" of the oven
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8/24
2020
@ann_leckie Dihydrogen and monoxideMy 6yo just accidentally invented the phrase beigeja-vu, which I vote be used to indicate any sufficiently boring/m… https://t.co/cuTn2OmmCy
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8/20
2020
Theydies and gentlefolk, friends and enemies, we present to you the finalists for the inaugural #FIYAHCON2020https://t.co/byXrN9jgb4
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackScrabble games should have an extra player called "The Jackal" whose goal is to corrupt and eventually destroy language
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8/18
2020
@shutupshealea My blood for the clan. 💚Okay. Jade City read-along!!! WHO IS IN? Reply with "My blood for the clan. 💚"
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8/17
2020
SPICY HOT TAKE OF THE DAY: The HBO series Game of Thrones has had one of the biggest negative impacts on the development of new media
Retweeted by Jefferson RetallackThread: "We're all a little ADHD" No, we're not. In the case of ADHD, the reason people seem to think we're making… https://t.co/WxpVQAcjuh
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8/14
2020
I CAN FINALLY SHARE THE NEWS: the JADE CITY TV SHOW is in development!!! There are still a whole lot of steps befor… https://t.co/BxHbKkDEhz
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8/13
2020
Devastated that @writingnsw has been defunded by the state government with only 5% of ongoing arts funding to liter… https://t.co/zBH4NgVmWs
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @rhipratchett @thetowerofstars The internet needs to Sonic thisSearching for a new fantasy author to love? I’ve compiled a directory of 36 NZ fantasy authors with links to sample… https://t.co/xpiGdXxHiD
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallackwe put too much stock in reading a book as quickly as possible
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8/11
2020
Want to read more #AusSFF? Read this. "CSFS" was the highlight for me this month. https://t.co/I9og8GG6Z1
8/10
2020
1. Here’s a thread on what’s happening in Aussie politics right now & why ppl like us are so angry. Scott Morrison… https://t.co/txMb1WjOGG
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8/9
2020
A great resource about solicited versus unsolicited statistics by market from @katsudonburi Fellow mags - if you'… https://t.co/C5vHgOIdJN
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8/8
2020
Hey! so ive recently noticed how much Star Wars takes inspiration from Hinduism and Sanskrit especially throughout… https://t.co/97XloMVdcm
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @Young_E_H Congratulations!For thirty years, Aurealis has been a stalwart of Australian short story publishing, presenting hundreds of quality… https://t.co/6WNcK7o3iw
Retweeted by Jefferson Retallack @AurealisMag #133 includes nonfiction by @GillianPolack and reviews of books by @benjanun_s, @keith_rosson,… https://t.co/PliiGO3WW0
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8/6
2020
@JamesSACorey This is just something one does every 30 minutes in an Australian summer to coolWe are supporting South Australians to apply to become CBCA Book of the Year Award judges. Interested?… https://t.co/0qeCtbqpXn
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8/5
2020

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