March 2009 Archives

Cottonmouth Anthology: Call for Submissions

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Cottonmouth is thrilled to announce that it will be publishing an anthology of work by those who have graced our stage (and page) over the last 13 months.

If you have previously performed at Cottonmouth or contributed to our zine then we invite you to submit, or re-submit, work for consideration for the anthology. A selection of previous zine contributions will feature in the book, for which we will be contacting writers shortly to ask for permission to re-publish. If you were not completely happy with your zine contribution the first time around then please send us your freshest edits. Writers are also welcome (and encouraged) to send in entirely new works.

The deadline for submissions is April 1 2009, but the sooner the better. Please submit work even if you feel it isn't entirely up to scratch yet. We have a team of experienced editors at hand who would be happy to help you get your piece publication ready. The word limit is 6, 000 words.

How to Submit:

For a full submission brief, please contact us at well in advance of the deadline.

Submissions are only open to those who have previously performed at Cottonmouth, or who have had work published in our zine.

Cottonmouth XIV: Thursday, March 12

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Do you have a birthday in autumn? Does the season remind you of party dates that were forecast to be sunny but were inevitably rained out? Did your mother make you clean up the fast-disintegrating scavenger hunt clues in the yard after your friends went home early? Do the gathering clouds compel you toward bars and stitched speech?

If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you are a tragic individual. You might also enjoy Cottonmouth! This month's performers are a lusty bunch:


Stitchers (Not Belly Itchers)

  • Anna Dunnill
  • Stephen Finch
  • Alex Kannis
  • Kolya Lebedeff
  • Janice Loreck
  • Darren Moroney
  • Ben Mulvey
  • Patrick Pittman
  • Emily Taylor

Guest MC for the evening will be the illustrious Byron Bard.

They are wry, recondite and raring to go. Bar 459, Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald St, North Perth on Thursday March 12. Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. Entry is $5. Please get down early to sign up for the open mic, and please tell us your terrible secrets on the typewriter.

Can we have a third please? Please keep your eyes out for an anthology of the best and brightest contributions to Cottonmouth in the coming months. We are currently accepting new submissions for this project from previous performers and zine contributors. Contact us at for details. Submissions close April 1.