The Cottonmouth Anthology

"like animals that got caught in the sneaky traps of this city and are always wailing wailing to be let out..." 

From the dark back room of a North Perth bar, on a stage lit by fairy lights salvaged from long-forgotten decoration boxes, Cottonmouth has been spreading its tentacles from deep in the Western Australian suburbs to far-flung corners of the continent for the past two years. Cottonmouth: An Anthology of New Australian Writing is the record of that time, and a celebration of the strangeness, humour and beauty that emerged on our stages and in our pages. It shows the bared teeth of more than thirty of the country's most exciting (and mostly not rabid) new voices in fiction, poetry and performance.

Now available for order

ISBN: 978-0-9807425-0-3
RRP: $20.00

You can buy copies directly from us for $20 + postage. From now until we change our minds, postage is waived on all Australian orders. $20 flat gets you a book in your mailbox!

Where are you?

Cottonmouth was released in February 2010. It is 148 pages beautifully printed on 100% recycled stock. 


We're slowly getting the Anthology out into bookshops around the country. Check back here as we update the list.


  • Planet Books, 636-646 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley, (08) 9328 7464
  • Oxford Street Books, 131 Oxford St, Leederville, (08) 9443 9844
If you are a bookshop or would like to obtain copies of the Anthology on trade terms, email us or call (08) 9282 3209.


  • MC Able
  • Jeremy Balius
  • Byron Bard
  • Leonie V. Brialey
  • Allison Browning
  • Ashley Capes
  • Lily Chan
  • Nandi Chinna
  • Simon Cox
  • Jessica Currie
  • Ferron Dearnley
  • Rachael Dease
  • Anna Dunnill
  • Gabrielle Everall
  • Michael Farrell
  • Tristan Fidler
  • Amber Fresh
  • Rebecca Giggs
  • Matt Giles
  • Kevin Gillam
  • Raymond Grenfell
  • Deanne Leber
  • Miriam McKenna
  • Martin McKenzie-Murray
  • Megan McKinlay
  • Kirk Marshall
  • Scott-Patrick Mitchell
  • Peter O'Mara
  • Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne
  • Patrick Pittman
  • Jay Pruyn
  • JP Quinton
  • Josephine Rowe
  • Sean Wilson

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