UTS Writers' Anthology
The UTS Writers’ Anthology has been published for 33 years, showcasing the work of emerging Australian writers.
Of the many anthologies coming out of university writing programs, the annual UTS collection has always been the standout.
Literary critic Kerryn Goldsworthy
Sydney Morning Herald
The first collections, such as Pink Cakes (1982) featuring writers from 1979–1980, and Live from the War Zone (1984) are now collectors’ items. Published in-house, these early anthologies have a much-loved, handmade feel to them. Now the Anthology is professionally published and distributed nationwide, yet nothing has changed about the passion of its editors, contributors or readers; nor about its importance in showcasing the UTS creative writing program.
Many of Australia’s best new writers were first published in the UTS anthology and have gone on to make names for themselves as authors: Gillian Mears, Bernard Cohen, Jill Jones, Peter Doyle, David Astle are among them; more recent emerging and rising authors include P. M. Newton, and Isabelle Li.
The Writers’ Anthology is a showcase for the depth and talent to come out of the UTS Writing Program year after year. The Anthology has also featured forewords from leading writers — Nam Le, Hannah Kent, Anna Funder — some of whom have been involved with the UTS creative writing program, and all of whom acknowledge the outstanding student talent featured each year.
Positions on the student editorial committee are competitive, and content is selected from over 300 pieces submitted anonymously. The committee selects, edits, designs, proofreads, and publicises this book and all this work is done on a volunteer basis. Read more about the anthology process to find out how you can contribute to next year's collection.
The UTS Anthology Writing Prize is also part of this process, with the prize-winning story, poem, article or script published, along with the runners-up.
Every year the Anthology is proudly launched at an event that features readings from the book and the award of the Anthology prize.
Find out more about the 2019 UTS Writers' Anthology, Infinite Threads.