Poetry is a beautiful form of writing with many different styles to choose from. You can choose one of the traditional styles or go your own way with free verse. Reasons for writing poetry vary. For many people it is a way of expressing and processing their thoughts and emotions... Read more →


Before opening the Pocketry Almanack for submissions, I had to create a prototype of the journal to discover exactly what was needed from contributors. First I had to figure out how to create an instant book and then how to create a template that could edited, printed and reproduced easily.... Read more →


An almanack is an annual calendar with important data and statistics such as tides and planetary movements. It can also be handbook of important information. The Pocketry Almanack doesn’t quite fit either definition but the word almanack conjures up printing presses and hand distributed leaflets. It’s this tactile world I... Read more →


The Pocketry Almanack grew out of a frustration with getting published in Australian literary journals. It's incredibly difficult to get a foot in the door with the major poetry journals as they are already swamped with submissions and the standard is incredibly high. It's even harder to get feedback so... Read more →