The emerging writers whose stories grace this collection engage in the play of symbolic action and detail, capturing sadness and imperfection through an apprehended fictional world—an abstracted reality. The stories resonate because they are intensely focused upon very particular forms of enquiry: Why do the characters see what they see? How do they know what they know? Perhaps it is this—the focus upon a very particular form of sensory apprehension—that lies at the heart of short stories that resonate beyond the final lines of text.
The stories in ACE Anthology. Arresting, Contemporary stories by Emerging writers are authentic, the voices diverse and multilayered, translating longing, deprivation, and the raw senses of lived experience, into an urgency of ideas.
Supartra Walker, Joshua Kemp, Andrew Drummond, Alison Kelly, Sue Brennan, Ivana Rnjak, Sophie MacNeill, Ruth Armstrong, Kerrie Knox, Lisa Smithies.