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Chuck Palahniuk, ‘Make Something Up’

Chuck Palahniuk's short stories are over-the-top fables, trafficking gleefully in sex, body horror, shock comedy and social commentary while his characte...

Tommy Sussex, 'Our Sincere Toils'

I just spent way too long on Tommy Sussex’s blog. It was for research okay. His photos are just the sort you can look at for a long time. I like the ones he ...

How to procrastinate, with Madeleine Dore from Extra...

There’s a fine art to procrastination. I’ve arranged my entire Tazo collection in rainbow colour order and then blu-tacked them to my wall during a particula...

Oliver Mol, 'Lion Attack!'

Oliver Mol's debut book Lion Attack! is about what it's like to come of age twice. It's a memoir of a broke, lusty and sensitive writer in Melbou...

The Thousands’ guide to the Melbourne Art Book Fair

It’s the first ever Melbourne Art Book Fair and if you have even the slightest interest in looking at pretty pictures and touching printed pages, you’ll want...

Steve Toltz, 'Quicksand'

Steve Toltz made an ambitious debut with 2008’s Man Booker-shortlisted A Fraction of the Whole, chronicling three generations of an Australian family. The Sy...

Kim Gordon, 'Girl in a Band'

“I preferred to sing about the darkness shimmering beneath the shiny quilt of American pop culture” — Kim Gordon. A big part of me didn't ...

NGV Melbourne Art Book Fair giveaway

Art, architecture and design lovers, de-fog your horn rimmed glasses and jot this down in the ol’ Moleskine iPad app. Next month the NGV is holding the debut...

Krass Journal Issue 1

Krass Journal is one of those projects you wish you undertook. It's not heavy, pretentious, inaccessible, or even hard to find. Why even bother with a sl...

Matt Sumell, 'Making Nice'

Alby, the raging narrator of Matt Sumell's blazing debut is a narcissistic, sexist 30 year-old alcoholic prone to violence. He's a guy who at the age...

Marie Kondo, 'The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up'

According to the blurb of this book Marie Kondo is a “cleaning consultant”, but maybe a better title would be “decluttering mage” or ...

Issue 500 – a retrospective (part 1)

Letter from the Editor Dear readers. Thank you! I'm not just saying that. You could be scrolling through an endless stream of internet right now for som...

Issue 500 – a retrospective (part 2)

I've been contributing to Three Thousand for four years which means I only know a fraction of the story seeing as we've been around for ten. To do th...

Funny Ha Ha

Three Thousand alumni Bec Varcoe is funny. I know this for a fact because we've spent afternoons together on official business chasing broken waterslides...

Yan Lianke, ‘The Four Books’

Chinese novelist Yan Lianke is no stranger to censors, but for his latest novel he decided to not even worry about whether it could get published in China. T...

The Lifted Brow #25

In late January this year, quarterly lit mag The Lifted Brow flirted with the idea of renaming their digital version Side Eye. Actually when I say flirted, I...

Aevoe, vol. 1

So it turns out that the contents of independent publication Aevoe are just as fun and consuming as learning how to pronounce its name (fyi it's “a...

Low Life News #2

If you have a passing interest in Sydney's Low Life this magazine is not for you. Low Life News is for fanatics only. Published by the official Low Life ...

'35ppm', a laser printed photographic exhibition by ...

Last month Bloom Publishing held a submission-based photography exhibition where prints were being sold in limited runs for an outrageously reasonable $20 a ...

Abigail Ulman, 'Hot Little Hands'

Abigail Ulman's first book deals exclusively in coming-of-age stories – no matter what the actual age of the characters. In fact, we follow slacker PhD s...

Guide to the Digital Writers Festival

Unless someone transcribed this with a pen and mailed it to you, chances are you're interested in digital writing. The Digital Writers Festival celebrate...

Miranda July, 'The First Bad Man'

Miranda July's debut novel may not be as overtly quirky as the movies she's made (2005’s Me and You and Everyone We Know and 2011’s The Future), but ...

Anwen Crawford, 'Live Through This'

You have the album's power and timelessness as well as the rock world's staunch sausage-fest traditionalism to thank for this, but Hole's definin...

Maxine Beneba Clarke, 'Foreign Soil'

Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian poet, essayist and author from an Afro-Carribean background. With Foreign Soil she's produced a debut of collection...

The Blackmail Offline issue #3

The Blackmail have been pairing cultural luminaries since their inception in 2009, first as a monthly online magazine and graduating to a paperback released ...

Kelly Link 'Get in Trouble'

Nobody writes stories like Kelly Link. Sure, you can trace her twistedly funny, darkly strange tales back to Margaret Atwood and Jorge Luis Borges, but a qui...

COS zine

Just going to state the obvious here, but god damn those Scandinavians are good at life. Swedish fash brand COS (a high-end offshoot of H&M) recently ope...

Charles D'Ambrosio, 'Loitering'

Charles D'Ambrosio's previous essay collection, 2006's Orphans, achieved cult status with a run of just 3,500 copies. That's not due simply t...