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Ideas. Writing. Culture.


Island is one of Australia’s leading literary magazines, a print-only quarterly of ideas, writing and culture.

Based in Hobart, Tasmania, Island has been evolving within Australia’s media ecology for the past 35 years.
It began life as The Tasmanian Review in 1979, but after only five issues it changed its name to Island Magazine,
reflecting its national scope — because Australia is an island, too, you know?

Island is a non-profit arts organisation with a volunteer board.


Operations / Marketing Manager
Kate Harrison lives in Hobart, TAS.
She is a marketing consultant and freelance assistant.

Managing Editor
Vern Field lives in Hobart, TAS.  
She is a freelance editor, proofreader and writer. 

Geordie Williamson lives in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
He is an author and the Chief Literary Critic for The Australian.

Art Features Editor 

Judith Abell lives in Hobart, TAS.  
She is a freelance artist, designer and writer.

Fiction Editor 
Anica Boulanger-Mashberg lives in Hobart, TAS.
She is a freelance writer and editor who works in a bookshop in her free time.

Poetry Editor
Sarah Holland-Batt lives in Brisbane, QLD.  
She is a poet and teaches creative writing at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

Poetry Intern
India Poulton lives in Brisbane, QLD.  
She is undertaking a Master of Fine Arts (Research) in Poetics at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).