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Black Inc announces 'Growing Up in Country Australia'

Black Inc announces 'Growing Up in Country Australia'

Black Inc has announced the latest book in their 'Growing Up' anthology, Growing Up in Country Australia, edited by journalist Rick Morton. 

Submissions are now open for the book, which will collate nonfiction works based around the diverse experiences of Australians growing up outside of cities and regional areas. The publisher is emphasising the 'vast diversity', with submissions from First Nations writers, writers of colour, writers with a disability and writers of a migrant background strongly encouraged to submit. 

The anthology will be edited by Rick Morton, who senior reporter for the Saturday Paper, and also wrote the 2018 book One Hundred Years of Dirt, which recounts his childhood growing up in poverty in Rural Queensland. 

‘I think anyone who has spent formative years in the country has a secret,’ says Morton. ‘It might be a good one, or a dark one, and in most cases it resembles nothing of our national myth. I want to know what your secret is.’

Growing Up in Country Australia is the sixth book in the 'Growing Up' anthology which began with Growing Up Asian in Australia, and has continued with Growing Up Queer in AustraliaGrowing Up Aboriginal in Australia, Growing Up African in Australia, and the forthcoming Growing Up Disabled in Australia, which is releasing in February 2021. 

Growing up in Country Australia currently has a publication date of 2022. The deadline for submissions is 5PM Friday 21 January, 2021. For details related to submission, click here