HEAT is a new Australian literary quarterly, with an international perspective. It publishes the best in contemporary writing in English, and in translation into English.

HEAT is a response to the crisis in our present literary culture, and to the limits being placed on writing and reading by the imperatives of the marketplace, and by a narrowly defined national outlook. The devaluation of Australian fiction, the scant respect paid to poetry, and the eclipse of the essay as an art form are all symptoms of this deep malaise.

HEAT is a place where writers and critics and readers meet as equals. There is no pretense here, no jargon, no false promises. There is respect for the written word, for real thought, and for the power of the imagination

HEAT appears four times a year, in July, October, January and April. It is edited by Ivor Indyk, critic and lecturer on Australian literature, and previously editor of Southerly.

HEAT sets a new standard in literary magazine publishing with a text design by Toni Hope-Caten, and cover by Harry Williamson. Issue 2 features an extract from Guyanese writer, Fred D'Aguiar, on the Jonestown suicide; short fiction from Miguel Gutierrez from Peru, David Brooks and Anna Couani; poetry by Les Murray, Xi Chuan, Rosemary Dobson, Robert Adamson, Rhyll McMaster and Jonna Burns; essays by Barry Lopez, Evelyn Juers, Lesley Stern, Gary Simes and Rafael Moreno Casarrubios.

Send an email to Ivor Indyk
Or contact PO Box 752, Artarmon, NSW 2064, Australia. Telephone/fax (61 2) 9419 7934.