For 10 days in June, Melbourne’s Emerging Writers’ Festival will celebrate, support and cajole the words out of the nation’s fledgeling wordsmiths. Here’s our pick of this year’s events, and the chance to score free tickets.

Love wine? Running With Bulls is hosting Meet Your Maker, a wine-tasting and degustation experience to school your taste buds. And you could attend – if you enter our competition.

Want to Work at Smith Journal?

Friday April 28, 2017

Exciting news, folks! We’re on the hunt for a new sales gun to join us at Smith Journal, as well as a new assistant accountant.

Do you have a favourite shop / newsagent / hole-in-the-wall you’d like to see stock Smith? Let us know! 

Come Work at Smith Journal

Saturday March 18, 2017

Exciting news, folks: we’re on the hunt for a marketing wiz to come join us at Smith Journal. 

Like art? Enjoy beer? Good news! We’re giving away tickets to an art and beer exhibition hosted by online beer store MoCU. Read on to enter. 

$5 Smith Journal back issues

Monday February 13, 2017

Completists, rejoice: from now until midnight this Friday, all Smith Journal back issues are just $5 each. 

Bruce Lee was more than just a martial arts badass – he was a philosopher, as these recently uncovered writings reveal.

The Good Stuff Awards

Tuesday January 17, 2017

Are you a creative type? The Good Stuff awards might just be the leg up you’ve been looking for. Entries close soon, though, so get cracking.

If you're passing through Geelong, Victoria – hell, even if you’re not – you could do worse than stop at the Little Creatures Brewery for a boozy lunch or dinner (or both, why not).