Issue One

Issue One of The Red Pen was released on October 4, 2010 and features work from 11 contributors. The debut zine features short fiction, poetry, art and a review.

  • Cover for Issue One by Cipi Morgan

    Love-tokens – Ben Coggins – poetry
  • Azadi – Cipi Morgan – fiction
  • The Internationalists – RevolutionStryker a.k.a. J.T. – art
  • Poem for Palestine – Lucais O’Neil – poetry
  • Deliverance from Exile – Jordan Humphreys – fiction
  • He always chooses the best – Dalal – fiction
  • Green Assumptions – Lori Dietrich – fiction
  • Homage to NAPLAN – Jay Ayerson – poetry
  • Status Quo – Jay Ayerson – poetry
  • Jam – Jay Ayerson – poetry
  • Colour by Numbers – Jay Ayerson – poetry
  • Ozario’s Murder – Cipi Morgan – novella excerpt
  • Unbalanced – Bec Hynek – poetry
  • The ‘Caf’ – Bec Hynek – poetry
  • Dead Sea Salt – Bec Hynek – poetry
  • The Same Place – Benjamin Solah – fiction
  • Still Standing Toe to Toe – Azlan McLennan – review

Print copies can be purchased from Sticky or by emailing for further details. The cost is $5 for a black and white cover, $7 for a colour cover – proceeds go toward the Refugee Action Collective (Victoria)

The PDF version is available for free on Scribd. You can either view it on the website or download it. Please do not distribute it elsewhere without prior consent.

You can also download an EPUB version of Issue One which can be viewed on compatible eReaders (Sony Reader etc.), iPad (with iBooks or another app), iPhone (iBooks, Stanza or another app) or a computer with an EPUB compatible program like Adobe Digital Editions.

Whilst the Digital Versions are free, we still encourage people to support the zine by donating to the Refugee Action Collective.


6 Responses to Issue One

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  3. sourav says:

    i am a poet from India.I liked the portal and also the content.I am also with a revolutionary communist party in India.If you are looking for contents from India, let me know.I may come handy on this.


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  5. Bobby says:

    The EPUB file is not an EPUB file. Is it corrupted? Can’t read it in Adobe Digital

  6. Not sure why it’s not working Bobby. I haven’t had time to look into it, but certainly will.

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