FROM THE EDITOR
Snowy Frankland | Editor
Snowy is an undergraduate student studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Creative Writing.
The motivation behind Flunk Magazine is to establish a creative publication that features the talented students of Southern Cross University. Every issue, we strive to combine literature with visual art in a way that brings out the best of both. For this issue, our Art Director Matt Weismantel created a custom artwork to accompany every short story, and our Designer Libby Lawler created the hand-drawn illustrations.
To celebrate our first printed edition, we decided to run with a theme: Rural and Outback Australia. With international travel still a thing of the past, now is the perfect time to explore the short stories, poetry, photography, and visual art inspired by the more remote places on the continent. We are very proud of this collection of work, and all of the amazing contributors who have made it possible.
In terms of future goals, Flunk Magazine wants to expand its reach and collaborate with more
universities across Australia. We also want to start paying the contributors of each issue, because students deserve to be compensated for their creative work. It has always been our goal to find and publish as many incredible students as possible, and hopefully we can continue to do that.
Now, we need to thank all of the people who have made this publication possible. Our Art Director Matt and our Designer Libby produced all of the visual elements for this printed edition, which have come together to create something special and true to our style. We also need to thank our mentor Dr. Emma Doolan, who has answered any questions we’ve had since our inception in 2018. A huge thank you also goes out to LEXSA, who have funded this magazine from day one, and continue to support our crazy goals. Lastly, a huge thank you to all of the students who continue to submit their creative work to us. We wouldn’t be here without all of the unique, quirky people pursuing their creative goals.