The Truth is Hard to Bear
About Mona Magazine
Mona Magazine is a new community-focused women’s literary magazine for women who live in regional, rural and remote communities in Australia, and is completely authored and produced by these women. We are not driven by profit, we are driven by women and our stories.
We want to meet you, listen to you and help you share your stories with the world. We will come to your town, offering a number of workshops in your region to help you develop your ideas, stories and art to then submit for publishing, if you choose. Mona Magazine Issue One was launched in July, 2021 selling out its first print run in a matter of months. The Mona team released Issue Two in April, 2022. Beyond this, we want to see this magazine and the Mona community grow and we have big plans for the future. Make sure to follow us on social media to stay up to date with developments and how you can be involved.
We are going into rural communities and holding free writing workshops for women to awaken the storyteller within. We are there to listen to them, to build them up and offer them the support to share their stories.
Any woman can submit work to Mona Magazine, not just professional or experienced writers. All submitted work will be curated for the annual print version of Mona Magazine and/or modified to publish on our website. Contributors will be paid for their work and will have a say in how, when and where their work is shared by Mona.
You can buy Mona Magazine issues here or view a list of our magazine stockists.
What we are talking about >
The women of Mona acknowledge that we come together on the stolen country of the Wiradjuri people who are the traditional and rightful owners of the Riverina lands where our ancestors settled.
These lands were never sold nor ceded.
We pledge to the truth telling of indigenous stories and histories in Mona’s pages because without them, we cannot truly understand who we are as Australian women.
We acknowledge the path for Aboriginal representation is through Voice, Treaty, Truth and Advocacy and aim to honour the Uluru Statement of the Heart in all our work.
The women of Mona honour the power and wisdom of indigenous woman.
Until we listen to them and learn from their stories, we cannot begin to understand how we move forward, together.