you may have read recently that island, the tasmanian quarterly magazine had its funding cut in august.
walking past fullers earlier in the week i noticed a window display encouraging hobartians to subscribe, as well as a lovely heartfelt letter to the premier from island's editor, sarah kanowski.
island has been printed since 1979 - i think it would be so very sad for tasmania to lose this amazing publication. i believe they have now secured funding for 2012 but it seems the long term future of the magazine is still in jeopardy.
if you are in hobart this afternoon you might like to get along to the launch of island 126 'other stories'. it's all happening at 5.30pm at the hobart bookshop in salamanca.