The Year of the Tiger begins on February 1. But what does that mean?
Once our clothes come off, there’s an uncertainty and vulnerability we’re just not used to, or at least I wasn’t used to.
I had expected after the protracted process of receiving my inheritance I would feel relief, instead I felt gaping grief and guilt. I took myself to bed and cried...
Peter Papathanasiou was born in 1974, grew up in 1980s Australia as an only child of Greek parents, and found out he was adopted in 1999 at age 25.
“You don’t have legs like the others. You’ve got Japanese legs,” she snickered.
“When I started my writing journey, that literary and cultural landscape was very different."
Right now, what most of us need is solace, encouragement, periods of decompression and reflection; and above all — continuity, safety and sameness.
The world of online dating
Single parents are the busiest people in the world, so it’s not easy to fit in a love life. We talk to parents about how they find navigating the daunting world of dating apps when they ‘get back on the horse’ post-separation. The Swiping Game: Must Love Kids is steaming On Demand.
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SBS Emerging Writers' Competition

Entries for the SBS Emerging Writers' Competition are now closed. See you in 2022 for next year's competition. 


The collection, which will be published in 2022 by Hardie Grant, will feature the work of emerging writers from across Australia.

It's never too late to be an emerging writer

“It’s really important to recognise that you can be an emerging writer at 60. You’ve lived a full, long life. You’ve got a lot more perspective on the world than...
“What I really wanted for anyone to get from reading this piece was that even if you grew up with not a lot, you can still be a very complex person with a story...
Five winners have been chosen from the 2021 SBS Emerging Writers' Competition. Find out more about their stories and what inspires them.
This is the prize-winning entry from Arky Michael, titled 'Songbird'.
This is Maya Hodge's prize-winning entry, titled 'bidngen'.
This is Miranda Jakich's prize-winning entry, titled 'Coat of Stones'.

The Swiping Game

From the intimacy of their bedrooms, Australians talk all things dating with startling honesty and humour. With a smorgasbord of apps there is now the promise of love and sex - as well as heartbreak - with a casual swipe.

New episodes of The Swiping Game can be streamed at SBS On Demand.

It was described as a “brave, modern program designed to both give a voice and promote debate”.
They’ll be like, ‘There’s no way that you haven’t slept with someone.’ I’m 28 now and they’ll be like, ‘There’s no way that you’ve bloody gone this long'.
Growing up in a strict Catholic Vietnamese migrant family, sex was a minefield of guilt and a topic to be avoided at all costs.
I put on a stern exterior when approached by men, and immediately began looking for red flags.
Getting out there can be tiring enough when you’re healthy and feeling good. When you have a mental illness, it can feel pretty impossible.
Even when the word asexual finally entered my lexicon, it created more questions than answers.
The truth is, I’ve been depressed these last few months and that's why you haven't seen me.

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