Welcome to SpineOut

SpineOut publishes YA’s creative work from book reviews, poetry, short stories, artwork, photography or stories about activities they have done. If you’ve created something or been involved in creating something we’ll publish it for you!


Our October – November issue is out now!

Inside this issue of SpineOut we chat with author A L Tait, who has just released the first book in her new ‘Ateban Cipher’ series, The Book of Secrets. Be sure to check out the nifty technology introduced into a school library, as well as short-story winners from Fraser Coast Library! We are stacked to the brim this issue with new books, student reviews, artworks and poetry. Happy reading!

October - November 2017 issue

Our venomous August – September issue is out!

Meet the world’s most venomous creatures in this issue of SpineOut. And they’re not just snakes and spiders! We also chat with long-time animal advocate Ondine Sherman about her new book Sky and Yasmin Hamid’s Swimming on the Lawn, her new novel that powerfully reminds us that many children around the world are affected by war.

Flick through our extensive student portfolio of creative art pieces, have your say on marriage equality, and discover new books inside this issue of SpineOut!




Check out the June – July issue!

Have you read the latest issue of SpineOut yet?

We interview YA superstar author Cassandra Clare, of ‘Mortal Instruments’ fame, about how she creates her worlds and her latest book, Lord of Shadows.

We also get an update on boy spy Alex Rider, take a peek into the new 20th-anniversary house editions of ‘Harry Potter’ and ask Zana Fraillon about her new novel about child trafficking, The Ones That Disappeared.

There are heaps of new books to discover, drone races from Star Wars, and selfie art inside!



SpineOut’s April – May issue is out!

In this issue of SpineOut, meet a character dreaming of a world that might just be real, a girl who takes an underground gene therapy drug called charisma, a gang of street kids in Paris, and a boy with an electric heart.

Also catch superstar YouTuber Ryan Higa’s new book, a school celebrating Tolkien Day and raising money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, and find out how cyclones get their names.

There are short stories and poetry to read and digital narratives exploring tough isues to watch! We hope you enjoy the latest issue!