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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Fiction Focus is
  • a reviewing journal published four times a year by CMIS, Department of Education and Training (WA)
  • a selection and buying guide for secondary schools and other institutions serving teenagers
  • distributed free of charge to the library and the Head of Department, English in public secondary schools in Western Australia. available on subscription.

'The Fiction Focus journal includes:
  • Current fiction published specifically for teenagers
  • Selected adult fiction
  • Relevant titles for professional reading
  • Picture books appropriate for secondary school students
  • Fiction-related videos and audiobooks
  • 'Fiction on the Net' highlights literature-related Internet sites useful for curriculum programming, professional development or student use
  • Feature articles about incorporating literature into the curriculum or other topical issues relevant to English teachers and librarians promoting the reading of fiction in their schools.
'Fiction Focus caters for a wide range of reading abilities and levels of maturity and both positive and negative reviews of titles are included. Titles that deal with controversial issues, or are of doubtful literary merit but have popular appeal, are evaluated for the integrity of overall treatment and quality. Standard evaluation criteria consonant with the policies of the Department of Education and Training (WA) are followed.

'Reviews for Fiction Focus are submitted by teachers and librarians both within and outside the Department of Education and Training (WA). The views expressed are those of the individual reviewers.'

Source: Fiction Focus website,
Sighted: 13/09/2011

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1987

Works about this Work

Special Feature : Reviewers Reminisce Sue Scott , Rita Blackburn , Judi Jagger , Kim Eversden , Kerry Boyd , Margaret Crohn , Lorraine Dobbie , Peta Harrison , Mary Koenig , Fran Knight , Joy Lawn , Val Mancini , Joyce Michael , Christian Mondeil , Alison Miles , Sue Pitt , Martin Turner , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 7-10)
Previous contributors to Fiction Focus each comment on their experience with the magazine.
Special Feature : 25 Years : A Retrospective Showcasing the Features 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 4-6)
Fiction on the Net : Internet Sites To Support Literature in the Classroom 2008 single work column
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 1 2008; (p. 3-10)
Special Feature : Fiction Focus Celebrates Its 20th Year Rita Blackburn , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 20 no. 1 2006; (p. 2-6)

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 0819-5358
Subtitle varies.
Three times per year (1987-2009); quarterly (2009- )
Vol. 1, no. 1 (1987)-
Includes author/title index.
Includes graphics.
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