The annual Sleepers Almanac is a collection of short stories,poetry and cartoons, which specialises in bringing togetherauthors of some repute alongside tyro writers. When Sleepers was founded by Zoe Dattner andLouise Swinn six years ago, their aim was to bring to thereading public the most exhilarating experience on the page. The previous Almanacs demonstrated how successful theywere and now, in its fifth incarnation, the Sleepers Almanac hasbecome an Australian institution. The Sleepers Almanac No. 5 includes stories from establishedauthors like Andrew Hutchinson, Tony Birch andMax Barry, and introduces Jo Case, Samuel Bartlett, ImogenMelgaard, and many, many more. Coupled with the now-legendary literary events, theSleepers Salons, the Sleepers Almanac has made a name for itselffor taking risks, showcasing quality up and coming talent,and looking darn fine to boot. It's like a mixed bag of lollies- you stick your hand in and something delicious is bound toturn up. Review of previous AlmanacThe Australian: "Supposedly no one buys short story collections,but as the Almanac proves, young writers and writingare still healthy. And they look good, too."