Instead of calling for The Great Australian Novel, they are casting about for The Great Australian Text Message (TGATM) or Gr8 Oz Txt Msg, and subscribers have been asked to enter their suggestions. They concede they borrowed this clever idea from US author, Peter Hyman's, Gr8 American Txt Msgs which include:
Mo B Dik
Advtrs of HckFin
DQMONT but I thnk ant pol-e wnts 2 sivilize u.
Hd fer the Trtories. Tke the rft Jim dsnt wnt it 2day.
Genius, right? So we figured it might be fun to apply it to kids' books. Turns out it's quite a challenge - but we have made a start.
Chrlt's WbMrcle on da web. Chekit @ Zmans farm.Hw i Lv NwH8 war, luv cuz. How r u?
P'ton BearPls lk aftr dis br, ta.Wnd in th WllwsSprng cleaning sux. C U at Rivr or WWd or TdHall.
Get your text on, everyone.