The annual Sleepers Almanac is a collection of short stories, poetry and cartoons, which specialises in bringing together authors of some repute alongside tyro writers.When Sleepers was founded by Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn six years ago, their aim was to bring to the reading public the most exhilarating experience on the page. The previous Almanacs demonstrated how successful they were and now, in its fifth incarnation, the Sleepers Almanac has become an Australian institution. The Sleepers Almanac No. 5 includes stories from established authors like Andrew Hutchinson, Tony Birch and Max Barry, and introduces Jo Case, Samuel Bartlett, Imogen Melgaard, and many, many more. Coupled with the now-legendary literary events, the Sleepers Salons, the Sleepers Almanac has made a name for itself for 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 to turn up.