It’s out! My short story Soroche is in the Winter 2022 edition of Meanjin Quarterly. Some fabulous pieces in this one, including new fiction from James Bradley and Karen Wyld. Margaret Simons’ essay This Is Not Journalism, is a cracker.
She grows up with apple pie and apple crumble and apple snow and cousins who threaten to lock her in the coolroom. She grows up with a father who sneers at anyone who doesn’t eat the core. (She doesn’t eat the core.)
Thrilled to see my flash fiction piece Counting Out The Cloves published over on Litro this month.
I always really enjoy these little micro-microfiction challenges. Thanks to Writers Victoria for another fun year!
I’ve started a Substack newsletter called Piecework, gathering together some of the quotes I’ve collected from artists and writers over the years. Recent posts include Beginnings, Middles, Ends and Failure.
It’s a work in progress as I go through my old notebooks. If you’re interested you can sign up here.
It will be screened online on 26th November, alongside animated versions of stories by Michelle Cahill, Andrew Roff, Jake Dean and Danielle Baldock. I can’t wait to see them all!
Thanks also to Spineless Wonders and the joanne burns Microlit Award for the strange & wonderful opportunity to see my work adapted.
Tickets are free. Register on the Microflix website to receive the zoom link.
What an honour to have my small piece Portals included in a recent Newcastle Writers Festival podcast about prose poetry & microfiction!
This episode features Beth Spencer and Cassandra Atherton chatting about the form and its history here. They also talk about Cassandra’s fabulous Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry. (My copy is dog-eared all the way through! I have so many highlights!)
I really liked what Cassandra and Beth had to say about the white space on the page, and the visual aspect of microlit too.