Microflix 2021

Congratulations to animators Jasmine Chia, Shi Yi, Jing He, Sophie Yang and Wendy Xayalith! Their version of my tiny microfiction story Portals has been selected for the 2021 Microflix Festival.

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.

Microfiction podcast

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.

Listen on the NWF website and Spotify.

Writers Victoria Flash Fiction 2021

If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll know I love a good online flash fiction challenge. They’re always so much fun and I get to know some really interesting writers. The Writers Victoria annual challenge is a bit of an institution (it must take them HOURS to go through all the submissions each day) and I was very pleased to win Day 16 this year, responding to the prompt Burst. You can read the whole month of winners over on the Writers Victoria’s blog.

2021 joanne burns Microlit Award

Thrilled that my flash fiction piece ‘Portals’ has been selected as the winner of the 2021 joanne burns Microlit Award. My hugest thanks to Spineless Wonders and judge Cassandra Atherton!

This year’s theme was Pulped Fiction, which is also the name of the prize anthology. It’s a fantastic read and I’m feeling really humbled to be included alongside so many amazing writers. An online launch will be held on 7 April 2020. It’s free but you need to book to get the zoom link.