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.