Congratulations to our members on these wonderful literary achievements:
Graham Davidson recently launched his new publishing company Rack and Rune and has already published a few books.
Jan Dean has several poems accepted for anthologies, including: ‘Interior with Wardrobe Mirror’ for Not Very Quiet: The Anthology, ‘Cranes Fly on My Blue and White Porcelain Brooch’ for This Gift, This Poem, ‘Peepshow, the Veranda Years part one’, for Take Heart Poetry at the Pub Members’ Anthology 2021, ‘Kodo Nishimura, Makeup Monk’ and ‘Cake Boi’, published in Sapphic Touch, the Sappho Anthology 2021, and ‘What’s New?’ and ‘White Ribbon’ accepted for True Crime e-anthology
Sharon Boyce: Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, read ‘There’s a Shark in the Loo’ (over 70 000 views) and ‘Who is at the Zoo’ (over 32 000 views) on her YouTube channel “Storytime with Fergie and Friends”.
Emily S. Smith: Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, read ‘How To Hug a Cactus’ on her YouTube channel “Storytime with Fergie and Friends”. It’s had over 40 000 views.
Nicole Rain Sellers poems appeared in Burrow, Australian Poetry Collaboration, TEXT, Any Saturday, 2021, Running Westward: Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2021, Love: Lifespan vol. 4, Poetry for the Planet: An Anthology of Imagined Futures, and Plumwood Mountain. Her flash fiction was published in The Story Hunters (Hunter Writers Centre)
David-Jack Fletcher also has a short story published in British magazine Horrified and has another submission, ‘Quietus’, accepted for an American anthology titled Madam Gray’s Vault of Gore and due for release early next year
Erin Munzenberger’s story titled ‘Spores’ is due to be published in Midnight Echo 16 in early December
Lisa Barron’s book The Tatter of Life is now distributed in India through their new online book store Pothi Books, giving her strong following in India affordable access to her writing.
Katrina McKelvey has a new picture book being released in March, 2022 with Wombat Books titled ‘Mila and Ivy’.
Louise Berry’s poem ‘Nicking across the Nullarbor’ was published in ‘Milestones’ an anthology put together by Ginninderra Press.
Ellen Shelley’s poem ‘Resurrection’ was chosen for the Spirit of Renewal Manly poetry ekphrastic competition and is available to watch here
Gail Hennessy has had poems published in: Poetry for the Planet, An Anthology of Imagined Futures; Not Very Quiet Anthology 2017-2021; Outrageous — Guide to Sydney Crime (to be published); the Avondale Anthology, This Gift, This Poem, 2021; Common or Garden Poets, the community blog; and Tanka in Eucalypt: a tanka journal.
Luci Croci’s poem ‘Mussels’ was published in Lifespan Vol 2, Growing Up. ‘Remake’ and ‘Imposing Order’ were published in Live Encounters, and ‘Medlar’ was published in Lifespan Vol 4, Love. Her poems ‘Dipping into the Tao Te Ching’ and ‘At the Pub, A Horse’s Tale’ have been accepted for the Live Encounters 12th Year Edition.
Kathryn Fry’s second book of poems The Earth Will Outshine Us was published in September. Her poem ‘All the Willing Hours’ will be republished in the Not Very Quiet Anthology 2017-2021. ‘Impromptu’ was published in Kit Kelen’s blog, Common or Garden Poets and ‘Toddler with Neptune’s Necklace’ in This Gift, This Poem, 2021.
Peter Wells’ poem ‘Woodsheds’ was shortlisted in the Australian Catholic University (ACU) Poetry Prize and he has also been included in the anthology “Resilance”
Liv Hamilton published a flash piece ‘Torn Curtains’ in Pulp Modern Flash
Cassandra O’Loughlin’s academic article, “Critically Imagining a Decolonised Vision in Australian Poetry”, is published in Landscapes: The Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language
J.A. Haigh has been awarded a 2021 AHWA mentorship with Kaaron Warren, author of ‘Into Bones Like Oil’. Haigh will be polishing her dark, folkloric novel ‘A Harbour Not a Home,’ to an eerie gleam under Warren’s guidance. Haigh has also been offered a place in the selective US based workshop, ‘Fearscapes’, led by literary agent Anne Tibbets and bestselling author Dan Wells.
Lucy Nelson placed 1st in the Newcastle Short Story Award 2021 – Lucy wins $3000
In alpha order: Maree Gardner Chapman, Mark Lock, Dee Murdoch, Patricia O’Shea, Grant Palmer, Brenda Proudfoot, Chloe Warren, Peter Wells – all published in the 2021 Grieve Anthology
Jen Pritchard has a short story published in Southern Cross Uni magazine.
Bronwyn MacRitchie was a finalist in the Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition and in March released an audiobook of her memoir, Pixie Dust (read by the author), available for download on Audiobooks, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, and Scribd
Diana Pearce’s poems were published in seven issues of THE MOZZIE throughout 2021. She facilitated a 4-week Hunter Writers Centre creative writing course in May and her poems appeared in Hunter Writers Centre competitions.
Rebecca Trowbridge released Fossilised Lightning, an ecopoetry collection co-authored with Nicole Rain Sellers. She had a poem published in Poetry for the Planet: An Anthology of Imagined Futures in October.
Written on Water - Gail Hennessy, published by Flying Island Books To purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org Genre: Poetry
The M Word - Gail Hennessy, published by Girls on Key Press To purchase, email email@example.com Genre: Poetry/Memoir