Garbage Guts - Emily S. Smith, published by Larrikin House Genre: Children
Choose - Anne Congiu Genre: Fictional Murder Mystery, published by Antonietta Franks
How to Hug a Cactus - Emily S. Smith, published by Larrikin House Genre: Children
Intermittent Angels - Jan Dean Genre: Poetry
Written on Water - Gail Hennessy, published by Flying Island Books To purchase, email email@example.com Genre: Poetry
The M Word - Gail Hennessy, published by Girls on Key Press To purchase, email firstname.lastname@example.org Genre: Poetry/Memoir
Watching Through the Day - Julie Thorndyke and Nandina Vines, published by Interactive Publications Genre: Children's literature, Children's non-fiction literature
Isla's family tree - Katrina McKelvey, published by EK Books Genre: Children
The Love that Remains - Susan Francis, published by Allen & Unwin Genre: Memoir
Taking My Breath - Cassandra O'Loughlin, published by Ginninderra Press Genre: Poetry
Age as Disease: Anti-Aging Technologies, Sites and Practices – David Jack Fletcher, published by Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Social Sciences
Enhancement – Ned Stephenson
Genre: Science Fiction
Jessica’s Gift – Susan Loch, published by Susan Loch
Dearest Daughter - Alison Ferguson, published by Backstory Press Genre: Historical Fiction
Beating Drug Addiction in Tehran: A women’s Clinic - Kate Dolan, published by Interactive Publications Genre: Non-fiction narrative
Congratulations to our Members:
David-Jack Fletcher’s story ‘The Well’ was accepted into the Eerie River Publishing anthology, and his novella ‘The Haunting of Harry Peck’ is published. Available here.
Emily S. Smith and Sharon J. Boyce launched their new books: ‘Kora Kerplunk’s Travelling Tongue’ (Smith) and ‘There’s a Shark in my School’ (Boyce).
Katrina McKelvey has a new picture book with Wombat Books titled ‘Mila and Ivy’.
Ellen Shelley’s poem ‘Memorial Walk’ has been shortlisted for the Queensland Flying Arts Ekphrastic award
Catherine Moffat was shortlisted for the Hunter section, Joanne Burns Microlit award
Janet Hackery has been selected to attend the Futurescapes workshop and invited to appear on Story Hour – a US based livestream speculative reading program.
Erin Munzenberger has had a short story selected for publication in an anthology called ‘Where the weird things are, Vol. 2’ by Deadset Press.
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 also published in The Story Hunters anthology.
David-Jack Fletcher had a short story published in British magazine Horrified and another submission, ‘Quietus’, accepted for an American anthology Madam Gray’s Vault of Gore
Erin Munzenberger’s story titled ‘Spores’ was published in Midnight Echo 16
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.
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 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.
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.
The Light Electric Vehicle and the Climate - A.T. Spathis, published by Houdini Phantom To purchase, email email@example.com Genre: Science
Gloam - Averil Drummond, published by Austin Macauley Genre: Young adult/adult
Unmaking Atoms - Magdalena Ball, published by Ginninderra Press Genre: Poetry
Green Point Bearings - Kathryn Fry, published by Ginninderra Press Genre: Poetry
- Michelle Douglas, published by Harlequin Romance
Emmie and the Tudor Queen (Hearts & Crowns #2) - Natalie Murray, published by Midnight Tide Publishing
Genre: Young adult
Life is Not Fair When You Are Just a Chair - Emily S. Smith and Graham Davidson, published by Storytime Lane Genre: Children
Fossilised Lightning - Nicole Sellers & Rebecca Trowbridge, published by Girls on Key Genre: Poetry
High Wire Step - Magdalena Ball, published by Flying Island Press Genre: Poetry
IF: A memoir - Richard West Genre: Memoir
Shooting Through - Katrina Kittel, published by Echo/Barrallier Books Genre: War
Matron Ida Greaves - Christine Bramble Enquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org Genre: History
Gold - Ned Stephenson
Emmie and the Tudor King (Hearts & Crowns #1) - Natalie Murray, published by Midnight Tide Publishing
Genre: Young adult
Other People’s Houses – Kelli Hawkins, published by HarperCollins Publishers Australia
A Gentleman's Daughter - Alison Ferguson, published by Backstory Press Genre: Fiction
Unreliable Narratives – Magdalena Ball, published by Girls On Key
Pixie Dust - Bronwyn MacRitchie Genre: Memoir
Maiden Manoeuvres - Alison Ferguson, published by Backstory Press Genre: Historical Fiction
Widow's Wake - Alison Ferguson, published by Backstory Press Genre: Historical Fiction