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.

Magdalena Ball’s new poetry book titled The Density of Compact Bone has been published by Ginninderra Press.
Age as Disease: Anti-Aging Technologies, Sites and Practices

Age as Disease: Anti-Aging Technologies, Sites and Practices – David Jack Fletcher, published by Palgrave Macmillan

Genre: Social Sciences

Beating drug addiction in Tehran
Beating Drug Addiction in Tehran: A women’s Clinic - Kate Dolan, published by Interactive Publications

Genre: Non-fiction narrative
Jessica's Gift
Jessica's Gift  - Susan Loch, published by Susan Loch

Genre: Memoir
maiden manoeveurs
Maiden Manoeuvres  - Alison Ferguson, published by Backstory Press

Genre: Historical Fiction

widow's wake
Widow's Wake  - Alison Ferguson, published by Backstory Press

Genre: Historical Fiction
dearest daughter
Dearest Daughter  - Alison Ferguson, published by Backstory Press

Genre: Historical Fiction

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

Life is Not Fair When You Are Just a Chair - Emily S. Smith and Graham Davidson, published by Storytime Lane

Genre: Children

fossilised lightning

Fossilised Lightning - Nicole Sellers & Rebecca Trowbridge, published by Girls on Key

Genre: Poetry
High Wire Step
High Wire Step  - Magdalena Ball, published by Flying Island Press

Genre: Poetry

IF: A memoir - Richard West

Genre: Memoir
shooting through
Shooting Through - Katrina Kittel, published by Echo/Barrallier Books

Genre: War
Matron Ida Greaves
Matron Ida Greaves - Christine Bramble
Enquires to: sistersofthevalley@gmail.com

Genre: History
Emmie and the Tudor King (Hearts & Crowns #1)
Emmie and the Tudor King (Hearts & Crowns #1) - Natalie Murray, published by Midnight Tide Publishing
Genre: Young adult

Other People's Houses

Other People’s Houses – Kelli Hawkins, published by HarperCollins Publishers Australia

Genre: Thriller


A Gentleman's Daughter - Alison Ferguson, published by Backstory Press

Genre: Fiction
Unreliable NarrativesUnreliable Narratives - Magdalena Ball, published by Girls On Key

Genre: Poetry
Pixie Dust
Pixie Dust - Bronwyn MacRitchie

Genre: Memoir
The Light Electric Vehicle and the Climate
The Light Electric Vehicle and the Climate - A.T. Spathis, published by Houdini Phantom

To purchase, email houdini.phantom@icloud.com 

Genre: Science
Gloam
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

Singapore Fling With The Millionaire - Michelle Douglas

Singapore Fling With The Millionaire - Michelle Douglas, published by Harlequin Romance

Genre: Romance
Garbage Guts
Garbage Guts - Emily S. Smith, published by Larrikin House

Genre: Children

Choose - Anne Congiu

Genre: Fictional Murder Mystery, published by Antonietta Franks
Book by Emily S SMith How to Hug a Cactus
How to Hug a Cactus - Emily S. Smith, published by Larrikin House

Genre: Children
Intermittent Angels
Intermittent Angels - Jan Dean

Genre: Poetry

 


written on water
Written on Water -  Gail Hennessy, published by Flying Island Books

To purchase, email gailmariahennessy@gmail.com

Genre: Poetry

the m word
The M Word -  Gail Hennessy, published by Girls on Key Press

To purchase, email gailmariahennessy@gmail.com

Genre: Poetry/Memoir

watching through the day
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
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 breath
Taking My Breath - Cassandra O'Loughlin, published by Ginninderra Press

Genre: Poetry