Linda Taimre

Linda Taimre has been an actor, corporate improvement analyst, teacher, producer, and operations manager.  Nowadays, her interests tend towards neuropsychology, though she still loves an occasional theatrical stint.  She has always written poetry and short stories for herself – they are often dark, with a sci-fi bent.  The Fading is her first novella, and her first work intended to be read by others.

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Anna Jackson

Anna Jackson is a poet and academic living in Island Bay, Wellington.  Her most recent collection of poetry is Pasture and Flock: New and Selected Poems (Auckland University Press, 2018). 

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Avi Duckor-Jones

Avi Duckor-Jones is an Auckland based writer. Although trained as a lawyer, Avi gained his MA in creative writing from Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters in 2013. His travel writing has been published by BBC Travel, The NZ Listener and Lonely Planet. Avi has worked as a writing instructor and trip leader for National Geographic, directed a school in Ghana, and is the recent winner of NZ Survivor

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Naomi Barton

Naomi Barton is an Illawarra-based fiction prose writer. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, focusing on the victim's place in crime fiction narratives. Liar's Candle is her first novella. She lives with her budgie, Toby, and four thousand crime fiction novels, several of which she has read.

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Hasti Abbasi

Hasti Abbasi was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy from Griffith University in 2017. Her submission consisted of a comparative literary study of dislocation, writing and identity in Persian and Australian contemporary fiction, and a creative novella. She has been gaining recognition through actively publishing material for a number of years in literary journals including Southerly, Mascara Literary Review, Verity La, Bareknuckle Journal of Letters and Bareknuckle Anthology. Her dissertation has been well received in publications and delivery at conferences. Most recently it has been included in Antipodes, Text, and Hecate, and AAWP.

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Frances An

Frances An is a Vietnamese-Cantonese-Australian writer from the Western Sydney region. She studies Psychology and Literature at Western Sydney University.

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Grace Finlayson

Grace Finlayson is a short story writer and fiction editor at Voiceworks. You can find her work in Scum Mag, Kill Your Darlings, The Other Stories and elsewhere. She tweets @gracefinlayson. 

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Justine Hyde

Justine Hyde is a director of the State Library Victoria, a freelance writer and literary critic. Her writing has appeared in The Age, Meanjin, Newtown Review of Books, Women’s Agenda and Wheeler Centre Dailies.

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Zoe Knowles

Zoe Knowles is a Sydney-based storyteller and editor who has studied English Literature at Sydney University and, more recently, completed a Masters of Creative Writing at UTS, Sydney. She currently works in publishing and is working on her first novel series. 

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Nicole Crichton

Nicole Crichton studied ancient history (Greece, Rome and Late Antiquity) and writing at Macquarie University. She has a few pieces published across The Quarry, The Learned Pig and The Regal Fox.

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Gareth Hipwell

Gareth Hipwell is a Sydney-based freelance artist, arts journalist and author, writing for Rolling Stone Australia, The Big Issue, Australian Book Review and other publications.

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Alexandra O'Sullivan

Alexandra O'Sullivan lives in Melbourne with her son Nicholas. She writes fiction and creative nonfiction. Her work has appeared in Meanjin, Tincture, and Verity La. She is currently working on a book of essays.

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Josh Wildie

Josh Wildie is an award-winning writer from the Sunshine Coast. He has a Master of Professional Practice (Creative Writing) from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Among other places, his writing can be found in Idiom 23, Field of Words and the Hunter Valley Writer's Centre's Grieve Project Anthology.

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Kip Elder

For two years, Kip worked as a full-time writer/producer on the SBS current affairs show 'The Feed', until too much daily news began to send him insane. Now he writes funny stories about the world ending, pulpy sci-fi, and a series of children's books.

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Brenda Anderson

Brenda Anderson’s fiction has appeared in various places, most recently in Every Day Fiction and Daily Science Fiction. She lives in Adelaide, S.A. and tweets irregularly @CinnamonShops.

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Jennifer Worgan

Jennifer is a writer and editor who lives in Sydney. She is in her final year at UTS, majoring in Writing and Cultural Studies. She edited Vertigo in 2016 and the UTS Writers' Anthology in 2017. 

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