Emma Gibson

Emma Gibson writes about place, real and imagined. She also writes plays (and writes about plays as a reviewer). This bio is much more confusing when read aloud. She's written for BMALip MagazineBroadway Baby and the Skagastrond Review. As a playwright she's be been produced around Australia and internationally.

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Rachel McEleney

Rachel McEleney is a wanderer at heart who came to Australia for a year—18 years ago. She lives in Bunbury, Western Australia and is currently working on a PhD in Australian Gothic. She is inspired by the beauty of the Southwest bush. Her short stories have been published in Stringybark Ghostly Stories, ABC’s Pocketdocs, and Flying South Anthology. Her poetry has appeared in Perth on Trove’s Poets’ Corner and between the pages of An Alphabetical Amulet

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Antony Scholefield

Antony Scholefield is a writer and editor who has published content for New Matilda, Your Friend's House, cargoART, Creating the Future of News, and several other publications. He holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Bond University.

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Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall is an Australian writer and musician. Previous work of his has appeared in Writers BlocTincture Journal and lslet, and is forthcoming in Gingerbread House

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Jennifer Down

Jennifer Down is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in publications including the AgeThe Saturday PaperAustralian Book Review and OverlandOur Magic Hour, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She lives in Melbourne.

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Nick Earls

Nick Earls’s novels have won awards in the UK and Australia, and appeared on bestseller lists in both those countries and the Amazon Kindle Store. Two have been adapted into feature films and five into stage plays.

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Amanda Tink

Amanda Tink is a writer, and researcher of Australian disability literature at Western Sydney University. She lives in front of her laptop and braille display with good coffee nearby,

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Emily Riches

Emily is a writer currently living in Sydney. She won the Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing in 2014, and has been published in the Newcastle Short Story Prize Anthology (2016), The World To Come (2015) and Verge Magazine (2014).

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Karl Brandt

Karl is an Australian writer of comics, short fiction, and articles whose work has appeared in SeizureThe School MagazineDecayInside Indonesia, and the UK's Something Wicked. He lives in Jakarta with his wife, Ita.

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Kyra Bandte

Kyra Bandte is a writer and editor from Wollongong, NSW who freelances and works full-time as a copywriter while being Deputy Editor for Writer's Edit. Previous publications include TideSpace Place & Culture, and Kindling I. She's having a long-lasting love affair with Hemingway's Iceberg Theory but is married to the humble simile. 

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L. Soviero

L. Soviero was born in Queens, lives in Melbourne and studies creative writing online with the University of Edinburgh.  You can check out more of her recent or up and coming flashes in Ex Fic, Maudlin House, Queen Mob's Teahouse and Star 82 Review.

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Mark O’Flynn

Mark O’Flynn has published five collections of poems, most recently The Soup’s Song (Picaro Press, 2015). His work has appeared in many Australian journals as well as overseas. His novels include Grassdogs (2006), and The Forgotten World (Harper Collins, 2013). He has also published the comic memoir False Start as well as a collection of short fiction, White Light (2013). His latest novel The Last Days of Ava Langdon is published by UQP.

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Jocelyn Deane

Jocelyn Deane was born in London, 1993, and moved to Sydney in 2001. He lived there for adolescence and began writing, though the two are not necessarily connected. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the inaugural 457 prize in poetry. Currently, he lives in Melbourne studying Formal Logic and Linguistics at the eponymous university and has had work published in Ginosko literary magazine, Australian Poetry, Phantasmagoria, Ogre magazine and Farrago. He blogs at Darkly, Scanner, Lovelace, Tanya and works as a part-time journalist.

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Melanie Cheng

Melanie Cheng is based in Melbourne. Her writing has appeared in Overlandthe Griffith ReviewSleepers AlmanacPeril and is forthcoming in Meanjin and the 2016 Margaret River Press short story anthology. She is currently working on a short story collection. 

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George Haddad

Viva la Novella IV Winner

George has had many jobs that have nothing to do with writing. He performs his poetry and has never had a blog. George writes about humans and their bizarre relationship with honesty and has written a plethora of short stories and essays that he’s never tried to have published. He recently graduated from Melbourne University with a Master of creative writing, publishing and editing and is writing his first novel.

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Rose Mulready

Viva la Novella IV Winner

Rose’s short fiction has appeared in various publications, including HQ magazine and the Sleepers Almanacs. Her novel The Day We Lost the Moon was shortlisted for the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

She is The Australian Ballet’s Content Expert, and lives in Melbourne, by the sea.

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Belinda Moore

Belinda Moore is an aspiring author from Brisbane who is currently in the final year of her PhD at the Queensland University of Technology. Her novel When the Cloud Hit the Kellys is the creative component for her thesis, which focuses on a postnatural engagement with young adult dystopian fiction. Belinda writes a wide range of fiction for adults, young adults, and children, including both novels and picture books. This is Belinda’s first commendation for her writing, and she looks forward to developing as an author against the backdrop of Australia’s unique ecology and ecological concerns.

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