Somnus and the March Hare

Very excited to announce that my short story Somnus and the March Hare has been published by Spark: A Creative Anthology!

Spark‘s second issue has just been released and subs are open for three right now. Possibly my favourite thing about the journal is that it features such a wide range of poetry, fiction and artwork. It’s got variety and quality – what else do we want as readers?

Here’s what founder Brian Lewis has to say about Spark:

My goal was to establish a high-quality, paying market where emerging authors and poets can gain professional experience being published alongside respected instructors and older creative writing alumni who are now established authors. While Spark encourages submissions from alumni of the California State Summer School for the Arts, we are looking for quality writing and artwork from any source. We set the bar high in order to encourage young writers to continue to excel and develop their talents, and to maintain a publication to which established professionals are excited to submit.

I think this is a fantastic goal and really appreciate the opportunity that Brian, Spark (and all publications like Spark) offer writers. I’m also really excited, because the challenge of short fiction is pretty new to me and the support of Spark means a lot.

To get an idea of the contents, visit George Wells, whose fantastic story Patron Saint of the Lowlands also features in Spark or another of my critique partners, C.J. Jessop, who has a fantastic post on Issue I, where she interviews a lot of the writers – have a look right here.

Karrinyup Writers’ Club 25th Anniversary Poetry & SS Comp 2010

The Karrinyup Writers’ Club Inc is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and we have launched a nation-wide writing competition.  It has two sections – fiction and poetry – with a first prize of $300 in each sections.

For entry forms, contact: Ph: 08 9344 1757 or email:

Short Story: maximum 2000 words – Open theme.
Poetry: maximum 60 lines – Open theme.

First Prize – both sections $300; Second Prize – both sections $150; Third Prize – both sections $75

Full details

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival – SS & Poetry Comp

HRAFF Short Story and Poetry Competition

The Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is holding a short story and poetry competition! HRAFF is after the most creative and moving short stories and poems for its 2010 Festival.

The winning entrants will be published in 30,000 Festival Programs to be distributed around Victoria and the winning poem shall be performed at the Festival Poetry Slam.

There is also over $1000 each in cash and prizes up for grabs!

Submission Deadline: January 29th, 2010.

Download: Submission Form.