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Short Stories Authors

Tania Ingram

Genres: Childrens, Comedy, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Picture Books, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Tania Ingram is a children’s author of picture books, poetry and novels, including the wickedly funny Jinny and Cooper series. She enjoys visiting schools and festivals, sharing her love of books and stories with fun and interactive presentations. When she is not writing or reading, you can find her playing […]

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Cecelia Hopkins (Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer)

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Fantasy, Genre Fiction, Historical, Horror, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's, Young Adult,

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Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer is the hyphenation of Cecelia’s birth and former married name. Cecelia writes poetry, fiction and literary criticism. Her MA project focused on H.P. Lovecraft while her M. Lett project investigated fairy tale motifs in 19th-Century literature. Cecelia has contributed to a number of anthologies and journals with various […]

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Sarah Lambert (Sarah Jane Justice)

Genres: Genre Fiction, Horror, Literary Fiction, Paranormal, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Women's,

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In spoken word, Sarah Jane Justice competed at the Sydney Opera House as national finalist in the 2018 Australian Poetry Slam and has presented twice at Adelaide Writer’s Week. Her poetry and fiction have been published by Capsule Stories, The Bombay Review, and Eerie River Publishing, to name a few. […]

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Elizabeth Stevens

Genres: Adventure, Australiana, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Fantasy, Humour, Junior Fiction, Middle Childhood, Paranormal, Romance, Short Stories, Young Adult,

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Writer. Reader. Perpetual student. Nerd. I am a full-time writer and PhD candidate (in YA Indie Book Marketing) with 30+ published books and a passion for all things storytelling. I’ve placed in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards twice (one a Silver medal). I am an avid fan of British comedy […]

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verity laughton

Genres: Childrens, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Radio, Short Stories, Theatre, Young Adult,

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Dr Verity Laughton is an award-winning Adelaide-based poet and playwright of more than 30 professionally produced works. Her work has been produced locally, nationally and internationally. Her most recent works are the verbatim theatre piece Long Tan, (Brink Productions, April 2017), published by Currency Press, and The Red Cross Letters, […]

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Caroline Reid

Genres: Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Experimental, Film/TV, Humour, Poetry, Short Stories, Theatre, Women's,

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Mentorship areas: poetry, spoken word, short fiction, theatre, experimental Caroline Reid is an award-winning writer who works in multiple mediums and regularly performs her work. Her plays have been performed in international festivals, broadcast and published (Prayer to an Iron God, Currency Press 2010). Siarad, her debut collection of poetry […]

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Christina Soong

Genres: Auto/Biography, Childrens, Comedy, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Film/TV, Food, Literary Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories, Travel,

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Christina is an award-winning writer. She was co-editor of Adelaide university’s student newspaper, On Dit, in 1996. Afterwards, she worked in London, Leeds, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Shanghai in senior marketing/management roles and freelanced for magazines. Whilst on maternity leave, she started an award-winning food & travel blog, The Hungry […]

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Jake Dean

Genres: Adventure, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Humour, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Non-fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Travel,

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Jake Dean is a writer and waverider living on Kaurna land in Maslin Beach. His nonfiction has appeared in The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, Surfing World, Slam Skateboarding Magazine, VICE, Kill Your Darlings, Overland, Junkee, Broadsheet, Great Ocean Quarterly, Mindful Parenting, White Horses and others. He also writes short […]

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Samantha Battams

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Crime, Historical, Non-fiction, Short Stories,

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Dr Samantha Battams is a non-fiction author and has published a true crime tale on a 19th C serial murderess (The Secret Art of Poisoning, 2019) and an upcoming book (with Les Parsons) on Pioneer Aviator Captain Harry Butler (The Red Devil, 2019). Samantha is also an Associate Professor in […]

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Gina Dawson

Genres: Auto/Biography, Essays/Articles, Junior Fiction, Literary Fiction, Middle Childhood, Non-fiction, Picture Books, Short Stories, Young Adult,

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Gina is a qualified teacher and counsellor with a passion for writing books for children and young adults that educate on personal growth and social issues. She also works part-time as a ghost writer, proof reader and assisting folk to write memoirs. Her sixth and seventh books, New Holland Publishers, were released in January […]

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Teresa Podemska – Abt

Genres: Australiana, Essays/Articles, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Short Stories,

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Teresa Podemska – Abt is a philologist/poet-writer/translator and a researcher-member of AIATSIS. She holds PhD, BEd, MEd – course/w. and MA degrees from Unis of South Australia, Adelaide and Wrocław. She creates in many genres, won a range of literary and academic prizes and has been published in Poland, Australia […]

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Lauren Foley

Genres: Australiana, Auto/Biography, Contemporary, Essays/Articles, Experimental, Film/TV, Internet/Web, Literary Fiction, Multicultural, Non-fiction, Poetry, Radio, Short Stories, Theatre, Travel, Women's,

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Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. Her stories are published internationally. Credits include: Overland, The Irish Times, Award Winning Australian Writing, Lighthouse, Gorse and No Alibis. Her first publication was the short story ‘Squiggly Arse Crack’ in the 2014 Margaret River Anthology, following its shortlisting for the Margaret River Short Story Competition. She […]

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Reece Pocock

Genres: Crime, Film/TV, Genre Fiction, Historical, Junior Fiction, Murder Mystery/Detective, Picture Books, Short Stories, Thriller,

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Reece Pocock is an Australian crime and historical fiction writer with an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) from Adelaide College of Arts. He served in the army before embarking on a business career, afterwards he worked in finance before taking on a career as a novelist. Won first prize […]

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Lynette Washington

Genres: Essays/Articles, Experimental, Literary Fiction, Short Stories, Women's,

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Lynette Washington is a writer, editor, manuscript assessor and teacher of creative and professional writing. Her stories have been published widely and performed at events such as Spineless Wonders Presents and Quart Short Literary Readings. In 2014 she edited the story collection, Breaking Beauty. In 2017 she co-edited the story […]

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Ben Brooker

Genres: Essays/Articles, Internet/Web, Poetry, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Theatre,

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Ben is a writer, editor, critic, essayist, and playwright. His work has been featured by Overland, New Matilda, New Internationalist, Australian Book Review, RealTime, and Daily Review. Ben was a featured playwright at the Emerging Writers’ Festival Adelaide Roadshow in September 2014, and at the National Play Festival in Adelaide […]

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