Underground Writers is a creative writing zine started in 2009 with a focus on writing by students and newly emerging authors. They release online editions quarterly and are working on expanding the zine to reach writing students all over Australia and the world. Issue 20 of Underground Writers is themed “Nostalgia” and contains the first
My self-published book Watching Cartoons with Boys will be launched on Thursday 23 November and I’m so excited to share it with you. Watching Cartoons with Boys is a collection of short stories and personal essays that catalogues different cartoons that have been important to me at different stages of my life, as well as
It’s late September 2017 and I’m well and truly scrambling to finish off my self-published book Watching Cartoons with Boys by the end of the year. It’s an incredibly personal collection of short stories and essays that I began writing last February, and something I’m incredibly proud of. Hopefully I can share it with you
… #careermilestone Today was a bit of a spesh day. Birdcatcher Books have just published a collection of stories that were long-listed for last year’s short story competition, and the anthology is called Crossroads. My story “Like Siamese” appears inside and you can buy a hardcopy here or an e-book version here.
Those of you who may have seen my social media or kindly asked how my novel is going will know it’s taken a backseat while I finish a short story collection. Titled Watching Cartoons with Boys, the collection is almost done and I’ve got big things planned. What big things, you ask? Well, I’ll be
Last night I finished the second rewrite of my debut novel Rare Birds, which is being edited by Zoya Patel in preparation to send to a literary agent. I’ve been calling this the “second” rewrite because getting the manuscript up to a standard that I was happy enough with to show an editor last year
Some news that made it onto the Facebook page and my Instagram, but that I somehow neglected to put on the website… My short story “Like Siamese” was recently long-listed for the 2016 Birdcatcher Books Short Story Award. “Like Siamese” will appear in the competition’s print anthology, released through Birdcatcher Books mid-2017. Exciting!
A piece I wrote on the university textbooks vs. e-books debate has gone live on Society19‘s AU page this morning. It’s the second fun, silly piece I’ve gotten to write for a student website/audience this year since my piece for Farrago in April. If you like your books papery and your memes on point, read
This week marks the 65th publication anniversary of J. D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye. As well as being the main focus of my postgraduate research at the University of Melbourne, this book has played a big part in influencing my development as a writer (as well as – let’s be real here
7 years, 1000 drafts (with 1000 more re-writes), 4 writing holidays… and it’s done. Rare Birds is finished! Tonight I’m celebrating with a glass of champagne as the manuscript of my first novel goes off to the editor. Thank you to everyone for their support and enthusiasm over the years since I first drafted this