Publications and Awards

 

Publications in literary journals and anthologies:

The E word in Meanjin,Autumn issue 2018

Charlottesville: ‘It wasn’t until my third night that I realised they were racist’ in The Age, August 14 2017

Muse in Earthly Delights, Griffith REVIEW, Text, 2016

White Sparrow in Shibboleth and Other Stories, Margaret River Press, 2016

Our Lucky Country in Meanjin, winter issue 2015

A Sailboat for Naima at Seizure Online

Allomother in the Bridport Prize anthology 2015

Things That Grow in Sleepers Almanac X

The Honeymoon in 2015 Forty South Anthology

Duties of Care in Overland

By any other name in LEAP+ Magazine of Asia Pacific Writers and Translators

Poor Prognosis: the future of Medicare in Overland

Ticket-holder number 5 in Griffith REVIEW Edition 45: The Way We Work

Crazy Diamonds in 2014 Visible Ink Anthology: Encounters

Stone Baby in Victorian Writer

Pure Lotus in PERIL Edition 16: Binaries republished at Writers Victoria

Awards:

2018 – AUSTRALIA DAY winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction

2018 – AUSTRALIA DAY shortlisted for the Indie Book Award for Debut Fiction

2018 – AUSTRALIA DAY longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award

2018 – AUSTRALIA DAY longlisted for the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year

2018 – AUSTRALIA DAY long listed for the ABIA Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year

2017 – AUSTRALIA DAY shortlisted for the 2017 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction

2016 – Winner of the 2016 Griffith REVIEW Novella Project

2016 – Winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Unpublished Manuscript

2016 – Longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize and the Fish Flash Fiction Prize

2016 – Runner up in the short story section of the Rhonda Jankovic Literary Awards

2016 – Shortlisted and commended in the inaugural Deborah Cass Prize for writers from migrant backgrounds

2016 – Shortlisted in the Margaret River Press Short Story Competition

2015 – Highly commended prizewinner in The Bridport Prize

2015 – Highly commended in The Tasmanian Writers’ Prize

2015 – Shortlisted in The Hal Porter Short Story Competition

2015 – Commended in the FAW Angelo B Natoli Short Story Award

2015 – Longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize

2014 – Longlisted for the [untitled] short story competition

2013 – Highly commended in The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize

2010 – Runner up in the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers’ Competition

2009 – Highly Commended in the inaugural Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards

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1 thought on “Publications and Awards”

  1. Hi Melanie, I have just had the absolute pleasure of reading ‘The Honeymoon’ in the 2015 Forty South Anthology. It is a beautiful story. I love the ‘Paradise Lost’ homage, the clever diary effect, and the depth of feeling you manage to convey with such subtlety. Congratulations.

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