Publications and Awards


Publications in literary journals and anthologies:

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

Muse in Earthly Delights in the Griffith REVIEW Novella Project

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


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2016 – Winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Unpublished Manuscript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


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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