Publications and achievements 2019

Amber Alley  undergraduate, has a piece on the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup in Rochford Street Review

Stevi-Lee Alver – undergraduate, has been appointed poetry editor for Brain drip

Anne Andrew – undergraduate, won the Boonah Arts Festival short story competition.

Nicola Apps – graduate won the Lorna McDonald Essay Prize of Arts Ventral Queensland: 'Growing up on the Capricorn Coast'.

Linda Brooks – Honours candidate, won a scholarship to study Honours in 2019.

Martin Chatterton – PhD alumnus, interview about forthcoming publications from his PhD. 

Jordan Clayden-Lewis – graduate, was commissioned by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) to write on regional youth and writing: 'Here’s How To Get Your Regional Stories Heard'. He won a 10-day writing retreat for young regional writers run by Carclew, South Australia’s multi-art form and cultural organisation. He published his first novel, Blackhorse Park.

Sally Coltzau – alumnus, had three poems – ‘hatch’, ‘protein for a celestial being’, ‘dark as my soul is’ - published in Prachya Review, the Mental Health issue in September. 

Paul Dellit – graduate, was long-listed for the Buzzwords YA Short Story Prize for 'Oh! Nathan'. 

Alessandra de Oliveira Salisbury – undergraduate, has a poem in Academy of the Heart and Mind, Broken’. She has also published 'Bleeding Flowers' in Event Horizon Magazine.  She has published Noise - a collection of short stories and poems set in Rio de Janeiro, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  And she also published a sequel to her first children’s  book Naughty Nana. It is called Naughty Nana and the old house around the corner, also available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Her poem 'Thinking of you' was chosen to be included in the fourW thirty Anthology - Booranga Prize - Charles  Sturt University.

Sharon Fearnside – undergraduate, won the inaugural Southern Cross University  Art Writing Award 2019. She wrote the catalogue essay for ABYSS, Reynaldo Alcocer’s exhibition, November-December, Lismore Regional Gallery.  She was in conversation about the award with Dr Moya Costello, Secretary, Friends of the Lismore Regional Gallery Board of Management at the Friends’ November morning tea. 

Snowy Frankland – undergraduate, blogged for the Byron Writers Festival

Katinka Gebhardt – graduate,  has two interviews in Northerly's autumn issue (with Ali Alizadeh and Henry Reynolds) and continued interviewing for Northerly at the 2019 Byron Writers Festival.

Manna Hart – graduate, encouragement award in the heats of the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup and guest at the Federal Writers Festival. She also read at the inaugural Flamingo Salon readings in Lismore.

Wendy Haynes – graduate, had  her  first picture book Hayden’s Bedtime added to the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge list.

Ashley Haywood – PhD alumnus, was on ABC Radio National’s Science Show reading her poetry and talking about her research in University of Queensland's Fryer Library as the inaugural Creative Writing Fellow. Also had a poem from her research published in Meanjin.  

Annabelle Hill – undergraduate, blogged for the Byron Writers Festival

Jo-Ann Kelly – graduate, has an interview published for Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, with bird author Gisela Kaplan.

Deborah Murray-Kippax – undergraduate, has short fiction 'He Always Said' in Northerly's autumn issue.

Andreas Kirbach – undergraduate, read at the inaugural Flamingo Writers' Salon readings in Lismore. 

Victoria Norton – undergraduate, has her poem 'Pied Cormorant' in the travelling exhibition, ongoing since 2015, of Bimblebox 153 Birds to be shown at Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum (Queensland, Australia) 2 - 30 March, 2019.

Michele Alison Poole – undergraduate, is a Reader for Flash Fiction Magazine. She received 'highly regarded' for her poem 'Hope' for the poetry competition Ballina Region for Refugees

Ali Rayner – undergraduate, blogged for the Byron Writers Festival

Sarvah Rayner – undergraduate, blogged for the Byron Writers Festival.

Shelley-Anne Smith – graduate, has a poem published under her author's name R P Stoval, ‘Freeman of the Embassy’, in Cordite. 

Andrew Spencer – undergraduate, has a second radio program on writing, Werd Nerds, on Wednesdays on 92.2FM from 10am-12noon and reached the semi-finals of the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup. He also read at the inaugural Flamingo Writers' Salon readings in Lismore.

Jo St Leon - undergraduate, had a story, ‘The memory book’, published in Lite Lit. 

Karen Trappett – undergraduate, has a short story ‘The Pass’ in The Academy of the Heart and Mind. Her story 'The Mahogany Box' was published (2019) in a limited edition printed anthology The Strong Stuff: The Best of Fictional Café 2013-2017

Nell Tynan – undergraduate, has had her short story ‘The Stone Men’ (written under the name of Nella May) awarded the 2018 Jennifer Burbidge prize, through the Australia Fellowship of Australian Writers.

Linda Woodrow – undergraduate, has been shortlisted for the Varuna Publisher Introduction Program 2019, with her novel manuscript ‘470’. Has been asked to submit a full manuscript to a major publisher. 


Archive of previous years' publications and achievements:

2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013 2012