Publications and achievements 2013

Southern Cross University's creative writing students and graduates continue to succeed in their chosen genres through various avenues. Here is a list of this year's publications and achievements.

Tara Eglington author of 'How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You'

Tara Eglington
Author of 'How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You'

Tara Eglington - graduate, had her novel How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You published by Harper Collins.

Sharon Fernside-Hunter, Paula McDougall and Woo Wei Richards - undergraduates and graduate, have had work published in Northerly, the magazine of the Northern Rivers Writers Centre.

Virginia Barratt, Ashley Haywood and Jenna Sten - Honours candidate, PhD candidate and graduate respectively, were all published in Mud Map: Australian women's experimental writing, in a special issue of Text.

Jessie Cole - Honours candidate, has a novel Darkness at the Edge of Town, published by Fourth Estate 2012, long-listed for an ASAL Gold medal this year, and for the Dobbie Literary Award. Jessie appeared at the Gold Coast Literati 2013 in May. She spoke at the Byron Bay Writers' Centre on mentorships, and was a guest at the Sydney Writers' Festival.has her new novel (part of her Honours thesis) accepted by Harper Collins, to be published August 2014. She won an Australia Council Book2 grant of $50,000. She also has a memoir piece published in Meanjin.

Dr Lainine Jones - a former Writing lecturer, was long-listed for the Carmel Bird 2013 long story award from Spineless Wonders.

Violette Rose-Jones - undergraduate, won the SCU Fusion Festival Poetry competition.

Tessa Bergan - a Writing/Media student, has won the Travelling North short story competition at the 2013 Byron Bay Writers' Festival.

Lisa Walmsley - undergraduate, has won a place in the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre meet a literary agent opportunity.

Joesphine Mooney - undergraduate, won the third chapter in the SCU Library's collaborative novel writing project.

Adam Strover - undergraduate, won the second chapter in the SCU Library's collaborative novel writing project.

Leni Shilton - PhD student, is appearing at the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne in May, and is Writer in Residence at the Idiom 23 Writers' Workshop on North Keppel Island, QLD in May also. She has a poem 'Out of Hill End' published in the November/December issue of Art Monthly. She was also published a poem 'By the dry sand' in the October issue of SWAMP: An Online Magazine for Postgraduate Creative Writing.

Jo Anne De Vos - undergraduate, has received a commendation in the 2013 Poetry Lamb held in Bangalow by Dangerously Poetic Press. The Poetry Lamb (Bangalow's version of a slam) was judged by poet Ross Donlon from Melbourne and poet John Carey from Sydney.

Jim Hearn - Honours graduate and lecturer, was invited to give a workshop on the novella at the Northern Rivers Writers Centre. He has been invited to the Sydney Writers' Festival 2013.

Jim Hearn author of High Season'

Jim Hearn
Author of 'High Season'

Victoria Norton - undergraduate, her poem, 'The Space Between', was Highly Commended Poetry Section, Eastwood/Hills Branch FAW Literary Competition 2013. 'Blue' Shortlisted and published online Australian Literature Review Short Story Competition 2013; 'Ice Melt' short story published in Writers Voice Summer Edition #239 Mar 2013; short stories 'Brown Boxes, 'The Story of a Little Blue Bear', 'Ice Melt', excerpt from 'The Headland, 'The Cockies Mother and the Hired Hand' published in Hunter Professional Arts Magazine. 'One Night in Mirrabooka' short story published in The Ness Fireside Book of God Ghosts Ghouls and other true stories by Lachlan Ness. 'purple. emerald. gold' published collection of 15 short stories available Amazon.com 2013. Short stories 'Beatrice Fed the Ducks on Monday', 'Brown Boxes', 'The Headland' and 'Night Flight' published in the anthology of women's stories Waltzing Matilda and Other Australian Yarns available Amazon.com

Emma Ryan - undergraduate, has blogs published with 'The Good Guide', a Brisbane lifestyle journal.

Simon McCarthy (student) and Michelle Richards (Woo Wei) (student and SCU Scholarship winner) and Lynda Hawryluk and Jim Hearn (SCU staff and published authors) - read from their life writing during the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize at the Lismore Regional Gallery, in June. Simon also scored a job as an intern reporter for a regional newspaper.

Martin Chatterton, PhD candidate, appeared in the 'Voices on the Coast' literary festival in June and in the Byron Bay Writers' Festival in August. Martin also presented at two international conferences in June: 'The Great Writing Conference', held in the UK and at 'Pleasures of the Spectacle' at the London Film and Media Conference. His novel, Underland, was published this year.

Jennifer Hamilton - undergraduate, completed a novel and printed it out for comment.

Jessica Seymour - PhD candidate, has a paper published in the 2012 AAWP conference papers:Clockwork, corsets and fabricated beasties: women and identity in YA steampunk (The Encounters: Place, Situation, Context Papers - The Refereed Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs).

Iris Curteis - casual academic, is co-organising readings for the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival.

Meg Heggen - graduate, has gone on to self-publish three books. Dreaming of More Than Foxtails, about Lismore Black and White history; Impressions on a QWERTY Keyboard, a collection of shorter life pieces; and What Next? is the life story of a Congolese refugee.

Paula McDougall - undergraduate, had a piece on new SCU Senior Lecturer, Dr Lynda Hawryluk, in Northerly, the magazine of the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre. She was subsequently asked to do another on Kate Veitch.