Publications and achievements 2014

Southern Cross University's creative writing students and graduates continue to succeed in their chosen genres through various avenues. Here is a list of publications and achievements in 2014.

Martin Chatterton - PhD candidate, was a guest at the Bryon Bay Writers Festival.

Leni Shilton - PhD candidate, has been awarded an Arts NT Arts Development grant for $15,000.00 for 2015 to develop her PhD verse novel for publication. She has also been awarded a Varuna Residential Fellowship 2015 for it.

Jenny Mathers, Desmond Bellamy and Cath Piltz - undergraduates, had pieces in Monster Drabbles on Monstralian.

Geordie Timmins - undergraduate, had a poem, 'The coffee house', in Northerly.

Neisha Mullum - undergraduate, had a poem, 'Little bay of mine', in Northerly.

Jim Hearn - casual academic, has won a 2014 creative writing prize in the New Philosopher magazine.

Jessie Cole - Honours student, has her novel Deeper Water published this year by Harper Collins, and launched at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival. She has also had an essay accepted for the 2014 Best Australian Essays and an article in The Saturday paper on a well-known living sculpture in the Northern Rivers.

Adrianna Bonanno, M Alterator and Allyson McArdle - Hons, and undergraduates respectively, read their work at the Creative Arts SCU 20 years celebration.

Stevi-Lee Alver - undergraduate, on exchange at University of Massachusetts (UMass), won one of its Campus, Intercollegiate, and College of Humanities & Fine Arts Awards: the Class of 1940 poetry award. She has had a poem and a piece of fiction in the UMass undergraduate literary magazine, Jabberwocky, published April. She also has been one of three writers winning the Questions Writing Prize (part of Future Leaders). The prize was awarded at the Melbourne Writers Festival where Stevi was on a panel. She has also had a review published in Rochford Street Review: A Journal of Australian & International Cultural Reviews, News and Criticism. Stevi was shortlisted in the 2014 Overland Victoria University Short Story Award.

Victoria Norton - undergraduate, her story, 'The No-No Tree' was Finalist, Newcastle Herald Summer Short Story Competition 2013/4. She also has had a piece in Northerly, the magazine of the Northern Rivers Writers Centre. She has been long-listed in the Grieve Competition 2014 run by the Hunter Writers Centre in conjunction with the National Association of Loss and Grief. It was an Australia wide competition and the story was published in the print and e-anthology for 2014. She has also had has a short story 'Beatrice Fed the Ducks on Monday' in an anthology of author-voted choices of short stories for the first quarterly anthology of Short Fiction Break.com, an online blog to which she was an invited contributor this year. Her children's book Who ate the cake? is available from Amazon. ABC National Radio PocketDocs competition accepted prose 'The Glimmerman' which was read on radio. Her story 'Urchins' was published in Northerly.

Andrew Woods - graduate, performed at Poetry Slam as part of the Beach Festival on the 'Cold Toast' in March, at 'Dust Temple', a gallery/exhibition/performance/art/ space in Currumbin. He read at the School of Arts and Social Sciences readings at the Lismore Regional Gallery in April. He read at the Lismore Poetry Cup.

Adrianna Bonnanno - Honours student read at the School of Arts and Social Sciences readings at the Lismore Regional Gallery in April.

Dr Janie Conway-Herron - Adjucnt Senior Lecturer read at the School of Arts and Social Sciences readings at the Lismore Regional Gallery in April.

Linda Brooks - undergraduate, was awarded the Gabe Reynaud Award for 2014 Best Original Written Piece for her short story, 'Anyone, but him', receiving $1,000 and the publication of the story by Signs Publishing Company. Linda has also self-published 'Seasons of the heart', a poetry collection, and her second Asperger's non-fiction book, 'Wings to fly - adult Asperger's' (which is a sequel to, 'I'm not broken, I'm just different - a story of Asperger's'). Both Asperger's books have contributions from Professor Tony Attwood (psychologist and consultant at the Minds & Hearts Clinic, Brisbane), Dr John Miller (practising psychiatrist) and Dr Steele Fitchett (MD, OB/GYN and counsellor). Linda won a prize in the Grieve Competition 2014 run by the Hunter Writers Centre in conjunction with the National Association of Loss and Grief. It was an Australia wide competition and the story was published in the print and e anthology for 2014.

Katinka Smit - undergraduate, has a piece in Northerly, the magazine of the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre.

Dionne Lister - undergraduate, attended the first Australian book expo in August 2014. Her YA fantasy books Shadows of the Realm and A Time of Darkness have been chosen for the ACT Minister's reading challenge list for high schools. She has been on a panel at the NSW Writers' Centre on selling your books in the digital age.