Publications and achievements 2017


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 2017.

Nicola Apps and Andrew Spencer – undergraduates, were in the heats of the Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup.

Lachlan Rutherford  – Honours graduate, facilitated the launch of Coastlines 6 by the Vice chancellor, Professor Adam Shoemaker. Lachlan also read at the launch.

Gina Watkins – undergraduate, had a story in Northerly.

Katinka Smit – undergraduate, had interviews published in Northerly with guest writers at the Byron Writers’ Festival. Her story 'Ordinance Man' (in Edify Fiction, June 2017) has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She has had a second story published in Westerly, ‘ The Blue’.

Debra Turnbull and Andrew Spencer – undergraduates, won first and third prize respectively for poetry in Southern cross University's Fusion Festival Poetry and Photography competition

Alessandra de Oliveira Salisbury – undergraduate, has poetry, Peu Verset, a verse collection of haiku, and ‘The Empty Boat’ published at Blognostics, prose, ‘Last Letter from Soho’ at Anti-heroin chic and her poem 'Hummus and herbs' published in Northerley, July-August issue. She also had flash fiction 'Going Home' published in the American literary magazine Seethingograhy and she has published three poems in Opa Anthology of Contemporary Women's Poetry.

Ashley Haywood - PhD graduate, was a finalist in the Aesthetica Magazine 2017 creative writing competition, and is published in the anthology with an extract from her PhD. She has had an essay, ‘The Cell of My Art as an Amoeba’, in issue 12 of Axon journal and her poem, ‘On the Road to the Isles’ is in issue 20 of Rabbit Poetry Journal. Ashley has won the Queensland University Fryer Library Creative Writing Fellowship for 2018.

Andrew Woods, Sharon Fearnside and Stevi-Lee Alver - undergraduates, read at the opening event of the inaugural Lennox Head Poetry Festival. Stevi-Lee also read at the surf reading (which she devised) on the following night of the festival.

Jade Hurley - undergraduate, has a story published in the January issue of Northerly: 'Goul'.

Stevi-Lee Alver - undergraduate, has a story, ‘A Madman’s Lullaby’, published online in Overland and won a commendation in Australian Book Review’s Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Stevie-Lee won the second prize in the Melbourne Poet’s Union (MPU) International Poetry competition

Jeff Clark, Megan Morgan, Lachlan Rutherford – undergraduate and graduates respectively, blogged for the Bryon Writers’ Festival.

Sharon Fearnside – undergraduate, participated in the Bryon Writers’ Festival StoryBoard project.  

Hilda Olivier - undergraduate, won the 2016 Byron Writers Festival Prize for the Associate Degree of Creative Writing awarded in 2017.

Jane Morgan - graduate, won the 2016 Byron Writers Festival Prize for the Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Writing, awarded in 2017. Her poem, ‘Little One’ is in the journal Don’t Talk to Me about Love. She published in the Central Coast Poets’ Henry Kendall Poetry Award anthology Ear to Earth: an Anthology of Australian Poetry 2017. She has a poem accepted by Medusa’s Laugh Press for their forthcoming MicroText3 anthology.

Karen Trappett – undergraduate, has a short story, ‘The Mahogany Box’, in the journal Fictional Café.

Sara Khamkoed – undergraduate, recently completed an internship at Nanmeebooks Publishing in Thailand under a New Colombo Plan Scholarship.

Daniel Brixley – undergraduate, has his play, Nola, being performed as part of the September Gold Coast Little Theatre's 1 Act play festival, Short and Dangerous.

Kathleen Tierney - undergraduate, has won second prize for her poem, ‘The Language of Moths’, in the Bessie Jennings Award Literary Writing Competition.

Victoria Norton – undergraduate, has her poem ‘Pied Cormorant’ in Bimblebox 153 Birds Exhibition  at Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre, Maleny, Queensland.

Christine Tondorf – Masters postgraduate, has won the cross-genre award  in the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards.

Reynaldo Alcocer Iv, Maree Andrews, Nicola Apps, Jordan Aylward, Lasché Baverstock, Frances Baxter, Kim Blake, Peter Booth, Marianne Bragge, Linda Brooks, Katy Charles Otto, Sally Coltzau, Sydney Emmanuel, Sharon Fearnside, Kathryn Hofstetter, Meghan Hunter, Sara Khamkoed, True Margac, Allyson Mcardle, Simon Mccarthy, Lucy Miccilucci, Josephine Mooney, Megan A. Morgan, Jane Morgan, W. T. Morley, Cath Piltz, Kara Radanovic, M. (Woo Wei) Richards, Lachlan Rutherford, Katinka Smit, Amanda Snook, Amy Staines, R. P. Stova, Christine Tondorf, Courtney Tune, Lynn Ward, Katey Watt, Marshall Wilkinson, Anaru Woods – graduates and undergraduates, were all published in Coastlines 6.

Linda Brooks – undergraduate, designed the cover for Coastlines 6, and had a story in Northerly: ‘Billy and Me’. Linda has also published Beth’s Christmas Wish. She has also published Callan the Chameleon and Under the Bracken Fern.

Katy Charles Otto, Sharon Fearnside, Lachlan Rutherford, Laura Tribble, Megan A. Morgan, Anaru Woods, Katinka Smit – graduates and undergraduates, read at the launch of Coastlines 6.

Meghan Hunter – graduate, has run a community-based experimental-writing workshop. Meghan has a full-time contract at a private school, based on her creative writing major, as well as her published stories.

Martin Chatterton – PhD postgraduate, will have his PhD novel, The Last Slave Ship, published by Caffeine Nights Publishing  in 2018.

Jessie Cole – Honours graduate, will have her memoir, Staying, published by Text in May 2018.


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