Featured Writers

Short stories, features and poems from our writing community.

– Winner of the 2018 Grace Marion Wilson Prize for Fiction –

The sex did not bother Jane as much as the poppy seeds pooling in the cracks between the floorboards. She crushed them underfoot on her way to the bathroom, and they released their oil and penetrated the untreated oak, leaving small, sticky reminders of that other business, his business, the pink-haired, pierced impetus behind his sudden interest in baked goods.

About a decade ago, Writers Victoria held a little competition: ‘Send us two-hundred words of non-fiction and we’ll give the winner a book.’ At the time I’d been tootling around with a non-fiction project for a couple of years. I had young children and a day job, but every now and then, in the cracks of my life, I’d do some research, do some writing, then do some more research.

Writers Victoria's Tara Mitchell interviewed Victorian entrepreneur, Nicola Moras, about her new book 'Visible'. 'Visible' dives into the world of marketing through an online presence and how to develop a social media/digital strategy.

 

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SnapChat, Pinterest, YouTube, Podcasting…the list goes on! How would an author go about choosing the best platform to focus on? 

Writers Victoria's Tara Mitchell talked to Amra Pajalić about her upcoming memoir 'Things Nobody Knows but Me'.

'When she is four years old Amra Pajalić realises that her mother is different. Fatima is loving but sometimes hears strange voices that tell her to do bizarre things. She is frequently sent to hospital and Amra and her brother are passed around to family friends and foster homes, and for a time live with their grandparents in Bosnia.'

 

Mother Nature Breathes, art by Glenys Ratcliffe

When I am painting I am on my own, but I do not feel lonely.  My brain and my mind are full of pleasure and are at one with the creation on canvas I reveal at the end of my brushes.  The colours of the paints make me feel relaxed and filled with joy.  All of the past and present are only in this moment of me.

All of my past dimensions of hurt and pain are in that moment put aside. I cannot hear the voices of torment whilst I am amidst all this colour and each stroke of paint. 

Frances Terrett of Writers Victoria spoke to Miles Franklin finalist, Philip Salom, about his latest novel 'The Returns'.

You started your writing career in poetry. What compels you to dip into the novel format?

TM: You’ve written across a range of formats - novels, non-fiction, short stories, essays and children’s books. What’s the most satisfying for you?

TM: How did being shortlisted for the Stella Prize in 2017 change your perspective on your own writing?

Xia Cui shares her thoughts on the Chinese Writers Festival

Xia Cui has written for 'Peril' about her experiences at the recent Chinese Writers Festival.