This is the first time I’ve appeared in Bourbon Penn, a magazine that I really respect, and that is a home to some great, weird fiction.
I didn’t quite know where Esther would end up when I wrote it. It is a bit of an odd story, but I’m glad it found a home with Bourbon Penn. You can find out more about the magazine here, and you can read my story for free here. A review of Esther is here.
My story, ‘Foundations’, has been selected as a finalist for the Aurealis Award for best Australian horror novella of 2020. This story, my first professional publication, has given me a lot of joy over the last eighteen months, and I’m pleased the judges liked it.
This is the third time I’ve had a story named as a finalist in the Aurealis Awards. Part of me still thinks the first two back in 2018 might have been a mistake or a fluke, so picking this up was amazing. No one writes for awards, but I’ll be honest, it’s a hell of a nice confidence boost to realise a few people out there think you’re doing something decent.
My latest short story, ‘For Sale’, was published in the first Aurealis Magazine for 2021.
I’m really pleased to be back in Aurealis. It’s one of the magazines I regularly read and enjoy, and they consistently have great fiction. If you’re keen to give it a read, the magazine is available to buy here.