REACH FOR THE SUN Danny Loch
NEW YORK FROM ABOVE Madelaine Lucas
CARTOGRAPH Christopher Marcatili
KITTY Stella Collier
PRODUCT Tom Chapman
TRAVELLING MERCIES Sue Carey
SCALPEL POEM Justin Wolfers
STEWED FRUIT Rebecca Slater
HOME Felicity Pickering
BIRDEN Emily Brugman
ZENON KOWALSKI Chantal Gibbs
A FISTFUL OF EARTH Alicia Thompson
PORTUMNA Caroline Connaire
CRYSTALLISED Kate Adams
LOST SEOUL Nelson Groom
DOVE MOUSE FISH TIGER LION Emma Pitman
SLACKS Hannah Story
TWELVE PAST SIX Rebecca Lean
IN THE KINGDOM OF GEMU Erin OíDwyer
A SMALL DENT Marty Murphy
MONSOON Phoebe Morgan-Hunn
AFTER TASTE Clare Cholerton
THE OTHER SIDE OF SUMMER Rhys McGowan
OBVIOUS ESCAPES Vincent Silk
MIDDLING DRIFT Justin Wolfers
A WARM, HEAVY PEBBLE S.J. Cottier
IT ENDED AND THEN Emma Rose Smith
THE CRACK OF THE GUN Michael Douglass
IT’S WHAT’S ON THE OUTSIDE THAT COUNTS Grant Poulton
MATTHEW 1987 Ashleigh Synnott
SLIPSTREAM Sinead Roarty
THE BEST OLYMPIC GAMES EVER Rebecca Slater
Kate Adams recently completed her Honours in Writing Studies at UTS and will be returning for a Graduate Certificate in Editing & Publishing. She works in a bookstore where she is frequently hit in the face by falling books. She loves them anyway.
Emily Brugman is in her final year of Writing & Cultural Studies at UTS. This is her first time being published. Hooray! In addition to writing, she likes to surf, crochet and tend to her succulents. You can find more of her musings at knobbleknees.tumblr.com/
Sue Carey is a copywriter, retired tap-dancer and giddy aunt. She is enjoying all this fancy book learnin’ immensely and may even graduate sometime, but is in no hurry.
Tom Chapman lives and surfs in Manly, Australia. He loves his wife, Rhiannon, and their beautiful daughter, Olive. Occasionally he writes.
Clare Cholerton writes, acts, works in a bookshop and is an enthusiast of the imagination. She has recently completed her Honours in Writing Studies at UTS where she explored the intricacies of the prose poem.
Caroline Connaire is in the final semester of her Writing & Cultural Studies degree at UTS. She is a reverent collector of words and hopes that one day she will develop a taste for whisky like all good writers eventually do. http://carolineconnaire.wordpress.com/
Stella Collier writes short stories when she should be working on her novel. Her first story ‘I Saw My Stalker Last Night’ was published in the 2012 UTS Writers’ Anthology Hide Your Fires and shortlisted for the UTS Writing Prize.
S.J. Cottier lives and works in Sydney. Previously published stories include ‘Dancing’ and ‘The High Ground’, which were included in the 2011 and 2012 UTS Writers’ Anthologies The Life You Chose and that Chose You and Hide Your Fires respectively.
Michael Douglass is currently studying a Master of Arts Management at UTS and is chuffed to be included. More of his work can be found at eggberts.wordpress.com
Chantal Gibbs is doing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at UTS. She’s a working mum and spends most of her time with The Wiggles playing relentlessly in her head, which is not great for her creativity.
Nelson Groom is an over-travelled UTS undergrad in Writing & Cultural Studies. When he graduates in 2013, he hopes to use his experiences abroad to make a living from above-average fiction.
Rebecca Lean completed her Master of Arts in Creative Writing in 2012. ‘Twelve Past Six’ is her second publication in a UTS Writers’ Anthology, and she would like to thank Ray and the Deshon family.
Danny Loch will complete a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at UTS in 2013, and hopefully a novel shortly thereafter. He also had a story published in Hide Your Fires, the 2012 UTS Writers’ Anthology.
Madelaine Lucas writes short fiction and love songs. She is currently completing Honours in Writing Studies at UTS. Her work has previously been published in the UTS Writers’ Anthologies of 2011 and 2012, The Life You Chose and that Chose You and Hide Your Fires.
Christopher Marcatili is completing his Master of Arts in Creative Writing at UTS, while polishing up an old manuscript called A Sun that Leaves No Shadows. Recently, he taught himself to make a website so that he could show the work-in-progress and a bunch of short stories off to his friends: http://chrismarcatili.wix.com/home
Rhys McGowan is a writer and musician. He writes prose, songs, screenplays, feature articles and text messages. He is working on his debut album, Dinner and a Shoah, as well as a non-fiction novel about love, illness and organ-donation. deathoftheorthodontist.tumblr.com
Phoebe Morgan-Hunn is a writer, filmmaker and perpetual student. She recently returned from a year in Cambodia, where she worked on human rights-related film and television projects. She is currently completing a Master of Arts in Creative Writing at UTS.
Marty Murphy has worked as a comedian and a stunt director, and once directed a horror film (Lost Things, 2004). He claims he is halfway through a Masters in Creative Writing at UTS.
Erin O’Dwyer is a journalist and writer. Her work regularly appears in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, and she has twice been recognised in the UN Media Peace Awards. She is completing a doctorate in Creative Writing at UTS.
Felicity Pickering has been published in Vibewire, Vertigo and the Stonesthrow Review: State University of New Paltz, New York Creative Writing Anthology. She also writes plays, and blogs under the name of The Unreliable Narrator at http://fliction.wordpress.com/
Emma Pitman, aspiring mermaid and burrito enthusiast, is soon to graduate from UTS’s Writing & Cultural Studies program. She enjoys writing poetry, prose and press releases about ruthlessly mediocre experiences. Read more at emmapitman.tumblr.com
Grant Poulton is a post-graduate writing student at UTS. He spends his time writing and reading mainly fiction, making really bad pottery and keeping house for his family. Grant blogs at www.sydneyhebdo.com
When not writing about herself in third person, Sinead Roarty writes ads for a living and fiction to save her life. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from UTS, where she’s currently working on a short story collection for a higher research degree. Published stories can be found at www.sineadroarty.com
Vincent Silk is a young guy. His writing has been published in Slit magazine and 2011’s UTS Writers’ Anthology The Life You Chose and that Chose You. He will be eligible to graduate from Writing & Cultural Studies when he returns his library books.
Rebecca Slater is finishing up a Writing & Cultural Studies degree at UTS. She has recently started working at Allen & Unwin and feels safe being surrounded by books as she heads out into the big, wide world.
Emma Rose Smith writes poetry, prose, fictocriticism and performative pieces. She is currently in Mexico for her fourth year of Writing & Cultural Studies / International Studies. Last week she ate tacos with fried grasshoppers. They were good.
Hannah Story is a gin-swilling aspiring novelist, editor and cultural commentator. When she grows up, she wants to be Helen Garner. ‘Slacks’ is her first published piece of fiction.
Ashleigh Synnott is studying non-fiction at UTS, and has recently completed her first novel. A certain small creature with four legs and few teeth provided little assistance. Thanks for nothing, Duncan.
Alicia Thompson is a consultant, writer and teacher with two novels underway. Forests of the Night will form part of her Masters output, and Six Degrees is being released in serial form on her website www.efolio.com.au
Justin Wolfers writes fiction, poetry, and essays, and is working on a play and a chapbook. He recently completed his Honours in Writing Studies, from which ‘Middling Drift’ is an extract.
Zoë Adler Bishop hates writing bios, but loves writing everything else. She has just devoured a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and is now determined to finish writing her first novel.
Lucy Faerber is looking forward to finally finishing her BA Communications this year. She has previously been published in the 2012 UTS Writers’ Anthology Hide Your Fires, Seizure and Vertigo and can occasionally be found at twitter.com/LucyAmalia
Rhys McGowan is a writer and editor whose blog can be found at deathoftheorthodontist.wordpress.com He urges writers to avoid clichés like the plague, to use adverbs sparingly, and to proofread they’re work throughly,
Lonie Pizarro, dedicated Law and Communications student, is a prolific reader, committed editor and a passionate advocate of unique fiction. Her favourite authors are Lewis Carroll and Neil Gaiman. She believes cupcakes should be classified as legal tender.
Callum Rhodes is a graduate of the UTS Writing & Cultural Studies and International Studies programs. He plans to take the world by storm.
Jacqui Williams is currently studying Writing & Cultural Studies at UTS, and actually finds academic writing interesting. She hopes to one day be brave enough to write about what really inspires her.
Justin Wolfers recently completed his Honours in Writing Studies at UTS, where he may have written on ambivalence. He co-edited Vertigo magazine in 2011, and plans to freelance edit in the future.