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In Issue 8:
Sandra Arnold, ‘When the Wind Blows’: Sandra is the author of Sing No Sad Songs (Canterbury University Press), Tomorrow’s Empire (Horizon Press), A Distraction of Opposites (Hazard Press). She has a PhD in Creative Writing from CQ University, Australia. Her short stories have been widely published and anthologised in New Zealand and internationally. She was the recipient of the 2014 Seresin Landfall Otago University Press Writers Residency, the winner of the 2015 New Zealand Heritage Week Short Story Competition, short-listed for the 2016 Grimshaw Sargeson Fellowship, and was on the Honourable Contenders List for the 2016 Bristol Prize. Her flash fiction has been published or is forthcoming from Jellyfish Review, Flash Frontier, The Linnet’s Wings, Flashflood Journal, The Story Shack, Fewer than 500, Fictive Dream, Olentangy Review, Zero Fiction, We are a Website, North & South and Headland. She was a finalist in the 2016 The Short Story Flash500 competition, long-listed in the 2016 Flash Frontier competition, and Highly Commended in the 2016 North & South Short Shorts competition.
Tom Baragwanath, ‘Real Talk’: Tom is a writer based in Wellington. He works mostly in Government but dabbles in short fiction.
Frank Beyer, ‘Smashing the Machines’: Frank has a degree in History from the University of Auckland. He still likes Auckland, but doesn’t live there – we all know that city is a rip off these days. With questionable commitment, Frank has done a bunch of jobs in different places. In his stories he remembers his colleagues with affection and his bosses with resentment. His favourite place is Buenos Aires, Argentina and least favourite Wuhan, China. He is trying to write more than fifty words a day.
Holly Hall, ‘Ok to Ask’: Holly is a Kiwi-British writer and freelancer, currently based in London. She has a degree in English and Classical Studies and, when she’s not writing, she’s either roaming through a museum or pining for the NZ coast.
Rupa Maitra, ‘Pippa’: Rupa plays music, stares at cells and writes fiction in Wellington where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Her stories received honourable mentions in the New Millenium writings and Oval magazine’s short story competitions.
Lorraine Marson, ‘People are Animals Too’: Lorraine lives in Auckland. After a career in publishing and bookselling she now devotes herself to writing. She has completed a Master of Creative Writing at AUT and won the Jocelyn Grattan Prize for Fiction for her short story ‘Flying’ in 2015.
Caoimhe McKeogh, ‘The Saturday Shift’: Caoimhe is 22 years old. She studies English Literature at Wellington’s Victoria University and works in disability community support. Her previous publications include Headland and Landfall literary journals, and she was the recipient of Headland’s 2015 Frontier Prize.
Emma Robinson, ‘Shelter’: Emma grew up in Wellington and is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. In 2015 she completed the short fiction paper at IIML (Victoria University of Wellington). ‘Shelter’ is her first published story.
Charlotte Rutty, ‘Indian Ocean’: Charlotte is a writer and public radio producer from Maine, USA, where she devotes herself to the causes of climate justice and grammatical correctness. Her work has been featured in the Worcester Journal and on Public Radio International’s Living on Earth.