Stories, poetry, articles

Susan’s short story manuscript shortlisted for the Varuna PIP Fellowship 2014

Awarded Varuna PIP Fellowship 2014

Awarded Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writers’ Mentorship 2013–14


Stories can be found in: Page Seventeen (2008), Island # 116, Islet, Award Winning Australian Writing (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014), Famous Reporter 44, Sleepers Almanac No 7, Escape (Spineless Wonders), The Trouble With Flying and other stories (Margaret River Press), Writing to the Edge (SW), Cuttlefish, Lost Boy and other stories (Margaret River Press), Out of Place (SW), Seizure (‘Flashers’), Shibboleth (Margaret River Press)

Several stories have been read at Little Fictions at the Knox Street Bar, Chippendale (run by Spineless Wonders)

Loopholes, a collection of microfiction, published December 2016 (Spineless Wonders). Shortlisted for MUBA 2017.


Poems can be found in: Blue Dog no. 4, Poetrix (nos 27, 31, 32, 35, 36, 37, 38), FourW 19, The Memory Box, Tide, Tamba, Voices from the Meadow, Five Bells Vols 15, 16, 17), Dodecahedron, dotdotdash Dec 2009, Best Australian Poems 2009 (Black Inc.), Going Down Swinging no 28, Hecate 2010, Seeking the Sun

Her first collection, Waiting for the Southerly, was published by Ginninderra Press in 2012 and was Commended in the Anne Elder Award 2012 for a first book of poetry. See launch photos under ‘News and Events’; visit ‘Home’ to purchase


The monthly Sun-Herald ‘Planet Platypus’ (a rewriting of Australian Geographic articles for younger readers – no longer in production), 1997–8
‘Fenced in and free’, Australian Geographic issue 53, 1999
‘A new wave in sea safety’, Australian Geographic issue 55, 1999