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Angela Slatter: Short Story Workshop


Event Date: 23 October 2016
Author / Presenters: Angela Slatter

Critique workshop with World Fantasy award winning author Angela Slatter. Up to nine places are available for this three-hour workshop. As a part of the workshop you will submit a short story of up to 5000 words for critique and discussion. Each participant will be expected to read and provide some feedback on the workshop pieces provided by other participants. The workshop will be better suited to writers who have at least one prior publication.

Submission Deadline: 

Short story submissions are required by Sunday 18 September. 

Within one week of the submission deadline, participants will receive a short story package with all contributions from other participants.

Angela Slatter biography:

Specialising in dark fantasy and horror, Angela Slatter is the author of The Girl with No Hands and Other Tales, Sourdough and Other Stories, The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings, and Black-Winged Angels, as well as Midnight and Moonshine and The Female Factory (both with Lisa L. Hannett). She has won a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Ditmar, and five Aurealis Awards, as well as being a finalist for the Norma K. Hemming Award.

Angela’s short stories have appeared in Australian, UK and US Best Of anthologies such The Mammoth Book of New Horror (Stephen Jones, ed.), The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror (Paula Guran, ed.),The Best Horror of the Year (Ellen Datlow, ed.), The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror (Liz Grzyb and Talie Helene, eds.), and The Year’s Best YA Speculative Fiction (Alisa Krasnostein and Julia Rios, eds.).

She has an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, is a graduate of Clarion South 2009 and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop 2006, and in 2013 she was awarded one of the inaugural Queensland Writers Fellowships. In 2016 Angela will be the Established Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre in Perth.

Her novellas, Of Sorrow and Such (from Tor.com), and Ripper (in the Stephen Jones anthologyHorrorology, from Jo Fletcher Books) were released in October 2015.

Angela’s urban fantasy novel, Vigil (based on the short story “Brisneyland by Night”), was released by Jo Fletcher Books in July 2016, with the sequels, Corpselight and Restoration coming in 2017 and 2018 respectively. She is represented by Ian Drury of the literary agency Sheil Land for her long fiction and film rights, and by Alex Adsett of Alex Adsett Publishing Services for illustrated storybooks undertaken with Kathleen Jennings.

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