It’s me: Full writing, editing etc CV

Below is a running list of what I consider my creative acheivements as a writer/editor/convention committee member over the years.

Please note that the hiatus circa 2004-2005 was related to my undergoing severe vision loss, and a course of  operations to preserve my sight. It’s a joy to be able to still write fiction and articles, and to edit and proofread.  With any luck, I’ll be updating this CV for many years to come.

Fiction: Published Short Stories

“We Wonder” Published in Beyond Antares no. 9, 1979.

“Tyger” Beyond Antares no. 15, 1980.

“Greengags” . Beyond Antares , no. 16 1981.

“Old Stiff Bones,” Medical Journal no. 1, 1981.

“It takes a Thief” Chronicles no. 1, 1981.

“She Just Dropped In” Yggdrasil (Magazine of the Melbourne University Science Fiction Assoc) 1982

“The Wanderer” Eye of Newt, no. 1, 1982

“Servalan” Chronicles no. 7, 1982

“McCoy: The Right Kind of Different” Beyond Antares no. 21, 1982

“Space Cow” Yggdrasil (Magazine of the Melbourne University Science Fiction Assoc) 1983

Only the End of the World Again” Multiverse no. 10, June 1983.

“Reunited” Eye of Newt no. 2, 1983

“Such a Brave Man” T’salta no. 2, 1984

“Travesty” Medtrek 84 fanzine 1984.

“To Catch a Thief” Chronicles 12/13 1984.

“Once Bitten” Lip Service 1984

“Lone Survivor” Chronicles no.25 1986.

“No Pets Allowed” Out of the Ashes 1986.

“Post Blake With Fangs” Eccentricon Productions 1987

“Where the Last Unicorn Went” Conglomeration no. 2 1988 (?)

“Metaphysical Company” Chronicles no. 35 1988

“On a Hot Tin Roof” Conspire Program Book 1989.

“The Breaker” Backtrack no. 1 1989.

“Dragonriders Lament” Eye of Newt no. 5 1991.

“Dreamfasting” Chronicles no. 47 1991.

“When You’re In Love You Want to Tell the World” No Shadow of Another, No. 2 1992

“On the Up,” Backtrack no. 7 1993.

“Married to the Job”Homosapien Trois 1993

“Nut Cutlet” Cohorts (copyright 1993, published 1995)

“A.W.O.L” Homosapien Four 1996

“Two of Us” Cohorts 3, 1997

“Heart of Stone” Cohorts 3, 1997

“An Audience of One” Homosapien Five, 1997 .

“Chippies” Aurealis Issue 19, June/July, 1997.

“Party” Antipodean SF. Issue 1. Feb 1998.

(Reviewed by Simon Brown for Eidolon On Line SF)

“Peace by Piece” Horrorscope. Issue 1 February 1998.

“Moving On” Antipodean SF. Issue 3 May,1998. (Reviewed by Simon Brown for Eidolon On Line SF)

“Moving On” (reprint with same editor)Nuggets e-magazine. May,1998.

“Aliens Here” Under Magellenic Clouds issue 4, Winter/Spring 1998.

“Earth Girls Aren’t Easy” Antippodean Issue 10 . Dec ’98.

“The Dragon Ring” Harbinger Speculative Fiction Issue 1, Jan, 1999.

“Helga” Leaves of the Forest Muse Anthology, 1997. Published 1999.

“Only Women Bleed” Harbinger Speculative Fiction Issue 2, April 1999

(Reviewed by Simon Brown for Eidolon On Line SF)

“Off course, of course” Antipodean SF, issue 18, August, 1999.

“Up on the Roof” Harbinger Speculative Fiction Issue 4, September, 1999.

“A Vulcan’s most sensitive organ.” Beyond Antares Issue 36, 1999.

“Legends Never Die” Chronicles Issue 64, 1999.

“Writers Hands” Antipodean SF Issue 23, January 2000.

“Peace by Piece” Redsine 1 August, 2000. (E-zine)

“She Just Dropped in.” (#2) Vile Temptress #1   April 2001.

Ride a Fine Horse” Consensual. April 2001

“Pharlap Revisited.” Antipodean SF40 June 2001

“Get me to the Worldcon on Time.” Fables and Reflections Issue 1, Nov 2001.

“Keep My Things They’ve Come to Take Me Home,” Fables and Reflections Issue 2,March 2002

My Sweet 286” AustrAlien Absurdities( Anthology), (Edited by Chuck McKenzie and Tansy Rayner Roberts.) May 2002.

“Mug” Andromeda Spaceways Inglight Magazain #2 (August 2002)

“Back Looks” Cohorts 6 November, 2002.

“Divorce” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue #4 (December, 2002)

“Zinc of Me” Consensual: The Second Coming (April, 2003)

“When Whales Cry” Potato Monkey Issue 3.( September, 2003)

“Following a Haunch” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 9. (October 2003)

“Teach your children well”, Antipodean SF no. 164, February 2012.

“HG” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, issue 54, March, 2012.

“Where the last human went”, Antipodean SF no. 200, February, 2015.


“Helga” in “Leaves of the Forest Muse” – 1998 anthology of the Calembeen Writers Group.

“Party” and “Moving On” in Antipodean SF Anthology #1, 1998-1999.

“Riding the Range With Mary-Jane” in “Riding High” Thrillogies ed by Paul Collins and Meredith Costain.Longman Press. September, 2001.

“Eggs” in “On the Case” Thrillogies ed by Paul Collins and Meredith Costain. Longman Press, September, 2001.

“My Sweet 286” AustrAlien Absurdities Anthology, (Edited by Chuck McKenzie and Tansy Rayner Roberts.) May 2002.

“She Just Dropped In” (Reprint) published in Strange Pleasures 3, Prime Books, UK, 2005.

“When Whales Cry” (reprint) in Under the Rose ed David Hutchensen.

“I Belong to this Red Earth” Belong Anthology edited by Russell B Farr. Ticonderoga press, 2010

Rocket and Sparky” Worlds next Door edited by Tehani Wesseley. Fablecroft Publications, 2010.

“Dancing West to East” (co-authored with Simo Petrie) Te Korero Ahi Ka (To Speak of the Home Fires Burning) Edited by Grace Bridges, Lee Murray and Aaron Compton, SpecFicNZ, 2018.



Young Adult Science Fiction novel, The Whale’s Tale.Editor, Sarah Murray White. Peggy Bright Books, 2009 (

Urban Fantasy-SF novel, The Back of the Back of Beyond, Editor Simon Petrie, Peggy Bright Books, 2013. (

Collection of writing: An Eclectic Collection of Stuff and Things, Editor Simon Petrie,Peggy Bright Books, 2018. (


“Terran Mother Vulcan Son,” Beyond Antares no. ? 1978

“Emotive” Beyond Antares no. 15, 1979

“And Died In an Alien Sun” Beyond Antares no. 13 1979

“No room Left on the Saucer” Nexus Magazine no. 1 1980.

“Darling, I’m home.” Beyond Antares R 1980

“A Klingon Khristmas Karol” Beyond Antares no. 16 1981

“Ode to the Creator of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster” Medtrek Fanzine 1982

“Leadana” Beyond Antares no. 10 1981

“We are only Children”/ “Hail the Saviour” A Book of Our Own Women & Arts Festival 1982

“Greensleeves” Beyond Antares R no. 7 1988

“1-2-3” Beyond Antares R no. 7 1988

“Dolphin Learning” Caress of the Moon: International Library of Poetry. (ISBN 1-57553-443-6) 1997

“We Were A Family Then.” Micropress Oz Vol 10, Issue 5, (ISSN 1320-4157) June 2002.


“Con Countdown.” Article regarding Aussiecon 3. Published in Aurealis 20/21 April,1998.

“Aussiecon 3” Article regarding Aussiecon 3. Published in Harbinger Issue 2, April, 1999.

“Australians In the Light: Rob Riel” about SF writer/poet. Published in Harbinger Issue 3, July, 1999.

Review of “For as Long as You Burn” poetry anthology by Rob Riel. Published in Antipodean SF Issue 19, Sept. 1999.

Simon Brown & Sean Williams: SF Bookends?” Aurealis27/28 November, 2001

“Vale Douglas Adams” Orb Speculative Fiction Magazine issue3/4 June,2002.

Connecting With Bob Eggleton.” Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 4, December 2002

Connecting With Bob Eggleton.” Updated version of article reprinted in September 2003.

“Awakenings at Anzac House” VileTemptress 3. (?.)

Why are the best Australian SF stories being printed overseas?” Aurealis 32 Published May, 2004

“Keys of Power series” (article/extended review of Simon Brown’s trillogy ) Aurealis 33/34/35 January 2005

“Keys of Power series” (article/extended review on Simon Brown’s trillogy) Rewritten & updated, published online at   (October 2005)

What Happens When You Die” (Published as “Protecting the SF Collection” published in Specusphere, www. November, 2005.

Inerview with Sean Williams, Simon Brown and Shane Dix, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 23.
Interview with Adrian Bedford. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 29.
Interview with Alstair Reynolds. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight magazine issue 31.
“Time for Tom Rynosserous” Interview with Terry Dowling. Andromeda Spaceways Inflight magazine issue 35.
Interview with Pamela Freeman, Androemda Spaceways inflight Magazine issue 38.
“Melbourne is Full of Vampires” article comparing the works of Kerri Arthur and Narelle Harris, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 40

“Why Not a Donkey?” Grassroots magazine Issue 78 (?) 2007 (?)

“Dog-carting” Grassroots magazine, 84 (?) 2009 (?)

Interview with Sue Bursztynski, Magpies magazine, November 2010.
Interview with Sam Bowing, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 49, December 2010.
Interview with Professor George Williams on Lecturing in law and his interests in SF published in Ratio, UQLS (University of Queensland Law Society) September, 2011.
Interview with Jo Anderton, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 53, Feb 2012
Article on mamoth Donkeys. Grass Roots magaze 209 Feb/march 2012.
Letter, (I saw a man upon the stair) Big Issue #415, Sept 2012.

REVIEWS: Review of Jo Anderton’s book, “Debris” in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 53, Feb 2012 Review of Richard Harland’s book, “Liberator” in ASIM 53, Feb 2012. Review of Peter Donovan’s “Nibiru 2013” in ASIM 53, Feb 2012


Astrex Literary Awards 1977.

1st Prize Fiction. “Rebuilding the Enterprise”

2nd Prize Poetry. “Terran Mother/Vulcan Son”

Astrex Literary Awards 1978

3rd Prize Long Fiction “McCoy: The Right Kind of Different”

2nd Prize Miscellaneous. “We Wonder.”

Astrex Literary Awards 1979

3rd Prize Poetry. “Emotive”

3rd Prize Story .”Tyger”

Astrex Literary Awards 1980

3rd Prize Story. “Greengags”

3rd Prize Poetry. “A Klingon Khristmas Karol.”

Melbourne University Science Fiction Association Literary Competition 1981

Honorable Mention: “She just dropped in” (Published in Yggdrasil – See above.)

Medtrek Literary Competition 1982

First Prize Poetry. “Ode to the Creator of the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.”

Astrex Literary Awards 1982

First prize story (shared) “Rec Room”

Mary Grant Bruce Awards 1986

High Commendation for “The Dragon Ring”

Australian Science Fiction Media Awards: Best writer 1987

Australian Science Fiction Media Awards:  Best writer 1990.

Mary Grant Bruce Awards, 1996: Commended for “Restitution”

Manly Peninsular FAW annual competition.1997: 1st Prize, article section. “Writes of Passage.”

Calembeen Literary Awards, 1997. Highly Commended for “Helga” in Children’s story section. (Published in anthology.: “Leaves of the Forrest Muse”,1998)

Inaugral George Turner Prize:1997 Young Adults Novel: “Boyfriend Wanted: No Experience Necessary” short-listed. (Short list, 10 un-published novels out of 130 entries)

Emma Darcy Award for Romance Novels 1998.“Boyfriend Wanted: No Experience Necessary” Made it into the third round (semi-finals.) Judged to be in the top 12 of 66 entries. Certificate of Merit awarded.

Australian Science Fiction Awards (Ditmars) Best fanzine: The Australian SF Bullsheet (Edwina Harvey and Edwin A. Scribner.) 2004. (conflux convention 2004)

Australian Science Fiction Awards (Ditmars) Best fanzine: The Australian SF Bullsheet (Edwina Harvey and Edwin A. Scribner.) 2005. (Thylacon convention 2005)

Australian Science Fiction Awards (Ditmars) Best fanzine: The Australian SF Bullsheet (Edwina Harvey and Edwin A. Scribner.) 2006. (Brisbane, 2006)

Literary Awards: Judging.

Aurealis Awards Children’s section (with Tansy Rayner Roberts and )  2011.

Conflux 8 Short Story competition . (Theme “On the beach”) with Tehani Wessely and Jack Dann, September, 2012.

Medtrek 6 Short Story competition, July, 2017.


Proofread Cohorts magazine (IIBNF Press) Issues

Slush reader and proofreader  Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, August,2002 –


Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issues 8, 10, 16, 17, 35 , 40 49

Editor. Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet. (Monthly newsletter) from issue 1, April 2002, to Issue 101, August 2010.

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine issue 12 , 24,33,42,54

Editor “Rare Unsigned Copy: Tales of Rocketry, Ineptitude and Giant Mutant Vegtables” a collection of work by Simon Petrie. Peggy Bright Books, 2010. (
Editor (with Simon Petrie) Light Touch Paper, Stand Clear spec-fic anthology. Peggy Bright Books, June 2012.
Edited “Never Too Young To Make A Difference” a yet to be published children’s novel by Dr Serrie Kamara, 2012.
Editorial comments on 2012 edition of Life, Death & Detention by George Ivanoff. Morris Publishing, Australia (acknowledged in the forward)

Editor, Flight 404/ Hunt for Red Leicester (2 novellas bound as I book) Simon Petrie, Peggy Bright Books, 2012.

Editor, Difficult Second Album, second collected work by Simon Petrie, Peggy Bright Books, 2014.

Editor, The Tame Animals of Saturn written and illustrated by Adam Browne, Peggy Bright Books, 2016

Editor: Lex Talionis by R.S.A Garcia, Dragonwell Publishing(US), 2013. (Silver star review, Publishers Weekly, 2013).

Editor: Ashamett  by Terry Jackman, Dragonwell Publishing (US), 2015

Sub-editor: Four short stories by Imogen Howson in forthcoming collection, Dragonewell Publishing (US), 2015

Editor: Matters Arising From the Identification of the Body, a novella by Simon Petrie, Peggy Bright Books, 2017.

Editor: Heartlines a collection of medical recollections by Brendan Carson, 2017.

Editor: Zig Zag Zali  Children’s Picture Book by May Pax, 2018.

Convention Experience:

Medtrek 1982, Hydro Majestic, Medlowbath, NSW    Running a candidate for the (mock) Galactic Senate Campaign.    Writing and Production of amatuer play “Nova Time Like the Present”

Medtrek 1984, Shore Motor Inn, Arncliffe Sydney. Member of 3 person panel on homo-erotica.

Member of 3 person panel on being a small press publisher,Timewarp Convention, 1986, Hyde Park Motel, College St, Sydney.

Member of 3 person panel re Douglas Adams’ Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy. Eccentricon Convention, 1987. Richmond, NSW.

Member of the fundraising committee for this convention. Active from 1986 until this convention was held. Also worked as sound assistant for “Off World Fashion Show” and held “Green Putty Awards” – bad poetry session.

Nowracon, 1989. Leprechaun Motel, Nowra. Co-convenor (with Karen Auhl) of a small (30 members) convention based on the theme of relaxation. Wrote most of 4 progress reports, replied to written enquiries prior to convention, banked attendance fee cheques, issued receipts, liased with motel, helped organise banquet, developed program.

Huttcon, 1990. Diplomat Motel, St. Kilda, Melbourne. Was a committee member from 1986 – post  convention.  I held the post of secretary for this convention from 1987 until 1991. Huttcon was voted to be Australian National Science-fiction, Media convention for 1990. at Conspire, 1989. I wrote and presented the convention proposal that saw us elected as Natcon. I assisted in selecting the convention site.      As secretary, I handled the majority of mail and phone enquries regarding the convention. I liased with British actor Simon Jones, with regards to being Guest of Honour at this convention. When he was unable to attend due to work committments I liased with Ed Bishop, also from England. I also liased with Margaret, Rebecca and Norman Hetherington, of Sydney, to attend as Guests of Honour.      During my time with Huttcon, I was responsible for holding a variety of fundraising activities which took place in the Sydney area.      I assisted in the writing of progress reports, as well as collating the post-convention report.      Huttcon had a membership of approximately 300 people. Profits from this convention were donated to Greenpeace Australia.

Comedycon 1994. Trade Winds Motor Inn, Maroubra, Sydney.      I was liason person for the Guest of Honour, British comedian Hattie Hayridge, as well as motel liason person for this convention. I assisted in holding a variety of fundraising events for this convention. I helped write the convention progress reports, as well as the convention program book, with assistance from Jo and Graeme Batho. Comedycon was a medium size convention with approximately 95-100 attendees. It nominated Diabetes Australia as its charity, and through convention events such as a special auction it raised approximately $500 for this charity.

Aussiecon 3. the 57th World Science-fiction convention. Wrote articles regarding this convention (Aurealis issue 20/21, Harbinger issue 2) . Distributed convention leaflets. Became NSW Agent for Aussiecon 3 in July 1998 after Eric Lindsay moved to QLD. Appeared on Smeg Radio (2RRR.FM) to promote Aussiecon 3 on 10 March, 1999 and 18th August.

Aussiecon 3. On panel with Jeanne Mealy and Danny Heap to discuss “Convention going for beginners.” Sunday 5th September, 1999.

Nelcon. 2000. Small (23 members) relaxacon held at Country Comfort Motel, Salamander Bay, Port Stephens. Secretary/Treasurer/Motel Liason. Wrote convention booklet, organised con bags, liased with specialist speakers (Susan Batho, Rob Riel, Ted Scribner). Convention donated $100 to Juvenile Diabetes.

Aussiecon 4:  Read from my novel, “The Whale’s Tale” and read “Rocket and Sparky” (from Worlds next Door) as part of the convention program. Appeared on a panel about fan publications with Erika Lacey and … as part of the program.
Nullus Anxietas Discworld convention, Penrith, NSW 8-10 April, 2011. Conducted a 2 panel Writers Workshop with Simon Petrie (Session 1 Friday 8/4/11, Session 2 10/4/11) Presented a panel on Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine ceolebrating the release of 50 issues with Simon Petrie.
Panel on the “Boundaries of Young Adult Speculative Fiction with Crissetta MacLeod (Chair) Tycho Petrie, Dawn meredith Conflux convention 1st October, 2011.
Panels at UnCONvention, NZ National SF convention, 1-3 June, 2012, Auckland (Attending as FFANZ delegate) “Get Real”  panel with Robin Clark, Kevin McLean and ??? (nice lady who was a last minute substitute panelist) “Small Presses” with Stephen Minchin, Grace Bridges and Lee Murray. Author reading of Whales Tale and “HG” (ASIM 54) at UnCONventional

Medtrek Reunion; 20-22 February, 2015, Hotel Blue, Katoomba. A relexacon for approx 50 people, where Susan Batho was the *surprise* Guest of Honour.  I organized and ran this convention with the help of many other attendees including Ian McLean, Shayne McCormack, Carol Bott, Karen Auhl, Eric Lindsay, Kurt Frank and Jo Higgins.

SCHOOL APPEARANCE: Visited and spoke with students from Sunshine College (Vic) book-club regarding my novel ” The Whale’s Tale” as well as writing in general, September, 2010.
Judging:  Aurealis Awards Children’s Section, 2011.

Television Appearance:

The Couchman Show, hosted by Peter Couchman. Invited as a special guest re debate on science-fiction. Aired ABC television April 1989.

Radio Appearances:

Bob Hughes Show, 2BL Sydney. September, 1994. With Hattie Hayridge to promote Comedycon convention.

Ken Regez Program. WCLO, Wisconsin, USA. Assisted in supplying research and questions for interview with Forrest J. Ackerman. July (?) 1997.

Spoke with Peter Bryant to promote Aussiecon 3. on Smeg Radio (2RRR.FM) on Wednesday 10 March, 1999, and again on 18th August, 1999.


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