News & Events

2017

Short Story Paper Anniversary being performed at Little Fictions 13th June

Opinion piece Facing Homelessness for Overland

Short Story Compass published in Tincture Journal #17

2016

Winner of the Albury City Short Story Competition for Background

Shortlisted for the Albury City short story competition for Background

Opinion piece Fear and Loathing: Stereotyping drug users has become a deadly matter

Photographs: Over the Fence 1 & 2 exhibited Gallery PH21 Budapest, Hungary, 'RGB' exhibit

Hosting a discussion with Luke Williams at Melbourne Writers Festival Sept 2, 2.30pm.

Hosting a discussion with Elspeth Muir at Melbourne Writers Festival Sept 4, 1pm.

Longlisted for the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Award for Batons and Ropes

Poem Falling Forward in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald

Guest post on Lee Kofman's blog Unfinished work: To keep or not to keep?

 2015

Short story Feeling out of sorts in the game of life published in The Australain Newspaper.

Short story Stewie's Turnaround published by In Short Publishing Co. No. 5.

Short story Arrest Assured published in Island Magazine #142

Article for Overland The new ice age

Appearing at The Melbourne Writers Festival The Morning Read August 29 

Appearing at The Melbourne Writers Festival Secrets & Lies August 28

Short Story My Diaspora published in Review of Australian Fiction

Article for Overland Personal Histories of Abuse

Q & A about Down To The River at Collins Bookshop Bairnsdale: April 23, 7pm. Bookings required

Novel Down to the River published in March by Sleepers. Launch: March 12

Writer-in-residence for Readings Bookshop Blog throughout March

Interview (begins at 11.15 mins on recording) on 3RRR FM 102.7Mhz 11th March Show: Multi-storied

Blog post at Very Bad Apple about Australian Aboriginal Incarceration Rates

Poem Shafted published in Cordite: Obsolete Editor, Tracy Ryan

2014

Poem Panic Stations published in Rabbit #13

Reading at The Alderman, Brunswick, 5pm, Sunday Nov 9 for Rabbit

Understanding Addiction televised on ABC Big Ideas  

Blog on Wordpress: SJ Finn eating one piece of art at a time

Poem Bylaw published in Dazzled

Poem Bylaw longlisted in University of Canberra's Vice Chancellor's International Poetry Prize

Event at Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 Understanding Addiction

Poem There's nothing like being part of a garden... in The Age & SMH

Short story Kalgoorlie shortlisted in the Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize

Short story Kalgoorlie published in Australian Review of Fiction

2013
 

Editor of Summer Online Fiction at Overland Literary Journal

Essay at Overland Literary Journal: Why has naloxone been kept from those who need it?

Article on Wayne Macauley called A Cook, A Caravan, A Canoe in Readings Monthly

Short story Tipping Point published in Kill Your Darlings No. 13 comment by Zoe Barron on Meanjin Blog

Short story Familiar Territory published in Sleepers Almanac 8

 

2012
This Too Shall Pass highly commended in Barbara Jefferis Award (ASA)

Short story Breathless was highly commended in The Alan Marshall Award

Interview with Spineless Wonders about Short Stories

Poem Ageing Without Clause published in The Age newspaper

Short Story Tractor Tractor published in Overland Literary Magazine

2011

Paper Anniversary published in Escape Anthology by Spineless Wonders

Poem Blowhole commended in the Eastern Libraries National Poetry Comp

Paper Anniversary runner-up in the Carmel Bird Short Story Comp

Story Gestation third prize in The Women's Society of Writing NSW National Comp

Appearance at The Melbourne Writers' Festival, Friday 2nd September: 2:30 p.m. at The Cube, Fed Sqr.

Appearance at The Emerging Writers' Festival, Sunday May 29

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine What to do about the sex trade?

Review for Overland Literary Magazine The Best Australian Stories 2011

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine Why War?

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine Beyond belief

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine Thanks for 50 years of prohibition

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine Crime or sin?

Interview about This Too Shall Pass published online at The Ember

Interview about This Too Shall Pass published online at Verity LA

Short Story After the Fire published online at Verity LA

Launch of This Too Shall Pass, Thursday March 3

Appearance on Aural Text, RRR, Wednesday March 2

You Tube of SJ Finn, produced by Sleepers Publishing

2010

Became a guest blogger for Overland Literary Magazine

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine The Inconvenience of Unhappiness

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine Experiences from the frontline

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine Homebirthing may soon disappear

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine Drugs, Afghanistan, terrorism and US corporations

Review for Overland Literary Magazine Equator

Commentary for Overland Literary Magazine Or just plain advertising?

Review for Overland Literary Magazine Come Inside

Short story Heart String published in The Global Short Story Anthology

Poem War Through The TV published in The Age Newspaper

Poem War Through The TV published inThe Best Australian Poems 2010

Short story Angus's Playground short listed in the Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Comp

Poems No Returns and Treading published in Picaro Press in'The Green Fuse'

MS Moral Inconvenience short listed for Varuna/Penguin Prize

MS Moral Inconvenience short listed for Varuna/HarperCollins mentorship

2009

Short story Agapanthus published in The Sleepers Almanac 5

Poem Crave published in The Age Newspaper

Poem The Judgement was highly commended in The Melbourne Lord Mayor's Poetry Prize

2008

The poem Unsaved was published in The Age Newspaper

Short story Heart String was highly commended in The Global Short Story Competition

Short story Flame Game was runner-up in The Hal Porter Short Story Competition

Poems Motion and Sweet Goodnights published in Cordite #27

Short story Something For Amanda was published in 'Strange 4'

Short story Finding The Dead was published as A Mini Short #018 for Vignette Press

Short story Flame Game published in Going Down Swinging #27

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