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Zoe Meager


This is all you remember. The sound of her pacing the house at night. She paced in the daytime too but the daylight swept that swishing sound away among the other household sounds. When the giraffe first arrived in the house the swishing kept you pinned to your bed at night, staring up at the ceiling, though you couldn’t see it for the absolute dark… “
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To contact Zoë through her agent, visit Elise Dillsworth Agency.

Zoe MeagerZoë Meager is from Christchurch,
New Zealand and has a Master of Creative Writing from the University of Auckland.

She won the 2013 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, Pacific Region, and was runner-up for the 2015 Overland Story Wine Prize. In 2016 she won the North & South Short, Short Story Competition and was shortlisted for the Overland Victoria University Short Story Prize.

Her work was nominated for Best Short Fictions 2017, and anthologised in Bath Flash Fiction Volumes One and Two.

Zoë is a fiction reader for Overland and Competitions Secretary for Takahē.

February 2018

The lunchbox is runner-up in the North & South Short, Short Story Competition 2017.

January 2018

How to see a taniwha appears in the Paper Swans Press anthology, Flash, I love you!

December 2017

Lipstick on rye appears in The Lobsters Run Free: Bath Flash Fiction Volume 2

November 2017

Starting again appears in Litro

Heartworm appears in He Whakaritenga Hou – A New Setting exhibition at MOTAT in a letterpress print by Makyla Curtis.

A mother’s touch, in North & South magazine, December 2016.
First Fish, on The Story Wines 2015 Port Campbell Pinot Noir
Heartworm (letterpress print by Makyla Curtis), in He Whakaritenga Hou – A New Setting exhibition at MOTAT.
How to build everything you hoped for, in Impossible Instructions: a collaboration between writers & artists (chapbook), Gigantic Sequins
How to see a taniwha, in Flash, I love you!
How to select for animal testing, in The New Guard Volume IV
Lipstick on rye, in The Lobsters Run Free: Bath Flash Fiction Volume 2
My, she was yar, in Ellipsis Zine: One
No one looks sideways at a servant, in HISSAC Winners Anthology
Say ahhh, The First Line, Volume 15, Issue 3
Sharp stars, in To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction Volume One
The find, in Word-o-Mat Edition 2
The lunchbox, in North & South magazine, February 2018.
Your problem, Hue and Cry, Issue 7, ‘Deep’

Blue Fifth Review – Treaty 1941
Flash Frontier – FLASHPOINT, Rewilding, This is how it works
Granta – Things with faces
Headland – How it ends, The scar
HISSAC – No one looks sideways at a servant
In Collusion – Abstract Composition I and Abstract Composition II
Litro – Starting again
Lockjaw Magazine – Let us choose to adventure (Part 5.1)
National Flash Fiction Day NZ – Engulfment
North & South – A mother’s touch
Numéro Cinq – Permafrost
Overland – First fish
Penduline Press – Heartworm, Four stubbies
Punctum Magazine – Būtnes ar sejām (trans. Anastasija Mežecka)
The Casket of Fictional Delights – The replacement
The Island Review – The tether