“The train pulls in to the sub-basement, where the dark masks the dirt and the faces of strangers. As they step onto the escalator, Ava feels it hum. Platform 3 awaits, floodlit with natural light that will expose every sweaty surface of the station, every muck-mouthed beggar sprawled among the coins that other people drop like waste…” read more A mother’s touch
To contact Zoë through her agent, visit Elise Dillsworth Agency.
Zoë Meager is from Christchurch,
New Zealand and has a Masters in 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.
How to build everything you hoped for, video art with story, is included in Art Is A Living Thing, at Aratoi: Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, from 3rd December 2016 to 15th January 2017.
A mother’s touch wins North & South Short, Short Story Competition.
Sharp stars shortlisted for the October 2016 Bath Flash Fiction Award, and forthcoming in the anthology.
FLASHPOINT, a flash fiction zine edited and designed by Zoë is online as part of the Flash Frontier September Feature.
Sharp stars, in To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction Volume One
A mother’s touch, in North & South magazine, December 2016.
How to select for animal testing, in The New Guard Volume IV,
How to build everything you hoped for, in Impossible Instructions: a collaboration between writers & artists (chapbook), Gigantic Sequins
Say ahhh, The First Line, Volume 15, Issue 3
Your problem, Hue and Cry, Issue 7, ‘Deep’
Blue Fifth Review – Treaty 1941
Granta – Things with faces
Highlands and Islands Short Story Association – No one looks sideways at a servant
The Island Review – The tether
Lockjaw Magazine – Let us choose to adventure (Part 5.1)
North & South – A mother’s touch
Numéro Cinq – Permafrost
Overland – First fish