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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. …” read more Things with faces


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 To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction Volume One.

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

September 2017

The replacement wins third place in The Casket of Fictional Delights’ Flash Fiction Competition.

The find appears in Word-o-Mat Edition 2.

June 2017

Engulfment is one of the top 22 stories selected for National Flash Fiction Day’s Micro Madness.

March 2017

Sharp stars is published in To Carry Her Home: Bath Flash Fiction Volume One.

The find, in Word-o-Mat Edition 2
First Fish, on The Story Wines 2015 Port Campbell Pinot Noir
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
No one looks sideways at a servant, in HISSAC Winners Anthology
Say ahhh, The First Line, Volume 15, Issue 3
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
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